The Mobile Pantry is hugely successful in providing a means for individuals and families to receive food when they cannot travel to an agency, or their local agency is at-capacity. During fiscal year 2012, the program distributed over 902,000 pounds of food to individuals who either could not travel to an agency or their local agency was at capacity.
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore serves those who are hungry throughout the Foodbank’s 4,745-square-mile service area including the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin and Virginia Beach as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Accomack. Even though the Foodbank is salvaging and distributing more food than ever before, census and poverty statistics clearly show that we are a long way from meeting the need. In order to meet this goal, we have instituted more programs to obtain additional food to reach more people.