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The Power To Feed | Ruth Jones Nichols, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

The Power To Feed | Ruth Jones Nichols, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
The Power To Feed | Ruth Jones Nichols, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
The Power To Feed | Ruth Jones Nichols, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore
President and CEO of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols, talks to the press about the distribution of food during the coronavirus pandemic Thursday, March 19, 2020. (Stephen M. Katz)

The Hampton Roads Chamber is proud to serve this region as Regional Collaborator in partnership with Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. 

After its initial Covid-19 effort, the Foodbank refreshed its strategic plan, focusing on closing “the meal gap by 2025 by providing 30 million meals each year. We have closed it by 50% every year.” The contacts Jones Nichols makes by serving on community boards, such as those of the YMCA, the Hampton Roads Workforce Council, the Mayor’s Committee for the St. Paul’s Area Transformation, and the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, enable her to connect with people to help her realize this vision.

Jones Nichols wishes everyone would view society through an “equity lens ... if we’re going to address inequality ... [and] increase awareness about hunger and food insecurity — to see where food insecurity is the highest ... to help the most underprivileged.”

 

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