ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted almost everyone’s life, from work to the price of food. In fact, the pandemic pushed more than 13 million people into food insecurity, which is a 35 percent jump from 2018.
However, in order to increase access to food in the Roanoke Valley, the United Way has a new initiative: the Little Free Pantries.
The pantries will open in neighborhoods throughout the Roanoke Valley and Franklin County on June 18 in order to provide easy and anonymous access to food and other basic needs.
Corey Slusher with the United Way of Roanoke Valley joined WFXR News to talk more about this initiative during a live interview on “Good Day Virginia.”
June 18 is also United Way’s Day of Action, so if you want to learn about the volunteer or donation opportunities in the region, click here.