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The Neighborhood Harvest, Access College Foundation team up to feed families in Hampton Roads

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Posted at 8:51 AM, Dec 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-22 08:51:32-05

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - The Neighborhood Harvest partners with the Access College Foundation to deliver Christmas meals to 25 families in the Hampton Roads area.

Starting this week, the Neighborhood Harvest will deliver 18 - 20 pound turkeys, along with fresh fruit and vegetables, to the families enrolled in their community outreach program.

According to a news release, TNH President Thomas Vandiver said this program, which began in October, was created to fill the nutrition gap and help families in Hampton Roads consume healthier foods.

“Families can often get staples like canned goods and dry items through local pantries. But what’s missing is the fresh produce, which is high in vitamins, minerals and fiber to help growing bodies stay strong and healthy,” said Vandiver.

The Access College Foundation was able to assist TNH with funding, and help TNH identity homes where their deliveries were wanted.

According to the release, TNH CEO John Stein believes the partnership is excellent because Access works through area public schools and helps support students and their families all the way to graduation and beyond.

“We’re so grateful to Access for working with us as we grow this important part of our business: giving back,” said Stein.