Updates

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is participating in the USDA's Summer Food Service Program, sponsoring 10 feeding sites beginning in June for children at risk of going hungry in the Lynchburg area. The Food Bank said it expects to provide food to more than 1,500 children across the 25-county service area through the program this summer.
May 31, 2017
New Map the Meal Gap study shows money is tighter for those already struggling.
May 30, 2017
During the month of May, No Kid Hungry Virginia celebrated Virginia Breakfast Challenge winners with celebrations across the state, and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe led the ribbon cutting ceremony for Feeding America Southwest Virginia's new Cafe to Grow Food Truck!
May 30, 2017
Eating out at a Beach restaurant soon? Now the Instagram picture of your meal can help feed hungry locals in need. The Virginia Beach Restaurant Association launched a campaign Monday that runs until Labor Day, Sept. 4 encouraging people to take pictures of their meals at eateries in the city.
May 30, 2017
In Hopewell, Director of Operations Patrick Barnes is taking an innovative approach to this problem: if he can’t get the kids to the table, he’ll bring the table to the kids. This summer, Hopewell City Public Schools is launching its brand-new Food Bus: an older school bus that with about $40,000 in alterations has been revamped into a food truck that will bring summer meals to Hopewell’s affordable housing communities.
May 26, 2017
First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe joined Virginia Secretary of Education Dietra Trent, Virginia State Delegate Roslyn Tyler, Virginia State University Head Football Coach and former NFL player Reggie Barlow and other partners, including No Kid Hungry Virginia and the Southeast Dairy Association at Edward W. Wyatt Middle School on Friday, May 19, to recognize the school for its success in connecting students with breakfast. Edward W. Wyatt Middle School was one of 12 school winners in the Virginia Breakfast Challenge, a campaign to increase school breakfast participation across the state.
May 23, 2017
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