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September Ampersand Award: FeedMore’s Community Kitchen & Meals On Wheels program

September Ampersand Award: FeedMore’s Community Kitchen & Meals On Wheels program

September is Hunger Action Month

FeedMore’s Meals on Wheels program is making Virginia stronger by helping seniors with mobility issues.  Their Community Kitchen is a special place where they cook food from scratch for more than 900 seniors in the Greater Richmond area.

The Community Kitchen is located in a state-of-the-art 5,400 square foot, LEED certified building. Each weekday, a team of 25 to 40 staff and volunteers ready items for cooking by cutting, chopping, peeling and preparing ingredients. Others work together to get the final product packaged, sealed, and labeled for daily deliveries. Then volunteer drivers fan out on 96 routes all over central southeast Virginia to get the food to hungry and homebound seniors from Louisa in the north to Dinwiddie in the south, from Powhatan in the west to Charles City and New Kent in the east.

Meals on Wheels is just one of 3 major programs through FeedMore, Central Virginia’s primary hunger-relief organization. They help to manage the Central Virginia Food Bank, the Mobile Pantry, and the Kid’s Café, which serves low-income children meals during the summer when school lunch programs are unavailable. FeedMore’s total programs serve nearly 200,000 individuals in the region’s most vulnerable populations – children, families and seniors who lack transportation and in many cases lack healthy food shopping options in their neighborhoods.

More volunteers are currently needed to help deliver meals, especially in Petersburg, Colonial Heights, and Hopewell. To get involved, sign up at Feedmore.org, or make a donation to support their work.

Thank you to the staff and volunteers of FeedMore, the Community Kitchen and the Meals on Wheels program for the work you do to build stronger communities in the Richmond and Tri-cities area, and a stronger Commonwealth for all Virginians.