Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore Leading the effort to eliminate hunger in our community.
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Since 1981, the Foodbank, a member of Feeding America™ and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has been providing food for hungry people throughout Southeastern Virginia and on the Eastern Shore. In our mission to lead the effort to eliminate hunger in our community, the Foodbank has distributed over 272 million pounds of food equating to over 226.8 million meals throughout our 4,745 square mil

e service area, which includes the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin and Virginia Beach as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Accomack. During the 2013-2014 fiscal year, the Foodbank distributed over 18.6 million pounds of food equating to over 15.5 million meals to the community.

The 1-3pm distribution at the Eastern Shore Branch (24530 Coastal Boulevard, Onley, 23418) has been cancelled due to inc...
01/09/2024

The 1-3pm distribution at the Eastern Shore Branch (24530 Coastal Boulevard, Onley, 23418) has been cancelled due to inclement weather. Today's distribution will end at noon. Please visit https://foodbankonline.org/get-help/find-a-food-pantry/ to find an alternative distribution date.

The Foodbank would like to thank Enterprise Mobility for their selfless donation of $16,500. With this gift, we're able ...
01/08/2024

The Foodbank would like to thank Enterprise Mobility for their selfless donation of $16,500. With this gift, we're able to provide our neighbors with 33,000 nutritious meals! Thank you, Enterprise! 🙌

If you are interested in donating, visit https://foodbankonline.org/give/donate-now/

Here are the mobile pantries for this week! Show up to any of the listed locations at the indicated date and time with a...
01/07/2024

Here are the mobile pantries for this week! Show up to any of the listed locations at the indicated date and time with an empty trunk, and we'll bring the food to you.

Congratulations to our Board Chair, Darius Davenport, for being featured in CoVa BIZ magazine! In addition to his selfle...
01/06/2024

Congratulations to our Board Chair, Darius Davenport, for being featured in CoVa BIZ magazine! In addition to his selfless work at the Foodbank, Darius is the managing partner at Crenshaw, Ware & Martin, PLC, and is one of CoVaBIZ’s 2024 Top Lawyer honorees. Congrats, Darius! To read the full article, visit https://covabizmag.com/cybersecurity-law-risk-management-and-dream-dinner-guests/

Team members recently went through a collection of foodbank-related newspaper articles and magazine clippings. These wer...
01/05/2024

Team members recently went through a collection of foodbank-related newspaper articles and magazine clippings. These were just some of the favorites! Do you remember any of them?

1) Cory Breslin raises $500 for the Foodbank
2) A "Zombie Walk" benefitting the Foodbank
3) Backpack donations, fundraiser via lemonade stand, and young students at Mayflower Marathon
4) Country star Brad Paisley encourages his Virginia Beach show-goers to donate to the Foodbank

01/04/2024

🎉 New Year, New Website! 🎉

After months of hard work, we are excited to announce the much-anticipated relaunch of our website, www.foodbankonline.org! We've listened to your valuable feedback and are proud to present a fresh and improved online platform designed to better serve our community's needs.

Key Features Include:

🔍 Enhanced Call-to-Actions: Our new website is streamlined with easy-to-find call-to-actions, making it simpler than ever to locate information on finding food, donating, and volunteering. Your support means the world to us, and we've made it a priority to facilitate your engagement.

📱 Mobile-Friendly & Responsive: Recognizing the diverse ways people access information, we've crafted a mobile-friendly and responsive website. Whether you're using a desktop, tablet, or smartphone, our site will adapt seamlessly to provide an optimal viewing experience.

🔒 Security, Speed, and SEO: Your safety and the efficiency of our services are paramount. Our revamped website incorporates robust security measures, increased speed for faster navigation, and improved search engine optimization to ensure you can easily access the information you need.

🔄 Simple and Easy to Update: Keeping you informed is crucial to us. Our updated website comes with a user-friendly interface, allowing us to swiftly provide you with the latest information and updates on our initiatives.

We encourage you to take a look, explore its features, and let us know what you think.

Thank you to our partners at TechArk Solutions for their collaboration and expertise which has been instrumental in bringing our vision to life.

Harbor Group Cares, a part of Harbor Group Management Company, recently hosted a food and fund drive that resulted in 29...
01/03/2024

Harbor Group Cares, a part of Harbor Group Management Company, recently hosted a food and fund drive that resulted in 292 pounds of food donated to the Foodbank! To everyone who participated, thank you so much for your selfless giving.

Recently, the generous residents of King's Grant neighborhood delivered a check to the Foodbank totaling $3,800. The don...
01/02/2024

Recently, the generous residents of King's Grant neighborhood delivered a check to the Foodbank totaling $3,800. The donation was a part of their annual fundraiser which will provide 8,353 meals for our neighbors in need this holiday season. Thank you so much to King's Grant!

Team Foodbank wishes you a happy new year! We look forward to continuing our efforts of eliminating hunger in our commun...
01/01/2024

Team Foodbank wishes you a happy new year! We look forward to continuing our efforts of eliminating hunger in our community in 2024 and beyond.

Just hours left to make your year-end gift and help twice as many families facing hunger in Southeastern Virginia and on...
12/31/2023

Just hours left to make your year-end gift and help twice as many families facing hunger in Southeastern Virginia and on the Eastern Shore. Make your tax- deductible gift before midnight, and thanks to Kroger’s matching gift, every $1 doubles in impact to help provide 4 meals.

https://ready2give.org/3Ta13Q0

Here are the mobile pantries for January — the first of the new year! Show up to any of the locations at the indicated d...
12/31/2023

Here are the mobile pantries for January — the first of the new year! Show up to any of the locations at the indicated date and time with an empty trunk, and we'll bring the food to you!

Time is running out to double your impact in 2023 to help families who don’t have a reliable source of nutritious food. ...
12/30/2023

Time is running out to double your impact in 2023 to help families who don’t have a reliable source of nutritious food. Give now, and thanks to a matching gift from Kroger, you can make twice the difference before the year ends!

https://ready2give.org/3R6WBPA

12/29/2023

Hurry, before the ball drops! End 2023 strong and double your impact to provide twice as many meals for families facing hunger in Southeastern Virginia and on the Eastern Shore. Every $1 helps provide 4 meals, thanks to a matching gift from Kroger.

Bring twice the food and hope to your neighbors in need in 2024. Give before 12/31, and every $1 helps provide enough fo...
12/28/2023

Bring twice the food and hope to your neighbors in need in 2024. Give before 12/31, and every $1 helps provide enough food for 4 meals for local seniors and families, thanks to a matching gift from Kroger.

https://ready2give.org/3T6zeZ7

Looking to volunteer in the new year? You can check out the latest volunteer opportunities here: https://foodbankonline....
12/27/2023

Looking to volunteer in the new year? You can check out the latest volunteer opportunities here: https://foodbankonline.org/how-to-help/donate-time/volunteer/
Thank you to everyone who volunteered in 2023! From packing and sorting at the Foodbank, to harvesting corn at our new farm, we can't thank you enough!

Reminder: The Foodbank – including branches and program sites – will be closed beginning Saturday, December 23, 2023, an...
12/26/2023

Reminder: The Foodbank – including branches and program sites – will be closed beginning Saturday, December 23, 2023, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

🍎 Find Food
If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, use our online directory to find food and resources near you: https://foodbankonline.org/directory/. When possible, call prior to arrival to ensure that the agency is operating.

🧡 Donate Funds
Supporters can conveniently donate online at foodbankonline.org/donate-now/. Additionally, we will honor all gifts postmarked on or before December 31 as 2023 contributions.

🤝 Donate Food
We will be unable to accept food donations during this time. We encourage you to drop food donations off in the new year as it is important to remember that the community relies on us all year round.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we allow our hardworking staff some well-deserved time off. Wishing you a warm and joyful holiday season!

Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️ Wherever you're celebrating this year, this is a time to be grateful for what we have and give back...
12/25/2023

Merry Christmas! 🎄❤️ Wherever you're celebrating this year, this is a time to be grateful for what we have and give back. Thank you to everyone who has helped put a holiday meal on the table for families in need today – your support has made all the difference for our neighbors who face hunger this holiday season.

Recently, the Foodbank's Health Equity Manager, Priyangka Montagna, attended The Root Cause Coalition National Summit on...
12/23/2023

Recently, the Foodbank's Health Equity Manager, Priyangka Montagna, attended The Root Cause Coalition National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health in Kansas City, MO, with colleagues from Virginia. The event featured panels, breakout sessions, presentations, and more, so attendees could share best practices in an effort to achieve health equity for all.

Pictured from left to right:
LaToya Brown, Health Equity Coordinator - Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
Priyangka Montagna, Health Equity Manager - Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
Meaghan Butler, Health Equity Director - Federation of Virginia Food Banks
Allison Hallberg, Health Initiatives Director - Feed More
Maya Torres, Health Initiatives Manager - Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

Last week, Foodbank employees gathered for our annual holiday party. Staff enjoyed the afternoon off, dressing in festiv...
12/22/2023

Last week, Foodbank employees gathered for our annual holiday party. Staff enjoyed the afternoon off, dressing in festive attire, and playing fun games like white elephant! Thank you for all of your hard work, team Foodbank! And thank you to Harbor Park for hosting us!

12/22/2023

The Foodbank – including branches and program sites – will be closed beginning Saturday, December 23, 2023, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

🍎 Find Food
If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, use our online directory to find food and resources near you: https://foodbankonline.org/directory/. When possible, call prior to arrival to ensure that the agency is operating.

🧡 Donate Funds
Supporters can conveniently donate online at foodbankonline.org/donate-now/. Additionally, we will honor all gifts postmarked on or before December 31 as 2023 contributions.

🤝 Donate Food
We will be unable to accept food donations during this time. We encourage you to drop food donations off in the new year as it is important to remember that the community relies on us all year round.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we allow our hardworking staff some well-deserved time off. Wishing you a warm and joyful holiday season!

Did you know that participating in a cause marketing campaign is an easy and efficient way to donate to the Foodbank? Th...
12/21/2023

Did you know that participating in a cause marketing campaign is an easy and efficient way to donate to the Foodbank? These collaborations – where a portion of the sales from specific products or services is dedicated to supporting our initiatives – not only raise much-needed funds but also raise awareness about food insecurity.

Earlier this year, Food Lion Feeds’ Fall Bagged Apple Campaign raised over $100,000 for the Foodbank! So, next time you’re asked to participate in a campaign like this or to “round up” at the register, think about all the good you can do for your neighbors in need!

Thank you, Food Lion, and all our other wonderful partners!

Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who made last week's Virginia Beach large-scale distribution go smoothly! We ...
12/20/2023

Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who made last week's Virginia Beach large-scale distribution go smoothly! We can't do this without the help of our wonderful community. If you're interested in volunteering at the Foodbank, please visit https://foodbankonline.org/how-to-help/donate-time/volunteer/

Reminder ‼️ The Foodbank – including branches and program sites – will be closed beginning Saturday, December 23, 2023, ...
12/19/2023

Reminder ‼️ The Foodbank – including branches and program sites – will be closed beginning Saturday, December 23, 2023, and will reopen on Tuesday, January 2, 2024.

🍎 Find Food
If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, use our online directory to find food and resources near you: https://foodbankonline.org/directory/. When possible, call prior to arrival to ensure that the agency is operating.

🧡 Donate Funds
Supporters can conveniently donate online at foodbankonline.org/donate-now/. Additionally, we will honor all gifts postmarked on or before December 31 as 2023 contributions.

🤝 Donate Food
We will be unable to accept food donations during this time. We encourage you to drop food donations off in the new year as it is important to remember that the community relies on us all year round.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support as we allow our hardworking staff some well-deserved time off. Wishing you a warm and joyful holiday season!

A huge thank you to River Road Farm for providing 72,000 meals to Western Tidewater, an area where food insecurity is a ...
12/18/2023

A huge thank you to River Road Farm for providing 72,000 meals to Western Tidewater, an area where food insecurity is a staggering 1 in 4 people.

Check out these pictures from River Road Farm’s Music in the Country concert series benefitting the Foodbank, and the inaugural Homegrown Harvest Festival Harvest Festival, which in partnership with Hubs Virginia Peanuts and Commune Restaurant benefitted the Foodbank and the Crop Foundation.

Photos by Andrew Benjack.

Here are all of the mobile pantries happening this week! Come to any of these locations at the indicated date and time w...
12/17/2023

Here are all of the mobile pantries happening this week! Come to any of these locations at the indicated date and time with an empty trunk and we'll bring the food to you.

On Tuesday, The Community Feed at Jordan-Newby, one of our food hubs, conducted a toy drive in addition to their regular...
12/16/2023

On Tuesday, The Community Feed at Jordan-Newby, one of our food hubs, conducted a toy drive in addition to their regular food distribution. 130 families received nutritious food and the team gave out 300 toy donations. We're so appreciative of the Jordan Newby staff and volunteers for putting all of this together!

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800 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA
23504

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Monday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
Friday 8am - 4:30pm

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(757) 627-6599

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