More than 120 Firms Participated in State-Wide Campaign Richmond, Va.– June 17, 2021– This April, law firms, legal departments, government offices, and law schools across Virginia renewed their annual tradition of supporting the Commonwealth’s food banks through a friendly statewide competition in partnership with the Attorney General’s Office and Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. […]
The Executive Director of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks just published an opinion piece in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Less food plus more need: This is an equation that translates to people being turned away from food banks without the help they need. This devastating outcome can be avoided if the federal government revisits the […]
COVID-19 has spiked the demand for emergency food assistance across Virginia. Read how the Federation has responded to an unprecedented demand this year.
Since March of this year, demand for emergency food assistance is up 25% across the state — as much as 300% in high-need communities — and each food bank is purchasing at least twice as much food every month compared to last year. We have weathered the initial surge, but we know the hunger crisis […]
The facts bear witness to a truth we already know – food insecurity and systemic racism are inextricably linked. Poverty rates for Blacks are more than twice that of white, non-Hispanic individuals and the problem of food access disproportionately affects minorities.