Food insecurity is defined by the USDA as a socioeconomic condition of limited or uncertain access to enough food to support an active, healthy life. Almost 74,000 individuals across the Greater Peninsula are food insecure. 1 in 6 of them are children.
The mission of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is to distribute food effectively through collaborative efforts that minimize hunger, promote nutrition and encourage self-reliance through education.
To inspire hope by leading the effort for a hunger-free and properly-nourished community
Service – We are committed to help the hungry, sick and poor by providing direct services and education to our clients, to member agencies and to our community through accurate information, and quality food products while reducing waste and caring for the environment.
Quality – We are committed to excellence in services, products and operations.
People – The men and women who work as employees, volunteers, donors of products and contributors of funds are the strength of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank programs. They create our success and determine our reputation. We will treat all people with respect, dignity and courtesy. We will work to provide an environment in which all can work and learn together.
Stewardship – Fulfilling our mission requires that we use our resources, gifts and donations wisely and with accountability to the public.
Integrity – We will be honest and fair in our relationship with all those who are associated with us, and with all other organizations working to end hunger and deprivation in our community, our nation and the world.
To learn more about us, visit our non-profit overview page on Guidestar