FeedMore Recognizes Accomplishments of Partner Agencies


RICHMOND, Va. – On September 23, more than 150 agencies from across Central Virginia came together for FeedMore’s Partner Agency Conference. With nearly 300 representatives from FeedMore’s Partner Agency Network in attendance, the Nourishing Communities Together conference provided FeedMore’s partner agencies with the opportunity to learn, network, share best practices and strengthen their partnerships with other hunger-relief organizations in the region.

“This was a wonderful opportunity to bring together our partner agencies across Central Virginia and recognize their rather extraordinary accomplishments in the fight against hunger,” said Norm Gold, Chief Operations Officer at FeedMore. “From smaller organizations run solely by volunteers to more sophisticated partner agencies that operate out of a warehouse and have a Board of Directors, each of our partner agencies plays a vital role in the lives of our nearly 200,000 neighbors who struggle with hunger. Our partner agencies’ diverse backgrounds, wealth of experiences and passionate dedication to our mission, and most importantly our community, will help us continue to positively impact our neighbors in their times of need.”

In addition to providing attendees with a day filled to the brim with learning, FeedMore also recognized the partner agencies that have gone above and beyond in the fight against hunger with the following awards:

Categorical Awards
o Food/Fund Drives: Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services
o Program Innovation: Chesterfield Food Bank
o Facility Improvement: Holy Name Church of Jesus, Mecklenburg
o Fresh Food: East District Family Resource Center, Richmond
o Nutrition Education: Pathways Inc., Petersburg

Regional Leadership Awards
o Southwest:
Farmville Area Community Emergency Services, Farmville
o Southeast: Project Restoration, Brunswick
o Southeast: Colonial Heights Food Pantry
o Northeast: Hands Across Middlesex
o Northwest: Louisa County Resource Council
o Richmond: Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Community Services

“FeedMore plans to build on the enthusiasm and momentum generated by the Nourishing Communities Together conference,” said Warren Hammonds, Director of Agency and Regional Relations at FeedMore. “We couldn’t carry out our mission without our partner agencies and we are incredibly grateful to have them stand beside us as we work to fight hunger in Central Virginia.”

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