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CFNRV’s Favorite Moments from 2022

Thanks for being a part of the Community Foundation. Your support throughout the year helps us reach more people and nonprofits in our community. As we reflected on 2022, we wanted to share some of our favorite moments from a year filled with connection, celebration, and excitement. These moments, in chronological order, are below. We’re looking forward to connecting in 2023!…

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NRV Regional Thrive Meeting Held at the Historic Smithfield Plantation

Thrive Network attendees. The Community Foundation of the New River Valley (CFNRV)’s Initiative, Thrive, held its NRV Regional Meeting at the Historical Smithfield Plantation on October 20th. NRV Thrive works to collectively increase access to affordable, nutritious food in the NRV through shared learning, informed advocacy, and responsive, strategic action. Since 2016, the network has drawn together several agencies and…

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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 serious challenge in the region, with…

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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 by CFNRV’s Thrive initiative, provides one-time…

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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 will help us all better understand…

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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 was created by simple conversations of…

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