On October 23, 2020 at from 1-3pm, Feeding Southwest Virginia will hold our 18th pop up distribution in the parking lot of the YMCA in Covington.
No pre-registration is required for participants.
The pop up distributions were instituted by Feeding Southwest Virginia in March as a COVID-19 response.
It allows the organization to feed families with food boxes that can provide a family of 4 for 3 days plus fresh produce.
“We found a great way to reach large groups of food insecure individuals and families while creating a no contact system to keep staff, volunteers and clients safe in this uncertain time,” said. Pamela Irvine, president and CEO of Feeding Southwest Virginia. “The Alleghany Highlands is one of the top 4 areas in our service region with the most need based on unemployment and food insecurity statistics. We are proud to serve our communities in Southwest Virginia.”
Feeding Southwest Virginia:
Feeding Southwest Virginia was founded in 1981 and proudly commemorates 39 years of fighting hunger and changing lives through community partnerships. The Food Bank is an affiliate member of Feeding America.
For the last three and a half decades, the Food Bank’s ultimate mission has remained the same: eliminate hunger in the region.
The primary function of the Food Bank is to secure and distribute large quantities of food for the hungry.
Approximately $33 million worth of food and grocery related products are channeled annually through a network of more than 350 partner feeding programs in our 26-county, 9-city region that provide food or meals to those in need.
Visit www.FeedingSWVA.org for more information or like us on Facebook.
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