HAMPTON—The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank recently held a drive-thru mobile food distribution event at the Hampton Coliseum. The event was previously scheduled to happen at the Veterans Administration Hospital’s Parking Lot 10, but had to be moved because of other events happening at the VA Hospital. None-the-less, nearly 200 families received the change of venue message and were helped.
The event was part of Hunger Action Month (September) which is a time committed to raising awareness of community hunger and shining a light on the fact that the need for healthy food still remains. Local residents are encouraged to donate food, funds, or time to meet the constant need for nutritious meals.
According to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank’s website, “Our donors and our volunteers are our backbone, and even though hunger is always present, so is the support of the community. This September, and continuing throughout the year, we will take every opportunity to make hunger matter and strengthen our partnerships with those neighbors in the place we are proud to call home. Working together, we not only provide hunger relief, but we also offer a sense of hope.”
To make a donation or volunteer, visit www.hrfoodbank.org.