Foodbank to Hold Emergency Food Distribution in Wake of Family Dollar Fire in Norfolk

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Temporary Closing Creates Greater Hardship for Community Food Desert

WHAT: The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore staging drive-thru and walk-up food pantry of USDA products.

WHO: Volunteers and Foodbank staff will distribute boxes of shelf-stable food items, lean protein, and produce, each one containing approximately 35 pounds of food. Note: Staff will also be available to determine USDA income eligibility for those not currently registered.

WHEN: Friday, September 16 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

WHERE: 720 Church Street, Norfolk (corner of Church St. and Brambleton Ave.)

About the Foodbank

For over 35 years, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has provided over 300 million meals to those in our community who face hunger. Through our programs, facilities, and large network of community partners, we “eliminate hunger” on a daily basis for many. However, we understand that our current work addresses hunger for individuals in the short term. It does not address the root causes which force individuals to return to a food pantry again and again. This understanding has led to the creation of a 3-year strategic plan aimed to move Hampton Roads closer to achieving the mission of eliminating hunger for those we serve—only for the day, or for the week, but for a lifetime. For up-to-date information on the Foodbank, visit, Facebook, or Twitter.