Foodbank of Southeastern VA and the Eastern Shore adjusts distribution programs due to pandemic

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NORFOLK, Va. – The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore is adjusting its program to provide fresh fruits, vegetables and non-perishable foods to people who are struggling to make ends meet.

The organization had to find a different way to help Hampton Roads’ most needy families, which they say includes those who are most affected by COVID-19.

With help from a federal grant, the Foodbank is working with Open Norfolk’s program to provide pop-up pantries. They meet families outdoors at assigned parklets.

“We’ve been staffing their kiosks every Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 to 11 am at both the Broad Creek and Norview/Five Points locations, and we’ve been giving out fresh produce and non-perishables,” said Meaghan Butler, a registered dietitian with the Foodbank.

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