According to Hunger Free America’s 2023 Annual Hunger Survey, 11.7% of Virginia children live in food insecure households, putting them at risk for poor health outcomes and academic performance. As our communities continue to face rising food prices and decreased safety net benefits, it is important for advocates to continue to build coalition and solidarity to eradicate hunger and food insecurity statewide.
The 2024 edition of the Roadmap to End Hunger was written by members of the Virginia Food Access Coalition (VFAC). VFAC is a collaborative of public and private organizations advocating for improved access to nutritious, local foods for all Virginians. Voices is a proud member of VFAC, and Emily Moore, Senior Policy Analyst, contributed to this edition of the Roadmap by co-authoring the Food is Medicine section.
Continuing its purpose as a living document, the 2024 update to the Roadmap documents the legislative and budgetary opportunities in food access and nutrition policy available to the Commonwealth to make the most significant impact for families and young people facing hunger.
The 2024 Roadmap highlights progress and opportunities across: