Mission: Leading the effort to eliminate hunger in our community
Vision: A hunger-free community
Since 1981, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, a member of Feeding America™ and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has been providing food for people experiencing food insecurity throughout Southeastern Virginia and on the Eastern Shore. The Foodbank has distributed over 360 million pounds of food equating to over 300 million meals throughout our 4,745-square-mile service area.
(Original map courtesy of Hampton Roads Chamber)
The Foodbank distributes food to our community through Partner Agencies and program sites. During Fiscal Year 2019-2020, we distributed over 15 million meals.
Partner Agencies (food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters) source food from the Foodbank to serve the community.
Foodbank Programs bring food to individuals in low-access, low-income communities to select healthy options on the go.
The Foodbank is committed to ending hunger by understanding and addressing the root causes of food insecurity that contribute to needing food assistance. In September 2019, we released a public report, Hunger and Food Insecurity: The Root Causes and Consequences. These five root causes guide the evolution of our work as we move toward holistically addressing these causes through programs, services and community collaboration, in an effort to move individuals toward economic self-sufficiency.
How You Help
Give funds. For every $10 donated to the Foodbank, we can provide up to $60 worth of grocery products.
Give food. Here’s a list of most-needed food items in our community. Starting a food drive—traditionally or virtually—is easy and fun.
Give time. Volunteers spend time with us sorting, packing and distributing food to neighbors in need.
Give voice. Get involved in our advocacy efforts. Also, follow us on social media and help to share our information.
Together, we can end hunger.
Foodbank Discrimination Policy
In accordance with Federal law and internal policy, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia is prohibited to discriminate in all its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the Foodbank’s Vice President of Finance & Operation at 757-314-4547. The Foodbank is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; fax: (202) 690-7442; or email: email@example.com. This institution is an equal opportunity provider.