Peninsula foodbank unveils new food truck

HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — Thanks to the Bank of America the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank unveiled a new food truck Tuesday, but it’s not the same kind you might see during lunch.

Instead of serving greasy goodness to people on their break, this truck will provide healthy meals to families in need.

Photos: Peninsula foodbank gets new truck

“Over 17 percent of all Virginians live in a food desert, and what that means is, they don’t have access to affordable, nutritious food. They may have convenience stores, they may have fast food restaurants, but they don’t have a way to get fresh fruits and vegetables and nutrients that are important,” said Foodbank CEO Karen Joyner. “And we’re going to bring nutrient dense food out into the community so that they can improve their health.”

This truck will allow the foodbank to increase their mobile outreach by an extra 2,400 people per mouth.

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