September is Hunger Action Month – a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to spread the word and take action on the hunger crisis, and dedicate ourselves to a solution. We challenge you to learn more about the issue of food-insecurity in our community and take action and spread awareness to help eliminate hunger.
Map the Meal Gap
30 Ways in 30 Days
The 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar has something you can do every day of the month to take action and help fight hunger. Here are some highlights:
5 Host a Food Drive at your school, work or faith community.
6 Sign up for a volunteer day with family, friends, or coworkers.
10 Take a selfie with an empty plate, share it on your social media pages, and tag us.
13 Wear orange today to show your support for Hunger Action Day!
25 Take the SNAP Challenge. See if you an meet your nutritional needs on just $5 a day.
26 Schedule a visit and join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Foodbank.
Elected Officials’ Engagement Day
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore is pleased to invite you to our annual Elected Officials’ Engagement Day event. It will be held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. at The Holiday Inn Virginia Beach/Norfolk Hotel and Conference Center. As a part of the event, we will be conducting a Hunger Simulation that will enable participants to get a glimpse of what it is like to make decisions as a person living with chronic hunger and food insecurity. Our vision for a hunger-free community has compelled us to balance our efforts in “feeding the line”, while giving specific attention to strategies designed to “end the line.” Therefore, we are focusing on advocacy and education in a nonpartisan fashion. We will be hosting legislators, corporate partners and community members to promote the bipartisan issue of food insecurity. Registration for is $10 for partner agency representatives and non-profit organizations or $25 for the general public. Learn More >>
Taste of Hampton Roads
Back by popular demand this fall is the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s Taste of Hampton Roads. We’re serving up three distinct “culinary crawls” – your chance to stroll, sample, and savor your way across Hampton Roads… all to help end hunger! The restaurant crawls – one in Olde Towne Portsmouth on 9/29, one in Downtown Norfolk on 10/6, and one in Town Center Virginia Beach on 10/21 – will showcase each city’s local cuisine and culture. Many of last year’s favorite restaurants, as well as some newcomers, will be featured this year. Whether your menu of choice is locally-sourced, vegetarian, exotic, or all-American – there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Learn More >>