Norfolk, VA (December 31, 2020) – HRV has increased its 2020 grant funding by $40,000 from its COVID-19 Relief Fund to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to support putting healthy meals on the tables of Hampton Roads’ most vulnerable neighbors – seniors, children and low-income families. Coupled with support provided earlier this year, 2020 food security assistance from HRV to the Foodbank has totaled $80,000. HRV’s “gifts allow us to continue our mission of leading the effort to eliminate hunger in our community during this unprecedented time in history,” stated Ruth Jones Nichols, Ph.D., President and CEO of the Foodbank.
In addition to funding support for the Foodbank in 2020, HRV has supported other COVID-related community based efforts in the Hampton Roads area, including $8,000 for the Burning Bush Worship Center’s Senior Citizen Meal program, $5,000 for the Hunton YMCA’s Day Care Meals program, $4,500 for the Concerned Citizens of Tidewater’s Holiday Youth events, and $3,000 for the Food Education and Access Support Together (FEAST) Virginia program.
Hampton Roads Ventures, L.L.C. (HRV) is a community development investment firm that partners with for-profit businesses, governmental agencies and non-profit agencies to attract private capital to severely distressed neighborhoods. Staffed by experienced community economic development professionals, HRV is extremely sensitive to the unique opportunities, challenges and constraints these under-served communities face.