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YMCA partners with local foodbanks to provide free meals for those in need

Please have your trunk cleaned out for volunteers to place the food directly inside
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Posted at 11:53 AM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-13 09:43:13-04

NORFOLK, Va. - The YMCA is now partnering with The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and The Eastern Shore due to the increase in need of food assistance during this time of emergency.

The Foodbank is now holding special food distributions for those who need help.

The Y on Granby Street is one of those food distribution sites. Friday, News 3 was there as volunteers packed up cars for people in need.

Organizers say for social distancing purposes and for your safety, they are using a drive-thru method. They are asking everyone who plans to come to stay in your car.

Walk-ups are permitted, and will be served at any of the distribution sites.

Organizers ask to please have your trunk cleaned out for volunteers to place the food directly inside.

“At this point, we’ve probably served over 6,000 households, prepared over a hundred thousand meals with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia. You can see right now the number of cars that are coming through and the need for food to be served in our households,” said Anthony Walters, President & CEO of YMCA South Hampton Roads.

The most up-to-date distribution sites and times are available at this link.

As of Tuesday, April 14, the four YMCA food distribution sites and times are:

Tuesdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Suffolk Family YMCA, 2769 Godwin Blvd Suffolk, VA 23434
Greenbrier Family YMCA, 1033 Greenbrier Parkway Chesapeake, VA 23320

Fridays from 9:00am-11:00am
YMCA on Granby, 2901 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23504
James L. Camp Jr. Family YMCA, 300 Crescent Drive Franklin, VA 23851