We remain committed to distributing food to the people and families who need it most. To help us achieve that, we have been working to expand our reach in the most efficient ways possible. With that in mind, Feed More is in the final stages of opening a branch in South Hill, VA. The Feed More South Hill Branch will serve as a distribution center supporting agencies and programs in our southern region, including the counties of Brunswick, Charlotte, Greensville, Halifax, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and the city of Emporia.
“We are so excited to further extend our reach in the South Hill community,” shares Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer at Feed More. “The community and local officials have been incredibly welcoming and we’re thrilled to partner with them in continuing our efforts in the fight against hunger.”
The new Feed More Branch stands at over 12,000 square feet and will be equipped with shelving and racks slated for nonperishable storage. The facility will also contain a large, built-in cooler and freezer to hold perishable products like meat and fresh produce. A demonstration kitchen has been installed to help educate members of our Agency Network and the community on how to prepare the food we supply in a simple and healthy way.
“Having this new space will greatly improve service to our southern region,” said Annie Andrews, Director of Supply Chain Operations at Feed More. “This facility transforms our distribution model providing increased access to fresh produce, more frequent delivery to our Agency Network members and the opportunity to expand programs like the School Market in this area.”
This increased capacity will have a positive ripple effect throughout our organization. With more space available in our Food Bank Distribution Center at our main campus in Richmond, we can continue to strengthen our network by increasing storage while improving distribution efforts throughout the southern region and our 29 county and five city service area.
The South Hill branch of Feed More has been a labor of love for everyone involved. We are so grateful for the community support and from our partners at The Robert G. Cabell, III and Maude Morgan Cabell Foundation and Estes Express Lines who helped fund the renovation of this warehouse.