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Virginia Peninsula Foodbank sets up additional food pantry sites during the coronavirus

Those in need of food assistance are in luck.

The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has created drive-thru food pantry sites with social distancing measures on the Peninsula.

“Due to the increase in need of food assistance during this time of emergency, the Foodbank will distribute food at the following locations,” according to the foodbank’s announcement.

Gov. Ralph Northam said Monday, U.S. Department of Agriculture will now give anyone food donations.

Previously, people who need food donations had to meet with intake coordinators to see if they met the USDA requirements such as on income-based, SNAP benefits or other factors.

“We recommend calling the partner agency prior to visiting to confirm hours of operation,” the website read. “Distribution plans are changing quickly and without much notice.”

Those who plan to get food donations must clean out their trunk so volunteers can place the food directly inside the recipient’s car. During the drive-thru transaction, you must remain in your car and no walk-ups are allowed, according to the foodbank’s website.

You can send monetary donations to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank here.

Here are the following Peninsula food pantry locations:

Newport News



Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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