When you walk through the warehouses at Feeding America Southwest Virginia in Salem and Abingdon, you must watch your step. All around you there are pallets piled high with boxes of food, and fork lifts moving swiftly back and forth from trucks to racks and back again. Or at least, […]

Finding a Way

Lee Horn runs the Suburban Christian Church’s food pantry in Bristol, Virginia – one of Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s 350+ partner programs. The daughter of a pastor, Lee grew up advocating for those who are less fortunate. “All I’d ever known was helping people,” she explains modestly. She continues this […]

On the Move

Trucks are an often overlooked part of food bank operations. But the fact is, without trucks, Feeding America Southwest Virginia couldn’t exist. These rumbling diesel beasts travel from one corner of our 12,400 square-mile service region to the other picking up donated food, dropping off partner program orders, delivering disaster […]

FASWVA Welcomes New Board Members: Allison McGee and Rob Ward

Allison McGee is the Corporate Affairs Manager for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division. She has served in several capacities at Kroger since beginning her work there in 2007. Before moving to customer communications and corporate affairs, McGee was responsible for developing and managing Kroger’s “KTV” in-house communication and training program. McGee is […]

FASWVA Recognized in National Publications

Congratulations to FASWVA President and CEO Pamela Irvine for receiving TWO great recognitions this fall. Pamela was recently recognized along with Retired Roanoke Police Captain and friend of the food bank Rick Morrison – they were both named “Southerners of the Year” by Southern Living Magazine. LINK:  Pamela was also […]