October 13, 14, 15: Craftsmen’s Classic Arts and Crafts Festival!

Coming to the Berglund Center for it’s 30th year on October 13, 14 and 15! Featuring original designs and work from hundreds of talented artists and craftspeople from across America. Many exhibitors will demonstrate their creative processes throughout the weekend. This show has  been named a Top 20 Event by […]


Full Circle

Virginia Graham lives in a small apartment in what was once a historic chapel in the picturesque village of Elliston, Virginia. She enjoys her bit of tranquility, but she has also faced a lot of challenges in her lifetime. She used to do office work – data entry and some […]


Breaking New Ground

On a bright, sunny day in June, Feeding America Southwest Virginia gathered with a group of partners at a building on Melrose Avenue that has seen better days. It is fondly remembered for its days as the fine-dining establishment Lowell’s Restaurant. But its most recent incarnation, the nightclub “Ms. Choc’s […]


David: Reflections from Michelle Stamper

Michelle Stamper is the volunteer director of a FASWVA Mobile Food Pantry site in Grayson County. It was winter when I first met David, so we were holding the Mobile Food Pantry distribution inside the gym. I was up front calling out numbers and taking cards as clients started through […]


Giving Back in Retirement: IRA Charitable Rollover

1 in 8 individuals in our community doesn’t always know whether they’ll have enough food to eat. Your support can make a difference! If you’ve reached the age of 701/2, and are considering ways to reduce your federal income tax on unneeded, but required distributions from your traditional IRA – […]