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Mark Smith, owner of Midas of Richmond
“Every day this amazing group of people prepare and distribute thousands of meals to area kids, families and senior citizens. The team at Feed More, along with the 7,500 active volunteers a month are fighting hunger and creating better nutrition platforms in our community.”

When Joe’s wife passed away, he was suddenly living alone after all those years. Although his daughter stops by frequently to check on him, the Vietnam vet really looks forward to his daily visits from Feed More’s Meals on Wheels volunteers. Not only do these compassionate workers bring him food and check on his safety each day, but they also give him the companionship that he was sorely lacking after his wife’s passing.

“They are like family,” says Joe.

Every year, Feed More distributes more than 20 million meals through programs like Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry, Kids Cafe and the weekend BackPack program, as well as its network of nearly 300 agencies, to ensure their neighbors in Central Virginia who struggle with hunger have access to healthy meals.

Joe feels blessed to receive a healthy, diet-specific meal from Meals on Wheels each weekday. But those meals provide more than just nutrition for him; they also support a hobby of his. After he’s finished his meals, the retired tractor trailer driver recycles the boxes, along with other castoff items, to build incredibly realistic model trucks. From a tractor trailer that bears his name to a tow truck with cargo storage and a lift, these trucks give new meaning to “Meals on Wheels.”

Help fight hunger in Central Virginia by volunteering or donating today at Feed More!