Regional Food Access and Hunger Relief Network
The Emergency Needs Taskforce works to gather extra food for families in need.
As part of the CFNRV’s Thrive initiative, we teamed up with Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech’s Family Nutrition Program, and the New River Health District to better understand and support the needs of community groups and businesses actively working to address hunger in the NRV. CFNRV’s goal is to identify the most effective ways to invest our time and grant dollars to support hunger relief efforts in the New River Valley.
In 2017-2018, we hosted 7 community conversations with three main objectives:
1) to provide a forum for sharing best practices and innovative approaches
2) to identify ways to expand access to healthy food
3) to explore common challenges and opportunities for collaboration among those working to relieve hunger in the New River Valley.
Look below to check out notes from our past sessions. A summary of these notes is also available in the 2019 NRV Food Access report, which presents the “State of Food Access in the NRV”. It provides an overview of the need, the challenges faced by food access organizations and their clients, priority recommendations to address the challenges identified and some innovative efforts underway to implement those recommendations.