#RVGives Day: Community Solutions Center
#RVGives Day is an initiative of Foundation for Roanoke Valley that elevates philanthropy in our local community. With incentive prizes throughout the day, your gift on Wednesday, March 14th could help win additional support for the charity of your choice.
FASWVA’s project for #RVGives Day? A collaborative initiative called the Feeding America Southwest Virginia/Food Lion Feeds Community Solutions Center. The Community Solutions Center is dedicated to providing a bright, healthy future for all children in Roanoke.
The Community Solutions Center will house a culinary job training program and prepare meals for mobile delivery through the food bank’s “Café to Grow” food truck for kids. It will also serve as a space to strengthen citizen engagement.
Located at 2328 Melrose Avenue in Roanoke, the Community Solutions Center is scheduled to open in May. When completed, it will provide nutritious meals for food-insecure children and adults as well as offer food preparation job training and food safety management certifications for individuals. The Center will also include a full training and production kitchen, offices, a market area, a community room and space for community meetings and Roanoke police outreach programs.