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Food Bank to provide more healthy food in coming year

Buying unhealthy, inexpensive food is one of the most common ways that client households of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank stretch their dollars, a recent study of hunger reveals.


Kroger contributes to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division today presented the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank with more than $30,000. Kroger is donating $5,000 of the total for a new refrigerated trailer for the Food Bank to pick up and deliver food to soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries in its area.


Food Bank clients face tough choices this holiday season

Families on limited incomes throughout the Blue Ridge area continue to make difficult choices between their basic needs and putting food on the table, according to a recent study of hunger in the area.


New Food Bank hunger study shows majority of clients work

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank today released a new study—Hunger in America 2014, a comprehensive demographic profile of people seeking charitable food assistance in the Blue Ridge area.


Food Lion Feeds launches effort to provide 1 million meals

Food Lion is partnering with its customers to help solve hunger by launching specially marked Food Lion Feeds bagged apples for sale in its stores this week.


Nationwide study reveals high hunger rates in the Shenandoah Valley

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank announced today that the annual Map the Meal Gap results show that food insecurity continues to remain high in the Blue Ridge area.


Giant Food donates 200 hams to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank CEO Michael McKee (left) is joined by the Charlottesville, Va. Giant Food Nonperishable Manager Rick Cecil (right), during Giant Food’s annual ham donation.


Heat or Eat? Food Bank offers online tool to find emergency food assistance

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, the area’s largest organization alleviating hunger in western and central Virginia, is concerned that thousands of families relying on emergency food assistance are choosing between heat and hunger this winter season.