During times of crisis, the food that is typically provided by local nonprofits to vulnerable families is shelf-stable and can be easily transported and delivered. However, the COVD-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented need that extends far beyond the usual emergency pantry provisions in both breadth and scope.
Our community is now hurting on two fronts. Many hungry children and families are having to go without access to hot, healthy, prepared meals. At the same time, local restaurants – a critical part of the region’s economy and the ones that create those hot meals – are tremendously affected by the stay-at-home and social distancing measures implemented to slow the virus, such that they are having to furlough workers and shift to new operating models to try and survive.
A number of local non-profits are stepping up to take on this dual challenge. They are developing new and innovative food distribution channels, including drive-through sites and direct food delivery, and they are working hard to identify and put in place the necessary restaurant relationships to access the needed prepared food.
But they need your help!
“Takeout Hunger” seeks to raise money to provide hot meals to local needy families, with those meals being purchased exclusively from local restaurants. One hundred percent (100%) of all donations to this project will be used for this important purpose.
Thank you so much for your support of local businesses and your concern for those less fortunate!
- Boys & Girls Clubs of SWVA
- Child Health Investment Partnership
- Feeding America Southwest Virginia
- Kids Soar
- Local Office on Aging
- Orchard Hills Achievement Center
- West End Center
Thank you to our wonderful partners: