Project Summary

Project Category: Food Pantry

Number of Participants: Varies by project

Duration of Project: Varies by project

Cost: No cost

Indoor/Outdoor: Both

Service Opportunities: Multiple

Location: Main location is at 800 Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, VA MAP LINK

Project Contact:
Walter Gray, Volunteer Coordinator
P: 757-314-4559


The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s primary mission is leading the effort to eliminate hunger in our community. Here’s how we do it.
Collecting Food Donations
By providing nutritious canned, boxed, fresh, frozen, and prepared food to over hundreds of thousands of individuals annually. This food is recovered and secured from restaurants, supermarkets, food distributors, the USDA, farmers, wholesalers, sportsmen, and through food and fund drives.
Distribution Through Partner Agencies and Special Programs. We distribute food through over 400 Partner Agencies including soup kitchens, food pantries, and emergency shelters and through programs such as our Mobile Pantry, Kids Cafe and BackPack Programs. By accessing food from the Foodbank rather than purchasing from commercial outlets, each of these Partner Agencies has expanded resources to advance their own missions.

National Affiliations for Disaster Relief
Our national network affiliation, Feeding America™, also has memorandums of understanding with the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and EFSP. The Foodbank, and food banks across the country, act as the food component in disaster relief efforts.

Buying Power
We can assemble a full-course, nutritious meal for only $.35 – much less than the price of a postage stamp! In fact, for every $10 donation the Foodbank receives, we can assemble and distribute up to $60 worth of grocery products.

Committed Volunteers
We do this with the help of volunteers and we pride ourselves on the work of nearly 6,000 volunteers who contribute more than 42,000 hours annually!

Impact: Serving all of southeastern Virginia as well as the Eastern Shore We serve hungry people 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.

Project Availability:

Volunteer Responsibilities: Varies by project

Attire: Slacks/pants are preferred and closed toed shoes are a must. Warehouse workers may need a jacket.,

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Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore