Food Bank Service Project - January 2014

A food distribution site is the main objective of the Southwest Virginia Food Bank where they deliver to organizations that deal with food insecurities like RAM House and Rescue Mission. The Food Bank assists in feeding approximately 125,000 people a day. This area is the largest region of food delivery with up to 22 million pounds delivered each year. There are a half million people with food insecurities in the 26 counties they serve in our area. The Food Bank operates with 37 paid employees and 1,800 volunteers annually. 

Walking in to see what job we will be assigned to.  A group of us will go through donations to check for open containers or any contamination and wipe off the containers.  The other group will sort the goods and check for expiration dates
Getting ready to sort through donations by local businesses such as CVS

This group is wiping off containers, checking for contamination, and repacking the food 

The Sorting room

Checking for expiration dates

The whole group - thanks to everyone who helped out!