Media Coverage


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

2018

5/11 – Roanoke Times — Irvine receives national recognition for Roanoke-area food bank

5/9 — WSLS10 – Stamp Out Hunger food drive this weekend

5/8 — WSLS10 – Daytime Blue Ridge: Stamp Out Hunger

5/7 — Bristol Herald Courier – Food Lion Feeds Donates More than 200,000 Meals to Jump-Start Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in the Carolinas, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia

5/2 – Salisbury Post — ‘Together, we can end hunger:’ Food Lion Feedys awards showcase those fighting hunger

5/2 – WFIR — Feeding America, CEO Pamela Irvine honored by national organization 

4/30 — Roanoke Times – Miracles happen on Melrose Avenue: Community Solutions Center to open May 23

4/14 — Radford News Journal – Feeding America, Sharkey’s to host fundraising meal to feed the hungry Wednesday

4/6 — WSLS10 – BJ’s makes $10,000 donation to Feeding America Southwest Virginia

4/2 — WSLS10 – Roanoke continues investing millions of dollars to revitalize northwest

3/27 – Bristol Herald Courier — Feeding America Southwest Virginia receives $50K grant

3/24 – Newcastle Record — “Feeding America Southwest Virginia volunteers deliver food to local families

3/22 – WSLS10 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia gets 40,000 lbs of donated apples

3/20 – Speedway Digest — AJ Allmendinger to Visit Martinsville Kroger store, Donate food to Salvation Army of Martinsville

3/20 – BusinessWire.com — Food Lion Feeds Launches Meal Madness Social Media Campaign Among Food Bank Partners

3/14 – WDBJ7 — Roanoke spends millions to improve northwest section of city

3/9 – WFXR — Roanoke Valley Gives Day: Feeding America Southwest Virginia

3/7 – WSLS10 – Clean room at Feeding America Southwest Virginia saves money and eliminates waste

3/5 – WSLS10 — New community center in northwest Roanoke scheduled to open in May

3/5 – The Roanoke Star — Feeding America SWVA Anounces $1.4 million Campaign to Support Community Solutions Center

3/4 – Roanoke Times —  Names and changes: Business recognitions and promotions for the week of March 4, 2018

3/1 – Salem Times Register — Kroger’s McGee joins board of Feeding America Southwest Virginia 

2/27 – Bristol Herald Courier — Area Junior Leagues’ 28th annual food drive to be held this weekend

2/23 – WDBJ7 — Construction begins on Roanoke community kitchen and market

2/14 – WSLS10 — Volunteers needed as Feeding America food truck grows in popularity 

2/12 – CUInsight.com — Member One Federal Credit Union’s executive team leads a volunteering initiative

1/15 – WDBJ7 — Students use MLK Day to help others

1/11 – WDBJ7 — Virginia Grocery Investment Fund to target food deserts in the state

1/9 – WSLS10 — Little Caesars hands out free pizza at Danville food bank

1/8 – WSLS10 — Little Caesars, other organizations team up to give out free meals

1/4 – WDBJ7 — Roanoke food bank granted thousands of dollars to stock up

1/4 – WDBJ7 — Cold weather can affect food security for families in need

2017

12/21 – Martinsville Bulletin — Going Viral: FeedtheNation app gets national attention

12/21 – WFIR — Morning News Segment, Pam Irvine

12/1 – Southern Living Magazine – Southerners of the Year 2017

12/1 – Delta Sky Magazine — Rural Food Access: Health Communities

11/29 – WFXR — Grocery Dash held to help the hungry

11/28 – WSLS10 — Local nonprofits benefit from Giving Tuesday

11/26 – Roanoke Times — Dadline: Children can learn that giving is as fulfilling as receiving during the holidays

11/23 – Bristol Herald Courier — Feeding America serves up Thanksgiving meals to Washington County residents

11/23 – Roanoke Times — Chess club holds fundraiser with contest, lecture

11/22 – WCYB — Olive Garden in Bristol, VA helping others during the holidays

11/21 – Virginia Tech News — Charities seeking to curb hunger are part of Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign

11/19 – WSLS10 — Hunters for the Hungry gears up for deer hunting season after losing meat processor

11/17 – WDBJ7 — Major gift from Kroger provides new truck for food bank

11/17 – WSLS10 — Kroger gives Feeding America Southwest Virginia $133,000 truck in midst of crisis

11/16 – WFXR — Demand for food increases at Feeding America Southwest Virginia

11/16 – Southern Living — Southerners of the Year

11/16 – Roanoke Times — Southern Living recognizes leaders behind Roanoke Community Solutions Center 

11/10 – Roanoke Times — Events planned for Veterans Day

11/8 – WDBJ7 — Renovations set to begin in new Roanoke Community Solutions Center

11/6 – WSLS10 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia to build new clean room for bulk food deliveries

11/2 – WSLS10 — Roanoke Women’s Foundation announces largest total amount of grant money in 13 years

11/1 – Roanoke Times — LDS Day to Serve program aids food bank

10/28 – WFXR — Feeding America teams up with local artist 

10/27 — Roanoke Times — SunTrust awards $25,000 grant to Junior achievement

10/22 – Martinsville Bulletin — Helping Hands: Martinsville church works to address community’s needs

10/19 – WSLS10 — Food pantry fears losing its building weeks after winning makeover

10/18 – Roanoke Times — Roanoke County lights broadband extension, inching municipal network closer to original vision

10/14 – Bristol Herald Courier — Public Service: elected officials extend a helping hand to feed the hungry

10/13 – Bristol Herald Courier — State elected officials come together to offer a helping hand at Feeding America Southwest Virginia

10/13 – Franklin News Post — Living the ‘dream,’ business owner helps those in need 

10/9 – WSLS10 — Donated food at Feeding America Southwest Virginia down 50 percent

9/29 – WFXR — Food Truck Fest held for Feeding America Southwest Virginia

9/29 – WFXR — Food Truck Fest rolls into Vinton 

9/29 – WDBJ7 — LDS church donates 20,000 lbs. of food to Salem food bank

9/28 – WFIR — Food Truck Fest tomorrow aids fight against hunger

9/28 – WSLS10 — Local pantry receives makeover from Food Lion 

9/27 – WSLS10 – Daytime Blue Ridge: Food Truck Festival – Fast Burger

9/26 – HomeTown Bank — Local Business Spotlight: Feeding America Southwest Virginia on closing the meal gap

9/20 – WBTV – Food Lion workers set world record for bagging lunches

9/20 – WDBJ7 — Public officials volunteer at Salem food bank 

9/20 – WSLS10 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia hosts Elected Officials Volunteer Day

9/20 – Augusta Free Press — Kroger announces Zero Hunger | Zero Waste plan

9/19 – Businesswire.com — Food Lion Sets GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title for Most Bagged Lunches Assembled in One Hour

9/15 – WSLS10 — Virginia’s first lady speaks at Roanoke event to fight hunger

9/11 – Roanoke Times — Letter: Goodlatte Fights Hunger

9/8 – Roanoke Times — Feeding America receives donation through BB&T

9/7 – Feeding America Hunger Blog — Taking Congress to your local food banks

9/6 – WFXR — Feeding America Southwest Virginia needs your help to fight hunger

9/5 – Bristol Herald Courier — Mountain States Health Alliance teaming up with Feeding America Southwest Virginia food bank

9/4 – Philanthropy News Digest — Publix Supermarket Charities awards $5 million to address hunger

9/3 – Roanoke Times — Letter: Food banks support Warner bill

8/31 – Roanoke Times — Milk vouchers available at Kroger stores to fight hunger

8/31 — Roanoke Times – It always ‘came down to the people’ for retiring Roanoke police captain

8/30 – WDBJ7 — Kroger is helping to feed children during National Hunger Action Month

8/30 – WDBJ7 — UPS celebrates anniversary with food bank gift

8/30 – WSET – UPS celebrates its 110th birthday by giving a $10k check to Feeding America SWVA

8/24 – Roanoke Times – Roanoke mayor lauds ‘unparalleled spirit’ of residents in State of the City speech

8/8 – WFXR — AG Life: Donation brings more fresh food to families in need

8/3 – WSLS10 — United Way of Roanoke Valley says 37 percent of people can’t afford basic necessities

7/16 – WDBJ7 — National Ice Cream Day

7/16 – WFXR — Blue Cow Ice Cream launches “Cone for a Cause” on National Ice Cream Day

7/14 – Roanoke Times — Ameriprise Financial volunteers at Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread part of nationwide effort to feed hungry families

7/7 – WFXR — Peanut Butter drive to help families in need 

7/6 – Roanoke Times — Animal adoption event on Saturday, July 8, supports Feeding America 

6/30 – Roanoke Tribune – Organization Breaks Ground on Promising New Center

6/29 – Southwest Times — Peanut butter ordered up for Yankees games

6/27 – WSLS10 — Feeding America community center breaks ground in Melrose neighborhood 

6/27 – WVTF — New Community Resource Center Aims to Heal Wounds of the Past 

6/26 – WFIR — Feeding America Southwest Virginia Breaks Ground

6/24 – Partners plan July peanut butter collection drive

6/21 – WVTF — Charity’s ‘Foodie Truck’ Getting Meals to Kids While School is Out

6/13 – WJHL — Barter Days Starts Tuesday allowing patrons to trade food for Barter Theatre Tickets

6/9 – Kingsport Times News — Barter Theatre returns to its roots with Barter Days 

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