Food for Kids BackPack Program
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank
The Food For Kids Backpack Program was implemented through partnerships with Title I elementary schools (defined as schools with a population of greater than 50% of the children receiving free or reduced price federal school meals).
One in six children are at risk of hunger. Weekly, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank provides nutritious bags of food for over 1,500 children. Volunteers are needed to pack bags of food with kid friendly, yet nutritious food items for the children to take home on the weekends. Packing 100-200 bags of food will be benefical to the foodbank.
This is a great group volunteer project.
About Virginia Peninsula Foodbank
2401 Aluminum Avenue, Hampton, VA 23661, US
To distribute food effectively through collaborative efforts that minimize hunger, promote nutrition and encourage self-reliance through education.
The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank serve individuals and families who reside in the cities and counties of Hampton, Newport News, York, Poquoson, James City Country, Williamsburg, Gloucester, Mathews, and Surry. The Foodbank is a member of Feeding America, and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. The Foodbank receives and distributes food in collaboration with over 200 member agencies and programs to include faith based organizations, soup kitchens, food pantries and other organization that share our mission of minimizing hunger. These member agencies do what they do best feed the most vulunerable . . . the hungry.