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Chew On This

Thoughtful reflections on the work to solve hunger in central and western Virginia, and insights into the experiences of our neighbors in need, from Food Bank staff and guest contributors.

Enough to Share: Taking a Tip from Tony Bennett

“I have more than enough.” With these five words, University of Virginia Men’s Basketball Head Coach Tony Bennett explained why he turned down a substantial raise this year so that the money can be used instead to support UVA’s athletic programs. In August, Coach Bennett participated in the Charlottesville 29 [...]

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It Takes a Village: Packing Food for Seniors

The Food Bank recently launched a new volunteer project at its Thomas Jefferson Area branch in Charlottesville. Close to 60 enthusiastic volunteers rolled up their sleeves and packed more than 2,400 Senior Food boxes! After months of planning and preparation to move the packing project to its new home, many [...]

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Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

One out of every eight children in the Blue Ridge region goes hungry. The same is true for one out of every twelve adults in our area. Fight Hunger. Spark Change. is a nationwide campaign to spark awareness of hunger and collect money & meals for food banks. Walmart & [...]

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How Do I Feed My Family in Lynchburg?

Or Charlottesville, or Winchester, or Staunton or Lexington or any one of many other communities in the Blue Ridge region….? It’s apparent to those of us working at the food bank that every day, that nagging and stressful question is on the minds of many caring, hard-working people in central [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|Categories: Post|Comments Off on How Do I Feed My Family in Lynchburg?

Food Bank Volunteers Jump into 2019 In Big Ways

January brought both hope for new beginnings and economic uncertainty. Our volunteers brought their hearts to the job of helping families put food on the table. During our recent partial government shutdown, many federal workers suffered financially for an unprecedented 35 days. TSA employees had to continue working without pay [...]

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Childhood Hunger is Family Hunger

Recently, I can’t stop thinking about kids of government employees who missed paychecks due to the shutdown, or kids whose SNAP benefits are in danger of running out before the end of the month. But earlier this month, winter break came to a close and all the things we associate [...]

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