Updates

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe visited a Valley school on Monday, May 22, to celebrate the hard work of employees to ensure no child goes hungry. Riverheads Elementary was among twelve schools recently recognized for winning the Virginia Breakfast Challenge — a competition between more than 1,300 schools to increase the number of students eating the most important meal of the day.
May 23, 2017
One in eight Americans — 42 million people — still struggles to get enough to eat. And while that number has been going down recently, hunger appears to be getting worse in some economically distressed areas, especially in rural communities. Food banks that serve these areas are also feeling the squeeze, as surplus food supplies dwindle but the lines of people seeking help remain long. As a result, food banks such as Feeding America Southwest Virginia are trying to shorten those lines by doing more to address the root causes of hunger, such as poverty, unemployment and bad health.
May 23, 2017
Petersburg school officials are seeking help to make sure no child in the city goes hungry this summer. Petersburg City Public Schools is seeking community groups and sites to serve as summer locations where children can come for free breakfasts and lunches as part of Petersburg’s Summer Food Service Program.
May 19, 2017
Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe will visit Riverheads Elementary Monday afternoon to recognize the school and the Augusta County Schools for their increased participation in the student school breakfast program.
May 19, 2017
Virginia First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe recently paid a visit to Metz Middle in Manassas to award the school for its increased participation in school breakfast programs as part of the Virginia Breakfast Challenge.
May 11, 2017
There’s only one thing that can get third-graders dancing and squealing their way through the school lunch line on an otherwise ordinary Wednesday. And it’s not free dessert.
May 10, 2017
Food Lion Feeds has partnered with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC), the United States Postal Service (USPS) and food banks in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, North Carolina and South Carolina to support the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. Throughout the week, Food Lion will help kick off the drive in each state by donating more than 70,000 meals total to local feeding agencies in these states.
May 08, 2017
Perdue Farms and the Delmarva Shorebirds announced the launch of the annual season-long 2017 Perdue Strike Out Hunger Challenge on Delmarva, in partnership with the region’s three food banks.
May 05, 2017
“A mom leaned over to me and said, ‘Those bags are amazing.’ She was talking about the bags of food that go home to help families get by over the weekend. It was eye opening I had no idea this mom was struggling. It shows how hidden hunger can be, and how you can’t be sure what families are facing at home.”
May 01, 2017