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