Media Coverage


Coverage of FASWVA in the media will be posted and collected here.

2017

6/7 – WSLS10 — New summer feeding program delivers meals to children who face food insecurity

6/7 – Bristol Herald Courier — LETTER: Appreciating noble neighbors

6/5 – WSLS10 — Giles County food mission hoping federal program will help expansion

6/5 – Bristol Herald Courier  — Bristol, SWVa. to receive $935,000 USDA grant

6/5 – The Roanoke Star — Feeding America Has Big Plans for Notorious Crime Haven

6/1 – Martinsville Bulletin — Martinsville tops list of Virginia’s food-insecure areas

5/31 – WDBJ7 — Summer feeding programs available for students needing a meal

5/31 – WSLS10 — Rising cost of food pushes food insecure even farther behind

5/23 – WFXR — Virginia’s First Lady helps kick off a new food truck in Roanoke

5/23 – WSLS10 Daytime Blue Ridge — New “Foodie Truck” Offers Healthy Options to Kids

5/22 – Roanoke Times — “Foodie’ truck to deliver 10,000 meals to Roanoke children

5/22 – NPR — In Some Rural Counties, Hunger Is Rising, But Food Donations Aren’t

5/17 – WSLS10 — Feeding America buys former Ms. Choc’s Lounge, renovations to begin

5/17 – WDBJ7 — Partners begin work on community center, to transform recent trouble spot

5/17 – Roanoke Times — Feeding America completes purchase of Melrose Avenue building for community center

5/10 – WSET – 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive scheduled for Saturday

5/5 – Roanoke Times — Plans to open Roanoke community center continue despite Wednesday fire 

5/4 – WSLS10 — Melrose Avenue fire under investigation, plans remain for Community Solutions Center 

5/4 – WDBJ7 — Crews respond to fire at former Ms. Choc’s lounge in Roanoke

4/25 – Martinsville Bulletin — Serving Up Hope: Local ministry offers help for the hungry 

4/25 — WSLS10 — Help Feeding America fight hunger in Southwest Virginia

4/5 – Business Wire — During Easter Week, Food Lion Feeds Donates 200,000 pounds of Food to Families Fighting Hunger

4/1 – Martinsville Bulletin — Helping Hands: Bassett group feeds the hungry

3/31 – Kingsport Times-News — Virginia first lady goers on whirlwind tour of Southwest Virginia

3/30 – Martinsville Bulletin – Allmendinger meets fans, helps the hungry in Martinsville

3/28 — WFXR — Patrick Henry Community College fights hunger on campus 

3/26 – WFXR — Design & development marathon helping 18 local non-profits in the Roanoke-Blacksburg community

3/23 – Speedway Digest — AJ Allmendinger to visit fans at Kroger in Martinsville on Thursday, March 30

3/20 – WCYB — Community organizations appeal for funding Abingdon’s new budget

3/7 – Bristol Herald Courier — Local Junior Leagues work to fight hunger in Mountain Empire

2/23 – Roanoke Times — Roanoke College and Hollins University celebrate day of service together

2/15 – WSLS10 — Fundraising to begin for Roanoke Community Solutions Center

2/10 – WFXR — Community Leaders turning former nuisance bar into community solutions center

2/9 – WDBJ7 — Site of shooting to turn into community center in Roanoke

2/9 – Roanoke Times — Community leaders to transform crime-ridden property to community solutions center

2/9 – WSLS10 — Community Solution Center aims to repurpose Roanoke building known for crime activity

1/27 – WDBJ7 — A Farmers Market Just for Kids in Roanoke

1/27 – WFXR — Feeding America Southwest Virginia hosts kids farmers’ market

1/20 – Roanoke Times — MLK food drive extended through Saturday

1/19 – The Enterprise — An app for that: Web-Based program matches needs with services

1/17 – WSLS10 — Radford University gives back in honor of Dr. King

1/13 – Roanoke Times — Feeding America tallies year-end donations

1/10 – Virginia Business Magazine — Brown Edwards Names New Managing Partner

1/5 – WDBJ7 — 7,000 more pounds of food for Feeding America Southwest Virginia

1/5 – CUInsight.com — Member One executive team kicks off volunteering initiative at Feeding America

2016

12/14 – WSLS10 — WSLS 10’s Dawn Jefferies, Jeff Haniewich win Grocery Dash to help needy families

12/2 – WVTF — Hunter for the Hungry Feeding Thousands

11/28 – Roanoke Times — Canstruction Southwest Virginia announces Peoples’ Choice winner, generates more than 17,000 lbs. of food

11/24 – Roanoke Times — Ameriprise Financial volunteers support Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread

11/24 – Bristol Herald Courier — Feeding America serves over 300 Thanksgiving meals in Abingdon

11/18 – WSLS10 — Feeding America SWVA uses vacuum testing to make a big dent in food recovery