ROANOKE, Va. – From food to child care, the needs for people all over Virginia are increasing as coronavirus dangers unfold.
The United Way of Roanoke Valley staff members are working to coordinate with other groups and get people connected with resources, all in order to minimize the impact this disruption is having on the community.
Staff members volunteered Tuesday at Feeding Southwest Virginia, which is working to help feed more people all over our region. It needs more volunteers and donations to add to what school districts are doing.
“The school systems are doing a great job throughout the commonwealth but there are afternoon meals and weekend meals that are needed as well,” President Pamela Irvine said.
Staff members want to add nine to 12 additional sites and they could start distributing in the next two days at the Community Solutions Center on Melrose Avenue in Roanoke.
FSWVA is one of the dozens of groups the United Way is in communication with.
President Abby Hamilton and her staff are trying to find gaps in coverage.