Turning Hunger into Hope!
Your gift of food during this Thanksgiving season is critically important to our community!
Please participate in our annual Thanksgiving food collection. Communities in Schools CEO, Harold Fitrer, in collaboration with Feed More reports that by the end of 2020 1-in-4 children and 1-in-6 adults will be food insecure.
Throughout the week of Thanksgiving please pack a bag full of nutritious food – peanut butter, lean canned protein, canned vegetables (low sodium), canned fruits, tomato products, beans, whole grain cereal, whole grains, and healthy snacks (fruit cups, raisins, granola bars) and deliver to FeedMore, located at 1601 Rhoadmiller Street, 23220. The Donation Door if you have perishable food or want a receipt is in building #2 and open Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. Otherwise you may deposit your gift bags of non-perishable items 24/7 in one of four orange bins scattered across the campus. If you are unable to deliver food, you may also mail a check to Feed More. Another option is to order food from Amazon or your local grocery store and have it delivered directly to Feed More. Please tag all food gifts with St. James’s Episcopal Church. Thank you for making every effort this Thanksgiving season to turn hunger into hope for those in need. It’s simply what DOERS do!
Feed More has been part of the Central Virginia community for almost 50 years and with its 270 member agency partner network, serves to collect, prepare and distribute food to neighbors in need across 34 counties and cities in Central Virginia. Since March and the beginning of the pandemic, agencies have served double and sometimes triple the number of folks needing food, providing more than 52,000 meals each day to neighbors in need. For more information on its mission and programs go to feedmore.org.