NORFOLK, Va. - A new partnership is making sure no one goes hungry during this uncertain time.
On Thursday the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore announced a partnership to collect and distribute food at area YMCA locations.
Staff from the Food Bank and YMCA will work together at the grab-and-go drive thru model sites starting Friday.
The Foodbank is also working with Mercy Chefs and Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia to make sure kids and seniors have what they need. This includes more than 2000 pre-made meals given out each day.
“This is an opportunity for us to get together and do something that is absolutely essential and necessary and so we’re going to make available our YMCAs that have been adequately put to rest for right now for the next couple weeks so we can make them available for food collection and food distribution,” Anthony Walters, the President of YMCA of South Hampton Roads said.
The Foodbank will distribute food at these YMCA locations Tuesdays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. beginning Friday, March 20
Suffolk Family YMCA
2769 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434
James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA
300 Crescent Drive, Franklin, VA 23851
The Y on Granby
2901 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23504
Greenbrier Family YMCA
1033 Greenbrier Pkwy., Chesapeake, VA 23320
Donation drop-off sites are at these locations:
Hilltop Family YMCA
1536 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23451
Great Bridge/Hickory Family YMCA
633 South Battlefield Blvd., Chesapeake, VA 23322
Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA
4441 South Blvd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452
*Food donations may be made to these sites Mondays and Thursdays from 9 a.m. to noon and from 5 to 7 p.m.
Eastern Shore Family YMCA
26164 Lankford Hwy., Onley, VA 23418
*Food donations may be made to this site Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon.
Town of Cape Charles Firehouse
515 Mason Ave., Cape Charles, VA 23310
*Food donations may be made to this site Mondays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Due to the increase in need of food assistance during this time of emergency, the Foodbank will hold special food distributions for those who need help:
March 30 – 10am to Noon: Newington Baptist Church, 6169 Main St. #4139, Gloucester, 23601
April 1 – 9:30am to 11:30am: Todds Stadium, 12465 Warwick Blvd., Newport News 23602
April 3 – 10am to Noon: Darling Stadium, 4111 Victoria Blvd., Hampton 23669
For more information, find out how you can help, or to find your nearest distribution site, visit the Foodbank’s website, as well as theFoodbank’s COVID-19 Response page.