SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA – To recognize Hunger Action Month, Feeding America Southwest Virginia invited local and state officials to volunteer for the day.
During the seventh annual Elected Officials Volunteer Day, state representatives and delegates along with city officials made remarks and worked in the Feeding America warehouse.
Then, with the help of Food Lion, officials delivered packed lunch boxes to students at Greenvale School and Lucy Addison Middle School.
The lunch bags were made by hundreds of Food Lion company leaders and associates Tuesday. The volunteers were able to bag more than 10,000 lunches, making Food Lion the Guinness World Records title holder for the most bagged lunches assembled in one hour.
"Hunger is bipartisan. There is no political party. They're all involved in the work we do, and we've worked with all of them over the years," said Pamela Irvine, president and CEO of Feeding America Southwest Virginia.
During the event, Irvine was recognized by the General Assembly for her 35 years of feeding the hungry.