united for foodUnited for Food monthly food distribution started in Williamsburg December 2013 to address the need for healthy food options for low income families in our community. In September 2015, the program expanded to include a separate distribution to the West Point, New Kent, King and Queen County, King William County, and surrounding area. Through a partnership between United Way of Greater Williamsburg, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, and FeedMore Foodbank, both food distributions occurs on the 3rd Thursday every month.  Twenty to thirty volunteers help organize, distribute, load groceries into a shopping cart, and unload the groceries into a vehicle for the clients.  The food is donated by the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank for the Williamsburg distribution and by FeedMore Foodbank for West Point area, and a local sponsor is secured to pay for the truck, gas, and driver.  In 2016, the combined efforts of the food distributions provided food to an average of 220 households a month, totaling over 550 individuals receiving free food each month.

The Williamsburg Health Foundation has been a huge supporter and in 2015 gave a $20,000 grant to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank to bring more fresh produce, dairy, and fruit to the United for Food Williamsburg Distribution.  The Williamsburg Health Foundation also gave a grant to United Way of Greater Williamsburg to procure shopping carts which has been a huge help in moving clients quickly through the distribution quickly and efficiently.

 

To Sponsor a Food Distribution in either location please contact Katie Schubert, katie.schubert@uwgw.org or 757-253-2264.

 

 

A Big Thank you our 2016-2017 Food Distribution Sponsors

Williamsburg Distribution

Busch Gardens/Water Country

Bruton Parish Outreach

Chespeake Bank

DeWees Family

FISH

Henderson, Inc.

James City Lions Club
LARS Development and Construction

Life Church

Kearns Family

Wawa
Williamsburg Baptist Church

Williamsburg Estate Services
Williamsburg Farmers Market

 

West Point Distribution

 

The Providence Forge Ruritan Club

Bart Leader of Leader Insurance

The Peck Family

C&F Bank
Essex Bank
K&Q CH Friends
LifePointe Christian Church

Michael Flanary, CPA

New Kent County Social Services
Proclaiming Grace Outreach
Quin Rivers Agency for Community Action
Stay & Play Child Care in New Kent
Tabernacle United Methodist Church

West Point Church of the Nazarene

West Point Minister’s Association and Good Neighbor Center

We’d like to thank the following business for their continued support:

Feedmore     foodbank

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