The Northern Neck Food Bank began in the back of a pickup truck in 2008, assisting area pantries with the transport of food from Central Virginia Food Bank in Richmond to the Northern Neck. In 2010 the Northern Neck Food Bank became a 501(c)3 organization and began officially working with Feed More/Central Virginia Food Bank as an RDO (Re-distribution Organization) representing the four counties of Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Middlesex.
In 2012 the food bank surveyed over 5,000 clients and found that 32% of the households being served have a member with Type I or II diabetes. In response to this, the focus of the food bank immediately shifted to acquiring the most nutritious food available and we developed the Agricultural Program which quickly became our signature program at the Northern Neck Food Bank.
In 2014 we added the counties of Essex and Westmoreland/Colonial Beach to our distribution area.
Today the produce acquired through the Agricultural Program is first distributed to our 6 county service area and the remainder is then distributed throughout central and southeast Virginia.
Mark Kleinschmidt, President & CEO
Cindy Balderson, Director of Development
Kathy Bergeron, Administration/Volunteer Coordinator
Craig Hazzard, Warehouse Manager
Scott Flickinger, Agricultural Specialist
Willie Bell, Warehouse
Tyler Evans, Warehouse
Board of Directors:
Paul Sciacchitano – Chairman
Wells Fargo Advisors
Craig Giese – Vice Chairman
Dehnert, Clarke & Co.
Joe Parker – Treasurer
Jane Crowther – Secretary
Omega Protein, Inc.
Karen Burke – Burke’s Fine Jewelers
Wes Charlton – Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, LLP
Dave Cryer – Hands Across Middlesex
Charles Donato – Dominion Energy
Jennifer English – Bethany Baptist Food Pantry
Ryan Kent – Price Mortgage Group
Suzanne Novak – ERUdyne, LLC
Rod Parker – Parker Farms