FOOD RESOURCES AS OF 3/27/2020 – They will deliver to vulnerable individuals. They are putting together a food pantry in Norfolk – serve both Norfolk and Virginia Beach. Seeking additional donations and volunteers. Will accept both food and monetary donations.
United Way Coronavirus Assistance Hotline: (757) 858-7777
Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia: currently no distribution site in VB but this may change in the coming weeks.
For individuals over age 60, Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia provided this information:
  • Meals on wheels has a 1-3 month waiting list
  • Any senior over the age of 60 who can’t get out to get food can connect with an options counselor by calling: (757) 461-9481 option 6 to have their name placed on the Emergency Meal program list.
  • The website also mentions socialization through phone contact calls and wellness checks.
Meals on Wheels locator: (see note above re: wait list)

Hampton Roads Free Meals for Kids program: Links to restaurants that provide meals for kids

Urban League of Hampton Roads  (757) 627-0864 –  Will accept referrals for those needing loan modifications, housing issues, workforce development. For food they refer to United Way number above

Mercy Chefs-  Are you struggling to provide  nutritious meals on a budget: The meals look delicious!
Choose from four weeks of dinner recipes to keep your weekly dinner budget at $1.40 per serving . Our professional chefs have applied their knowledge and skills to prepare four-serving recipes that are kid-friendly and nutritious on this strict budget.

City of Virginia Beach Department of Human Services to Begin Modified operations protocol

The Department of Human Services will begin operating under modified conditions on Monday, March 30 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Our buildings will be closed to the public, however the Department will continue to serve the needs of our community.
Please click here for full details.

Please stay safe!

Your Guide to Internet Service During Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Below is a link that has internet providers that are providing free internet services for the next 60 days if you meet the criteria.

If  you already have internet service contact your current provider and see if they can offer any discounts during this time.

Now is also a good time to look at other companies you have service or contracts with and contact them to see if you can lower any of your other expenses.  This is a perfect opportunity to beef up your rainy day funds!