As schools were shutting down during the pandemic, VOA Southeast Louisiana fed thousands of kids who would have otherwise gone hungry. Through their Fresh Food Factor Program, they delivered 10,000 meals, six days a week. “I think it is an awesome experience,” said Fresh Food Factor’s Knyla Houston. “Just seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces, and knowing that their kids are fed, it’s very gratifying. I can’t wait until tomorrow to do it all over again because we’re truly making a difference in people’s lives.”
Help Fight Hunger
Millions of Americans are struggling to feed their families, and their numbers are growing. Volunteers of America is at work in communities across the country responding to this crisis. Thanks to generous support, we're providing meals, food and essential services where it's needed most.
For over 125 years, we do whatever it takes to care for the most vulnerable and feed the hungry. Your donation is a vital part of this response, and will make a difference. Here are examples of the relief and support a gift to VOA provides:
Pop-Up Food Pantries
Food banks locally and nationally have seen large increases in demand, due to continuing effects since the pandemic's beginning. Various Pop-Up Food Pantries at VOA Western Washington have brought food closer and safely to those that need it the most. This Pop-Up model allows VOA to utilize the space, tables, chairs, and volunteers from our community to create a "pop up" food bank that is reaching more people in need by meeting them where they are.
Meals on Wheels
For the homebound elderly, loneliness and isolation can be detrimental. Simple things like preparing a meal can be a huge challenge both physically and financially. That is why Volunteers of America Colorado branch delivers hot and nutritious meals to homebound seniors and the frail elderly. As the pandemic continues, many seniors are relying on the assistance of Volunteers of America to provide basic necessities such as food and hot meals.