The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has been a community leader in providing food assistance to residents experiencing hunger across the greater Peninsula. We acquire food through donations, purchasing, and government programs and collaborate with over 150 partner agencies to ensure that it reaches those who are in need. We also operate our own programs that aim to alleviate food insecurity in children, individuals, families, seniors, and veterans. We proudly serve the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York. The Foodbank also represents an important component of the community’s emergency response following a weather disaster, economic downturn, or health pandemic. We focus on giving our neighbors the nutritious food they need to live a healthy lifestyle.
While we certainly provide support to our neighbors who are caught in a cycle of poverty and experience chronic food insecurity, we also offer assistance to people who are confronting temporary, short-term challenges, such as a job loss, medical emergency, or accident and need food to sustain them until they can regain stability. Hunger can impact a household without notice, and the face of hunger could be your neighbor. By working daily to provide comfort and hope in the form of healthy meals, we strive to ensure that every person or family has a plate at the table and can avoid making impossible choices between having food and addressing other basic needs. Hunger does not discriminate, and neither do we. The Foodbank is here to support anyone who needs help.