Congressmen Bobby Scott & Eric Cantor Volunteer at the Central Virginia Food Bank

November 23, 2011
Press Release

RICHMOND, VA – Congressmen Eric Cantor (VA-07) and Bobby Scott (VA-03) today joined community volunteers at the Central Virginia Food Bank.  FeedMore and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks invited the Congressmen to volunteer and help raise awareness about hunger in our local communities.

Congressman Cantor said, “In these tough economic times, it is more important than ever for us to work together to prevent hunger in our local communities. Today, I was privileged to join my good friend Bobby Scott and the many people who contribute to the success of FeedMore and the Central Virginia Food Bank. The work done by Fay Lohr and her team provides critical food and nutrition services for children, families, and seniors who are in need. I thank all those who have given generously with their time, resources, and food donations, and encourage others to give what they can this holiday season and throughout the year. Together, we can help feed more families and improve the lives of the entire Richmond community.”

Congressman Scott said, "The Central Virginia Food Bank changes people's lives and provides meals to those who would otherwise have to go without.  This is all made possible by the generous donations of time, money, and food from the people right here in the greater Richmond community who understand that caring for one another should be our number one priority. This service is especially important during the Thanksgiving holiday. I'm pleased to be joining my friend and colleague Eric Cantor in giving back to our community and I encourage all that are willing and able to give to your area food bank."

Gayle Haglund, FeedMore's Chief Philanthropy Officer said, “This is an important time of year for FeedMore.  It’s a time when people focus on the important things in their lives, including food and gathering with loved ones.  It’s also a time to be thankful for all of the help and awareness we receive about the issue of hunger, so we’re grateful to have Congressman Cantor and Congressman Scott here to help us do that.  Hunger is not a far-away problem, yet it has such far-reaching consequences.  As we prepare for Thanksgiving, their visit reminds us that just as hunger impacts a diverse population in a wide variety of situations, it is also a challenge that will require all of our solutions.”