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Help Fight Food Insecurity in Virginia

Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
38 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on February 07, at 08:00 AM EST
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Help combat food insecurity and hunger across Virginia

The reality of not knowing where or when your family’s next meal is coming from is sadly a reality for many Virginians.

The COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of Virginians who struggle to consistently acquire enough food to feed themselves and their families. An estimated 446,000 Virginians became food insecure during the pandemic, in addition to the 850,000 Virginians who were already struggling before the pandemic and economic downturn. Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Family Nutrition Program work tirelessly to combat food insecurity across the commonwealth. 

Virginia Cooperative Extension is actively addressing this public health and economic crisis across the state by supporting the growth of local food systems, and providing technical assistance to farmers markets by establishing EBT payment systems at markets. Through hands-on interactive learning lessons and education outreach efforts, Extension professionals are helping low-income participants improve access to nutritious foods, prepare healthy meals, and follow healthier eating patterns.

Research shows that every $1 spent on quality nutrition education saves as much as $10 in long-term health care costs. An investment in this Extension program will continue to help expand efforts to provide tools, resources, and education for families to prepare healthy meals. 

Together, we can make a difference.

Give today to help our local communities thrive and to help ensure that all Virginians have access to a basic human need – adequate nutrition.

Choose a giving level


Hunger Fighter

Your support allows us to continue fighting food insecurity and hunger across the commonwealth.


Kitchen Utensils

A gift of $20 can help provide new utensils for our kitchens to continue making meals possible for at-risk Virginians.


Slow Cooker

Your gift of $35 can provide appliances such as slow cookers to help feed families across the commonwealth.


Cookware Set

A $75 gift can provide things like a full cookware set to continue serving families across Virginia.


Family Meal Kit

A $100 gift is enough to support a family meal kit, ensuring that families in need in Virginia have access to healthy, sustainable food.


Healthy Meal Prep Education

A generous $250 gift can provide program supplies and food items for our Healthy Meal Prep Education classes.

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