Fresh Food for VA

Not only has the number of food insecure individuals increased, but the demand for healthier and more nutritious food items is being heard from the Federation’s partners in fighting hunger, nutritionists and our donors. In response, the Virginia food banks have worked to improve the quality of food distributed, including creating the “Fresh Foods for Virginians” program. “Fresh Foods for Virginians” will allow access to more fresh produce for more food insecure Virginians and enable mobile pantries that go into underserved communities to be stocked with fresh produce and other healthy items often unavailable to those living in poverty. In addition, educational information is provided to fresh food recipients, including preparation tips, recipes and nutritional advice.