No matter where you stand on pointing the blame over the government shutdown you can’t deny the very real impacts of not getting a paycheck. Feed More is helping out the best way the can by providing food to those that might need a little help.
If you’d like to help Feed More’s effort you can make a donation here. Food More estimates that there are nearly 200,000 of our neighbors in Central Virginia that need help and those numbers don’t include furloughed government workers.
Feed More will hold a special food distribution from 2 – 4 p.m. on Friday, January 18 for those impacted by the partial government shutdown. The Pop-Up Distribution will take place on Feed More’s campus, in the parking lot of Building II at 1601 Rhoadmiller Street.
“Feed More remains committed to collecting, preparing and distributing food to our Central Virginia neighbors in need, no matter how that need may originate – whether due to a government shutdown, natural disaster or during times of uncertainty,” said Doug Pick, Chief Executive Officer at Feed More.
The food distribution will provide each household with a variety of fresh produce, nonperishable food items and a lean protein. Feed More will also have information available to help connect neighbors with additional resources in our community. Additionally, Feed More is working with the members of its Agency Network to determine their capacity for distributing more food during the partial government shutdown and may schedule additional Pop-Up Distributions in the coming weeks.
“It is our job to take care of our community and we are here to provide our neighbors impacted by the government shut down with a hand up in their times of need,” Pick said.
If you or someone you know has been affected by the shutdown and need emergency food assistance, please call Feed More’s Hunger Hotline – 804-521-2500 x631 – or fill out an online inquiry form. Feed More can help connect you with a local food source and resources you need across their 34-county and -city service area.