Thrive/Food Access Network Blog

Thrive/Food Access Network Blog2017-05-25T10:28:06-04:00

Food Access Collaboration Leads to New Services Directory to Help the NRV

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce the release of The NRV Food Assistance Directory 2019-2020. Created as part of the Foundation’s Thrive Initiative, this first guide of its kind provides a comprehensive overview of available food assistance programs and services in the NRV. Food security remains a [...]

November 19th, 2019|

The NRV’s 2019 Celebration of Giving Includes a Tribute to Local Donors with a Major Impact

The 2019 Celebration of Giving hosted by the Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) on September 17, 2019 at Sinkland Farms included a tribute to three of the Foundation’s most committed donors. As consistent supporters, Drs. Norman and Nancy Eiss and Dr. Harold McNair have partnered with the Foundation to enable a [...]

October 7th, 2019|

Announcing Recipients of 2019 Emergency Food Program Infrastructure Grants

Christiansburg, Virginia; April 2, 2019: The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV) is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2019 Emergency Food Program Infrastructure Grants. Plenty!, Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread, Giles County Christian Service Mission, and Warm Hearth Foundation were each awarded grants in this cycle. The program, which is supported [...]

April 2nd, 2019|

The NRV Food Access Network Survey- Get Involved!

The Community Foundation of the New River Valley, Feeding America SWVA, The New River Health District, Virginia Cooperative Extension, and the Family Nutrition program are partnering with Virginia Tech researchers on a study to better understand how to support the 60+ groups working to relieve hunger in the New River Valley (NRV). This study [...]

November 29th, 2017|

Collaboration the Key to Network Success

In the New River Valley, a four county region in southwest Virginia, a multi-sector team has formed around interests of increased food access, improved healthy food choices, and exploring collective infrastructure models that could improve the food available and distributed through food pantries, food kitchens, and food banks across the planning district. This effort [...]

August 10th, 2017|