NPR’s Pam Fessler covers our still struggling southwest Virginia, the elimination of after-school programs for low-income children, and FASWVA’s effort to provide food to the region.

  May 2, 2017: Under Trump Budget, Nearly 2 Million Kids May Lose After-School Care The Trump administration says there’s no evidence the program works, but supporters say that thinking is misguided. Some even call it a “godsend.” Listen:      May 22, 2017: In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But […]

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11th Annual Legal Food Frenzy

The 11th Annual Legal Food Frenzy is coming April 3 – 14, 2017 Legal Food Frenzy provides an opportunity to creatively work with your law firm’s coworkers to make a huge impact and help provide food to those facing hunger.  In 2016, the funds and food collected during this drive […]

FASWVA 2016 Year-End Video

Another year of serving the hungry of our region is in the books! We present to you our annual year-end video highlighting key moments, supporters, and actions taken throughout 2016 to fight hunger and raise awareness of food insecurity. If you enjoy what you see, please share it with your […]

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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, […]