Mission: Leading the effort to eliminate hunger in our community.
Programs: Norfolk food distribution- during fy15, the norfolk warehouse and our partner agencies provided over 19. 4 million pounds of food and grocery products (equivalent to 16. 2 million meals) to more than 443,000 individuals in the cities of chesapeake, franklin, norfolk, portsmouth, suffolk, virginia beach and the counties of isle of wight, southhampton, and sussex.
eastern shore food distribution and thrift store - during fy15, the eastern shore food distribution and thrift store warehouse and our partner agencies provided over a million pounds of food and grocery products (equivalent to 876,275 million meals) to more than 11,000 individuals on virginia's eastern shore. The thrift store helped to support the food distribution and also provided free goods for families in emergencies.
child nutrition - during fy15, our kids cafe sites served almost 211,000 nutritionally-balanced meals and over 90,000 snacks to almost 2,400 children in 17 safe and supportive after-school site; plus 15 summer feeding programs throughout southeastern virginia and on virginia's eastern shore. During fy15, our 52 backpack schools distributed over 61,000 bags of nutritious food to 3,474 food insecure children before weekends and school breaks.
mobile pantry - is a distribution program that distributes food to individuals at offsite locations in our service area. It is basically a food pantry on the road distributing a variety of products such as dry goods, bread, meat, and produce. During fy15 the foodbank distributed 1,395,490 million pounds of food to over 24,300 individuals in the cities of chesapeake, franklin, norfolk, portsmouth, suffolk, virginia beach and the counties of accomack, north hampton, isle of wight, southhampton, and sussex.
I had the opportunity to volunteer here several times with my family, which was a wonderful way to allow young children to participate in community service and volunteerism. The program is run extremely efficiently, and I was impressed with not only the volume of food they have moving through there, but with the variety of programs they have implemented to get food to the people who need it.
The foodbank does not provide clothing.
The Foodbank distributes food only...Fridays 9am-11am. The General Public is given a list of numbers to call for a Food search. The Foodbank is not open to the General Public for food other than the hours listed about.