Our Partner Agencies are able to effectively distribute food to their communities through a variety of programs.
Elderly Nutrition: Any program that provides services on site for the elderly where meals or snacks are served. This includes councils on aging, congregate meal sites and adult day care centers.
Food Pantry: Food distribution program that provides groceries on a regular schedule to people in need of emergency food. Food is consumed off-site.
Shelter: On-site programs specializing in a specific area in regard to client needs. Examples are substance abuse recovery house, homes for people with mental disabilities and facilities for troubled youth.
Harvest Home Kitchen: An agency that serves emergency meals to clients on site and on regularly scheduled days and hours.
Mobile Food Pantry: The Mobile Food Pantry Program (MFP) is a distribution program that targets areas that are under-served or difficult to reach. The program enables us to impact the lives, health and well-being of residents living in remote locations of the counties we serve.
A Focus Toward Child Hunger
Backpack: A program that works to provide food to help students eat during weekends and school vacations. Backpacks are filled with food and other product and discreetly distributed to children to take home on the last day before the weekend or school vacation. The food products are child-friendly, nonperishable, easily consumed, and vitamin fortified.
Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP): A program that provides services to school age children (tutoring and other enrichment programs) after school hours. This service is supported through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) and requires that meals/snacks meet specific requirements to qualify for reimbursement through the United States Department of Agriculture.
Summer Food Service Program (SFSP): In Southwest Virginia, more than 79,000 children qualify for free and reduced price meals at school. The mission of the Summer Food Service Program is to meet the needs of those children at risk of going hungry in the summer by providing them with nutritious meals and snacks when they no longer have access to free or reduced price school meals.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
It is the policy of the Food Bank to afford equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment. This means that we are committed to making our decisions in all terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, veteran’s status or any other status protected by federal law or Virginia law. It is also our policy not to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation.
USDA Commodities Equal Opportunity Statement
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