During the government shutdown, calls to our Hunger Hotline from individuals who need emergency food assistance doubled. With more than 17,000 federal workers in the greater Richmond area, we knew that far too many of our neighbors needed a helping hand, but might not be sure how or where to get it.
Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Feed More, a hunger-relief organization serving 34 cities and counties in Central Virginia, unveiled a new refrigerated tractor-trailer to support the organization’s efforts to improve product distribution to the eight-localities in the southern region of their service area, where almost 25,000 individuals are food insecure.
On Tuesday, May 22 the newest addition to FeedMore’s distribution fleet will bring healthy food for wholesome meals to more than 200 families who live in Richmond. Donated by Kroger Mid-Atlantic, the truck will allow FeedMore to deliver more fresh food to underserved communities and neighborhoods with limited access to grocery stores across Central Virginia.
Richmond Christmas Mother Awards FeedMore $25,000 Grant to Provide Special Holiday Meals to Families
The Richmond Christmas Mother Fund announced that it has awarded a $25,000 grant to FeedMore, Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization, to provide meals to 2,000 families during the holiday season. The meals will be distributed to neighbors throughout greater Richmond next month through FeedMore’s Mobile Pantry, which takes nutritious meals to neighborhoods with limited access to healthy and affordable food.