Virginia Peninsula Foodbank to Address Childhood Hunger

The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has been chosen by Feeding America to receive a $15,000 grant to help address child hunger. The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is one of 38 food banks across the nation to be selected for this grant.

“The Disney Child Hunger Grant will enable us to continue to deliver much needed, nutritious foods into the backpacks of children”, said Chief Development Officer, Michele E. Benson. “We are grateful for their confidence in us in feeding hungry children and appreciate their support.  Specifically, these funds will support the BackPack Program in Williamsburg and James City County, the school districts with the highest food insecurity rates in our entire service area”.

The BackPack Program is a program of Feeding America that aims to help alleviate child hunger by providing hungry children with nutritious and easy-to-prepare food at times when other resources like school lunches are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.

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