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.
Governor Ralph Northam and his administration’s Children’s Cabinet recently announced the launch of FeedVA.org , an interactive tool to connect partners, share resources, and accelerate efforts to help end childhood hunger in Virginia and strengthen local food systems. The FeedVA website includes a comprehensive collection of statewide and localized data and resources related to food security, […]