Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Local food banks, kitchens feed the hungry during the season of giving

Local food banks, kitchens feed the hungry during the season of giving

With less than a week to go before Thanksgiving, it’s easy to take a big dinner with family and friends around the dining room table for granted. But for many in Williamsburg struggling to make ends meet, feeding their families during the holiday season isn’t a given.

These families make up Williamsburg’s food insecure population, which the U.S Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service defines as those with uncertain access to adequate food due to household-level economic and social conditions. These families cover the spectrum from the area’s unsheltered homeless population, to those staying in area motels and the working poor.

Several area nonprofits and food...

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