SALEM, Va. (WFXR) — September is Hunger Action Month, and Feeding Southwest Virginia is joining in the national campaign to highlight awareness of food insecurity.
According to the organization, it is time to bring together voices in the community to examine, discuss, and build better partnerships — in hopes that it will provide an integrated and collaborative approach for more equitable access to nutritious food for all in the community.
Feeding Southwest Virginia is doing just that!
On Sept. 22, starting at 10 a.m., the organization will be hosting Hunger Action Day 2022, a Community Roundtable and volunteer event at 1025 Electric Road, Salem, Va.
Collaborators for the event are Kroger, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Voices of Faith, and Beth Isreal Roanoke.
Organizers say they will unveil a new strategic plan and discuss more ways to collaborate and strengthen community partnerships to take action against hunger.
They also say, the church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will be arriving with a truckload of food that will begin unloading at 11:15, and a volunteer opportunity will be available until noon.
Feeding Southwest Virginia says that this donation comes at a crucial time, as food and fuel cost are increasing and impacting the budget of the Food Bank.