Press Releases


Press releases and media alerts from Feeding America Southwest Virginia.

2019

3/18 — Canstruction Southwest Virginia 2019 award winners announced

2/5 — Canstruction Southwest Virginia returns to Taubman Museum of Art, March 1 – 17

1/23 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia to distribute food boxes to workers from USP Lee affected by partial government shutdown

1/11 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia Second Culinary Arts Training Cohort Graduates

2018

12/20 — Virginia Tech Football Team Helps Feed the Hungry in New River Valley With Turkeys from Kroger

12/14 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia & Community Foundation Serving Western Virginia to Unveil new “Mobile Meals to Feed the Hungry” vehicle

12/5 — Federation of Virginia Food Banks to Launch Milk for Good Campaign

11/21 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s Harvest Home Community Kitchen prepares Thanksgiving Lunches

11/9 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Local Food Lion Associates to assist with food distribution at Sweet Union Baptist Church Food Pantry as part of Food Lion Feeds “Great Pantry Makeover” Service Project

10/17 — FASWVA graduates first culinary arts training class at Community Solutions Center in Roanoke

10/9 — Food Lion to announce $91.7 million investment in Roanoke

10/5 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia receives a fourth food donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

10/2 — Notre Dame alumni host “Alumni Charity Challenge” to benefit FASWVA

9/19 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia Hosts 2nd annual Food Truck Fest in Vinton

9/17 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia hosts Eighth Annual Elected Officials Volunteer Day in Abingdon

9/17 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia hosts Eighth Annual Elected Officials Volunteer Day in Salem

9/11 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia prepares for local hurricane impacts

8/30 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia and Kroger ask Southwest Virginians to take action to end hunger

7/31 — Community partners spread peanut butter campaign for the hungry

6/7 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia to benefit from CenturyLink Campaign to Fight Hunger

6/7 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia hosts Free Summer Meal Sites for Children – Abingdon

6/7 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia hosts Free Summer Meal Sites for Children – Salem

5/21 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia to open new Community Solutions Center Wednesday, May 23 at 11 a.m.

5/16 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia wins Food King Award

5/7 — Letter carriers’ 26th annual food drive set for Sat., May 12

5/2 — FASWVA president and CEO Pamela Irvine honored with national fellowship award

4/9 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia to hold fundraising meal at Sharkey’s in Radford on 4/18

3/27 – Feeding America Southwest Virginia receives $50,000 grant from Publix Super Markets Charities

3/5 – Feeding America Southwest Virginia announces $1.4 million campaign to support Community Solutions Center 

2/26 – Junior Leagues hold annual Food Drive March 3 at Food City locations in Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee

2017

12/18 – Feeding America Southwest Virginia President/CEO speaks on Governors Food and Farm Partnership Panel, Introduces VA First Lady

12/8 – Feeding America Southwest Virginia recognized in national, international publications

11/1 – FASWVA President/CEO Pamela Irvine recognized by Virginia General Assembly

10/27 – MEDIA ADVISORY: P. Buckley Moss unveils new print to benefit Feeding America Southwest Virginia at Sinkland Farms Pumpkin Festival

10/11 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia Hosts seventh annual Elected Officials Volunteer Day in Abingdon

9/28 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia receives a third food donation from the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

9/28 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia Hosts Food Truck Fest in Vinton

9/27 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Local Food Lion associates to remodel God’s Provision food pantry in Rocky Mount as part of Food Lion Feeds’ “Great Pantry Makeover” service project

9/20 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia Hosts Seventh Annual Elected Officials Volunteer Day

9/14 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia Annual Partner Program Conference to feature VA First Lady as keynote speaker

9/5 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia and Mountain States Health Alliance announce new partnership to support health and well-being of local residents

9/1 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia Asks Southwest Virginians to Take Action to End Hunger

8/14 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia receives additional funding from BB&T Lighthouse Project

8/7 — Morgan Stanley Provides $10,000 Grant to Feeding America Southwest Virginia To Expand Fresh Produce Program

7/14 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia receives $40,000 grant from Walmart

6/27 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia Breaks Ground on Community Solutions Center

6/23– Community partners spread peanut butter campaign for the hungry

6/22 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new Community Solutions Center, make special announcement

6/2 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia Announces Summer Food Service Program Open Sites (Abingdon)

6/2 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia Announces Summer Food Service Program Open Sites (Salem)

5/30 — Life Gets Harder for Southwest Virginia’s Hungry

5/22 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s New Café to Grow “Foodie Truck” to Serve Summer Meals to Youth Across Roanoke

5/16 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia announces purchase of Melrose avenue property, receipt of grant funding for Community Solutions Center

5/10 — Letter carriers’ 25th annual food drive set for Sat., May 13 

5/3 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia to benefit from Walmart’s “Fight Hunger. Spark Change” campaign

1/6 — Kroger Donates Funds and Food to Feeding America Southwest Virginia 

2016

11/23 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s Harvest Home Community Kitchen prepares Thanksgiving Lunches

10/15 — MEDIA ADVISORY: P. Buckley Moss unveils prints to benefit Feeding America Southwest Virginia & American Farmland Trust at Sinkland Farms

10/12 — MEDIA ADVISORY: Feeding America Southwest Virginia Dedicates New Vehicle to Service

9/29 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia Receives a Second Trailer Truck Full of Food From The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

9/8 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia Asks Region’s Residents to Take Action to End Hunger

9/7 — Feeding America Southwest Virginia receives $6,000 grant from the UPS Foundation