Hunger In Our Region

It’s Really Simple

People in Southwest Virginia are hungry today.

1 in 8

Southwest Virginia residents faces HUNGER.

Food Insecurity, or a lack of consistent access to enough nutritious food for an active, healthy life, often looks like tough choices. It can mean hunger is only one flat tire or an illness away. Parents skipping meals so their kids can eat. Seniors missing meals so they can pay for medications. Even food bank clients who work two jobs must often choose between paying an electric bill or buying groceries.

1 in 5 children

in our region faces HUNGER.

Children who suffer from poor nutrition during the brain’s most formative years score lower on tests of vocabulary, reading comprehension, arithmetic and general knowledge. Kids who have enough to eat during the day concentrate better, act out less and have improved academic performance over time.

Hunger In Our Region

We are your community partner in ending hunger in our region.

Our mission is to help nourish people in our 26 county, 9 city service region. Working with over 350 partner agencies, the impact of our dedicated collective efforts is reflected in the numbers below:

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109,680 individuals served every month with either groceries or a hot meal

When families face impossible choices, Feeding Southwest Virginia provides the safety net they can turn to and keep food on the table. We work with other hunger relief partners to find new solutions, shorten the line, and keep our distribution network strong year after year.

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Annual distribution of roughly 15 million meals

Sometimes a tornado or other natural disaster comes along and the food bank helps teams respond. Our programs are also there when a personal crisis arises like the loss of a job or an unexpected medical bill.

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“We’re so grateful for food. It’s such a blessing, the food pantry…and then when Feeding America Southwest Virginia started providing fresh vegetables, oh that was just incredible!”

“The help here is awesome…I’m just really grateful this place exists.”

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