Hunger & Feeding Stories


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 […]

Squeaky Clean

Thanks to a generous grant of $50,000 from the Roanoke Women’s Foundation, FASWVA will be transforming an unused area of its Salem distribution center into a “clean room” suitable for bulk food repacking. Having this dedicated area will mean that FASWVA can purchase items such as pasta, rice and cereal […]