Food banks provide food to people who would otherwise go hungry. The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has been a community leader in providing food to residents across the Greater Peninsula. Since 1986, we have provided over 117 million meals to residents throughout our service area, which encompasses the Cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, and the Counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Surry and York. In order to sustain the ever-growing need, the Foodbank collaborates with almost 200 partner agencies, made up of faith based organizations, food pantries, soup kitchens, children’s and adult homes/shelters, and other community centers that people turn to in times of need.
Volunteers are essential to benefit the thousands in our community who have limited access to nutritious food. Last year, over 7,000 individuals provided over 31,000 hours in support of the Foodbank’s mission to minimize hunger in our community. We thank them for their commitment and dedication to helping feed hungry families.