There are 146,770 people in Central and Western Virginia who, because of their income, do not have access to consistent and quality food! What is even more shocking is that 53,000 of these individuals are children.
What do we do when we are faced with these overwhelming numbers? We act! Several times a year our volunteers come into Gleaning’s warehouse and pack fresh vegetables to place in local community food pantries and food banks. Next week we plan to do it again! We are holding a large pack-a-thon to place 65,000 meals-worth of fresh vegetables across Virginia. This is a chance to provide 6,500 families with an entire week’s worth of nutrition.
These pack-a-thons, combined with our canned food deliveries, provide hundreds of thousands of meals to families here locally and in urban and rural centers in America.
Your partnership with Gleaning provides hungry American families with nutritious food options. Thanks for joining with us to help our fellow citizens during times of distress!