Congressman Scott Taylor visited the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank Thursday afternoon to tour their warehouse facility.
Taylor received a firsthand look at the issue of hunger in the community and the Peninsula Foodbank’s efforts to fight it.
Michele Benson, Chief Development Officer at the Peninsula Foodbank, said they were able to showcase their programs to Taylor and raise awareness of the food insecurity problem across the Peninsula.
The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is the leading hunger relief organization across the Greater Peninsula, serving the one in seven Virginians who struggle with hunger in the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, and the Counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Surry and York, according to their website.
They partner with almost 160 other agencies made up of faith-based organizations, food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and community centers across their service area and have provided over 147 million meals, according to their website.