Since early 2019, Lighting the Way has partnered with the Foodbank of the Eastern Shore to provide volunteers who assist with packing bags for the organization’s warehouse distribution program and back pack program.
With a growing need for volunteers Lighting the Way continues to assist monthly with packing non-perishable bags of food to help our community.
This nationally-recognized program distributes food to children at the end of the school day, before weekends and/or school breaks.
Students are identified by school personnel as being food insecure by a variety of criteria.
The program consists of bags filled with food that children take home on weekends. Food is child-friendly, non-perishable, and easily-consumed. Bags are discreetly distributed to children on the last day before the weekend or holiday vacation.
Backpacks are distributed at Chincoteague Elementary, Kegotank Elementary, Metompkin Elementary, Accawmacke Elementary, Pungoteague Elementary, Kiptopeke Elementary and Occahanock Elementary schools.
Warehouse Distribution Program
This program includes all food and grocery products from food drives, purchases, and donations from manufacturers and supermarkets. This is the heart of the Foodbank.
For questions related to the Foodbank’s Eastern Shore Branch or to volunteer, call 757-787-2557.