Last week, the Census Bureau announced that wages grew among middle and low-income Americans in 2015.
More families in Central and Western Virginia continue to struggle with hunger during the weak economic recovery, according to results from the recently released Map the Meal Gap 2015.
Robert E. Lee High School’s Key Club and National Honor Society are coming together to stop hunger now in a fun way.
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.
Bluegrass fans will immediately recognize the name Bill Yates for his many years as a member of Country Gentlemen. Bill played bass and sang harmony through many lineup changes, staying with Charlie Waller for 20+ years, starting in 1969.
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.
On a pleasant spring day in December it’s nice to drive past the endlessly under-construction intersection of Route 250 and McIntire Road and realize that the darn thing must nearly be completed. It looks sturdy and attractive.
To help bridge the nutritional divide in Virginia, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a new council that will seek to eliminate childhood hunger and promote Virginia’s agriculture industry.
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.
Today, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed an executive order establishing the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide, which will be chaired by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe.
Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III talks with reporters on Tuesday. The Redskins (3-6) have a bye this week.
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.
Shamrock Farms announced on Friday the grand opening of its Augusta County milk plant. The plant officially opened yesterday with a small ribbon cutting ceremony attended by Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry, Todd P. Haymore.
Blue Ridge Community College and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) are partnering once again to raise the profile of hunger, both locally and abroad.
Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the number of feeding sites for the national Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) increased from 1,539 in 2013 to 1,590 this year.
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.
Hunger advocates from the Blue Ridge area and across the country will be wearing orange on Thursday, September 4 in an effort to raise awareness of the 49 million people in the United States who struggle with hunger.
School may be out for the summer, but for many children across Virginia, hunger does not take a break. Thanks to the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and administered by the Virginia Department of Health, many children in Virginia are eligible to receive free breakfast and lunch this summer.
This week, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and the Virginia Association of Broadcasters launched Feeding Virginia, a year-long campaign against hunger.
It’s summer vacation road trip season! I’m getting ready to pack my family in the car for a summer road trip. As any mom, or parent for that matter, knows a road trip with a small child can be a nightmare.
Hunger is a growing problem around the world, in both developing and developed countries. As our population continues to rise, the amount of arable land per capita is declining and climate change is either drying out or flooding many formerly productive agricultural belts, making it more and more difficult to keep up with the growing demand for food.
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.
When most folks first decide to adopt a Paleo lifestyle, they tend to prepare their own food and avoid eating out at restaurants where healthy options can be hard to find.
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.
Bob Dinneen’s commentary (Bob Goodlatte and the Renewable Fuel Standard, March 24, 2014) on the federal ethanol mandate is one-sided and omits important information.
Transcript from UVa. basketball coach Tony Bennett’s pre-ACC Tournament press conference.
Students from Lee High school and Fort Defiance High school were sponsored by the Staunton Rotary Club Rotary Youth Leadership Achievement Seminar at Virginia Tech.
Synthetic biology (or “synbio”) refers to the design and fabrication of novel biological parts, devices and systems that do not otherwise occur in nature. Many see it as an extreme version of genetic engineering (GE). But unlike GE, whereby genetic information with certain desirable traits is inserted from one organism into another, synbio uses computers and chemicals to create entirely new organisms.
Three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and former United States Ambassador Tony P. Hall, a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights conditions around the world, will speak at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 3, in Cole Hall at Bridgewater College.
Members of Congress have announced a deal on the “Farm Bill” and it just passed the House by a 251-166 margin. It will now move to the Senate. 103 Democrats voted against the Farm Bill on concerns that cuts to the food stamp program were draconian. And they’re right.
The Virginia Department of Health is looking for financially viable organizations that can serve meals to children during the summer months. Organizations that participate in the Summer Food Service Program will be reimbursed by VDH for the meals that are served.
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.
Dixie Gas & Oil Corporation is proud to support the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank through BP’s Fueling Communities Program with a grant donation of $1,500. The grant will help the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank alleviate hunger in western and central Virginia. The Food Bank provides nutritious food to more than 113,000 people each month.
“How Staunton Can Become the Local Food Capital of the East Coast” presentation by City Councilman Erik Curren followed by discussion. Free and Open to the Public. Refreshments served. Event set for Thursday, Nov. 7 from 7-8:30 pm.
With funding from the Food Research and Action Center, the Virginia Poverty Law Center has launched a new initiative to fight hunger in the Commonwealth – Virginia Hunger Solutions. VPLC’s work in this area will be led by LaTonya Reed, public benefits staff attorney at the Center.
U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine joined 38 Senate colleagues Monday urging congressional budget conferees to fight against cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
The face of hunger is forlorn, often frantic, at times unflinching. It is also increasingly familiar. Three years after the onset of a crippling economic crisis, 1 in 6 people in America is struggling with hunger, forced to go without food for several meals or even several days. And the problem is no longer confined […]
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization, today released a new study which reveals that more than 20 percent of children under the age of 18 in Augusta County are struggling with hunger. In Rockingham County, more than 19 percent of children are food insecure. The study, “Map […]
Dear EarthTalk: I understand a recent government report concluded that our global food system is in deep trouble, that roughly 2 billion people are hungry or undernourished while another billion are over consuming to the point of obesity. What’s going on? – Ellie Francoeur, Baton Rouge, La. The report in question, the Global Farming & […]
Column by Donald J. Boudreaux Submit guest columns: email@example.com Macy’s lately has taken to displaying in many of its stores a poster claiming that the number of Americans at risk of hunger is one in eight. That’s 12.5 percent of the population. Macy’s hope is that its posters will prompt its customers – who […]