Feeding Southwest Virginia recently announced it received a $50,000 grant from Truist Financial Corporation to purchase 4,500 pre-packaged food boxes that will feed a family of four for four days, which means nearly 17,500 individuals struggling with hunger will be fed through this funding.
The grant is part of the financial services company’s Truist Cares initiative, a $25 million philanthropic pledge announced in March to support basic needs, medical supplies and financial hardship relief due to COVID-19.
“This grant is particularly timely,” said Pamela Irvine, president and CEO of Feeding Southwest Virginia. “We were experiencing crisis-shortages of food to help feed the region’s food insecure who are unable to adequately feed their families. No one deserves to be hungry. We are very grateful for this large scale grant from Truist.”
“We are pleased to support Feeding Southwest Virginia in their mission of eliminating hunger in our community,” said David Camden, Virginia-West regional president for Truist. “At Truist, we’re committed to helping people in our communities who are struggling to fulfill basic needs during this difficult time.”
- Submitted by Lisa Uhl, Feeding Southwest Virginia Communications Director