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 […]


FASWVA Welcomes New Board Members: Allison McGee and Rob Ward

Allison McGee is the Corporate Affairs Manager for Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic Division. She has served in several capacities at Kroger since beginning her work there in 2007. Before moving to customer communications and corporate affairs, McGee was responsible for developing and managing Kroger’s “KTV” in-house communication and training program. McGee is […]


FASWVA Recognized in National Publications

Congratulations to FASWVA President and CEO Pamela Irvine for receiving TWO great recognitions this fall. Pamela was recently recognized along with Retired Roanoke Police Captain and friend of the food bank Rick Morrison – they were both named “Southerners of the Year” by Southern Living Magazine. LINK: southernliving.com/culture/southerners-doing-good-2017  Pamela was also […]


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 […]


Of World Records and PB&J

Back in September, the folks at Food Lion Feeds took on a challenge. As a part of Food Lion’s 60th anniversary activities, they planned to set a Guinness World Record for the most bagged lunches made in an hour. The lunches would contain a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a […]