I am the 1 in 8

I am the 1 in 8 Susan Johnson It’s hard to imagine that 1-in-8 people in Southwest Virginia are at risk of going hungry. “Most people equate it with a homeless person,” says Susan Johnson, a volunteer at God’s Grace Food Pantry in Marion, Va., “but in actuality, it’s not […]


Food Lion Feeds Great Pantry Makeover

Food Lion Feeds Great Pantry Makeover FASWVA partner program Ecumenical Faith in Action (EFIA) had been considering making a few updates to its food pantry space for some time when they learned they’d be getting a big helping hand from the Food Lion Feeds Great Pantry Makeover program in September, […]


“These People Are My Family”

“These People Are My Family” Getting by with a little help from some friends Maria Kestner has an infectious smile and is quick to dispense hugs to everyone at Feeding America Southwest Virginia in Abingdon, where she volunteers. “These people are my family,” she says. Her FASWVA family helped her […]


FASWVA Welcomes New Board Member: Shane Estep

Feeding America Southwest Virginia Welcomes New Board Member: Shane Estep Food Distribution Specialist, K-VA-T Food Stores, Inc. Shane Estep joined the Food City team in 1992, accepting a position as a courtesy clerk/stocker in Pikeville, Kentucky while attending college. What began as a part-time job quickly grew into the makings […]


We Can Do That !

We Can Do That. Three longtime volunteers making a difference at FASWVA At Feeding America Southwest Virginia, if it has been built, dug, painted or fixed since 2006, chances are, there are three men to thank. Bruce Mitchell, Jim Seddon and Harry VanGuilder are three longtime volunteers who spend their […]