NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has added a location for its mobile food pantry to fill the need in a food desert in a Norfolk community.
Earlier this summer, the Save-A-Lot grocery store closed in the St. Paul’s neighborhood making it a food desert.
Since, residents have stepped up to help others. That community action inspired the local food bank to take action.
“Since the closure of the Save-A-Lot, there has been real emphasis on the community coming together for an opportunity for the neighbors to get fresh, nutritious items,” said Sara Throckmorton, who is a volunteer team leader for the food bank.