Williamsburg provides food from local markets for public housing families

Posted at 7:42 PM, Mar 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-22 20:20:57-04

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The City of Williamsburg purchased $5,000 worth of food from local farmers market vendors for public housing families amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Based on recommendations by the city's staff, City manager Andrew Trivette, approved the purchase of $5,000 of produce, eggs, and bread from farmers market.

Williamsburg Human Services staff reached out to members in the community to identify those who are having difficulty accessing resources and then worked with community partners to coordinate services.

Social workers then identified those who are at risk if they left their homes and would benefit from having food delivered to their homes.

“While many people are being adversely affected by business shut downs and closings, a majority of our public housing residents are among the first that will have hours cut or not be able to go in to work at all,” says Williamsburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority Executive Director, Tyrone Franklin.