Holiday Hunger Assistance

The holiday food drives are still running! There is still time for you or your company to run a food drive for the Holidays. There are many families in our community who are not fortunate enough to have a Holiday meal and we need YOUR help! We will continue to run food drives the entire month of November and part of December for Christmas food for those in need. All contributions stay local and meet the needs of local families. Last year we were able to serve 1250 individuals, approximately 750 families with food for the holidays and with your help we will be able to serve just as many this year.

If you would be interested in volunteering one of the following dates, we are looking for 2-8 volunteers for each shift at the Christiansburg Kroger to collect food for our Holiday Food Drive.  

Volunteers Needed:

Kroger Food Drive

Thursday November 15th 4-7pm

Sunday November 18th 11am-2pm, & 2pm-5pm (2 separate shifts)

Packing food boxes at office:

November 9th 10am- 12pm

November 12th 10am-12pm & 2pm-4pm


If you or your company is interested in running a food drive the items below are needed!        

Holiday Dinner Box Needs List:

Gift Cards for Frozen Turkeys                                    Corn Muffin Mixes

Canned Hams                                                            Dried Beans

Bisquick                                                                     Foil Rosting Pans

Canned Fruit                                                              Instant Mashed Potatos 

Canned Milk                                                              Lemonade packets or mixes

Canned Pie Filling                                                      Marshmollows

Canned Vegtables                                                      Dessert Boxes

Canned Yams                                                             Rice

Salt and Pepper                                                          Stuffing Mix

Sugar                                                                         Flour

For more information, or to find out how you can get involved, please contact Marcela Jara, Community Engagement Director of United Way of the New River Valley at (540) 381-2066, or



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