Virginia Peninsula Foodbank
2401 Aluminum Avenue
Hampton VA 23661
Mission Statement

 The mission of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is to distribute food effectively through collaborative efforts that minimize hunger, promote nutrition, and encourage self-reliance through education.


CEO/Executive Director Ms. Karen Joyner
Board Chair Joycelyn Spight
Board Chair Company Affiliation Old Point National Bank
Contact Information
Address 2401 Aluminum Avenue
Hampton, VA 23661
Telephone 757 596-7188
Fax 757 595-2507
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1986
Former Names
Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula2014
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
Projected Revenue $3,476,471.00
Projected Expenses $3,476,471.00

 The mission of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is to distribute food effectively through collaborative efforts that minimize hunger, promote nutrition, and encourage self-reliance through education.


To inspire hope by leading the effort for a hunger-free and properly nourished community.
During Fiscal Year 2017, we distributed a record of over 11.9 million pounds of food, which equates to almost 10 million meals provided throughout our community.
We currently collaborate with almost 200 partner agencies and programs to distribute food to our neighbors in need, serving the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York.  
We always seek funding from individuals, corporations, and foundations to assist us in our mission to distribute food effectively.  Strong funding support empowers us to sustain and even expand our programs and services.
At the Foodbank, we also rely on food donations from community members, from local retailers and wholesalers, from the USDA and FEMA as well as other federal programs, and from food drives conducted by committed corporate and community supporters. 
Finally, our programs would not be nearly as effective without the support of committed volunteers who donate their time, energy, and talent to supporting our work both at our warehouse facility and at community locations.  We are always looking for individuals and groups who wish to obtain a first-hand perspective of hunger in our community as well as initiatives dedicated to providing hunger relief and hope to those in need. 

The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is now celebrating over 30 years of providing food and hope to our neighbors in need.  Since our start in 1986, the Foodbank has distributed almost 177 million pounds of food, which equates to over 147 million meals to those who struggle with food insecurity across the Peninsula.



CEO Statement



Board Chair Statement

Areas of Service
Areas Served
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Hampton Roads
Gloucester County
Mathews County
The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is honored to serve residents in these nine cities and counties:
Newport News
James City
Board Chair
Board Chair Joycelyn Spight
Company Affiliation Old Point National Bank
Term July 2017 to June 2018
Board of Directors
Board Members
Steven Apostoles Newport News Shipbuilding
Denise Brown Ferguson Enterprises
Michael Daniels WM Jordan Company
Jayne DiVincenzo Lions Bridge Financial
Gary Hunter Langley Federal Credit Union
Susan Jacobs Newport News Shipbuilding
Kenneth Krakaur Sentara Healthcare, Retired
Faye Lucas Hampton University
James Mears BayPort Credit Union
Elizabeth Mulherin Community Volunteer
James Scanlon Jim's Local Market
Joycelyn Spight Old Point National Bank
Adelia Thompson Christopher Newport University
Jonathan Toms Smithfield Foods
Sylvia Weinstein Oyster Pointer
Happy Witt United Way of the Virginia Peninsula
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 5
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 11
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 7
Female 9
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 90
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Karen Joyner
Full Time Staff 27
Part Time Staff 9
Volunteers 6900
Organization has a Strategic Plan?
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
United Way Member Agency1986
Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance - Organization2004
American National Red Cross1986
Association of Fundraising Professionals - Member1999
Description We collaborate with community partner agencies such as soup kitchens, emergency shelters, churches, and other nonprofit organizations that obtain food at our facility and host local pantry distributions to ensure that this food makes its way onto the tables of those who fall into need every day.  These agencies help us expand our reach beyond what we could accomplish with our small paid staff and fleet of trucks alone.
Short Term Success During Fiscal Year 2017, we distributed over 11.9 million pounds of food, which equates to almost 10 million meals through our agencies and programs.
The Kids Cafe Program provides nutritious evening meals and healthy snacks to low-income children in at structured after-school programs sites.  These children can receive much-needed dinner meals in a safe, caring learning environment.
We provide portable bags of nutritious, child-friendly food to 1500 children at 28 Title I elementary schools every Friday during the school year so that they will have healthy meals to eat during the weekend when school is not in session.
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years)
A community program that offers nutritious food packages at discounted prices in exchange for volunteer service.  This food does not come from the Foodbank, and the program is open to everyone.
Description We invite low-income adults looking to make a positive change in their lives to participate in this rigorous 12-week program offered four times per year at the commercial kitchen located at our Foodbank facility.  Under the direction and guidance of an Executive Chef and Program Chef, these students learn the culinary skills needed to obtain full-time, stable employment, as well as life skills such as budgeting, time management, and interviewing that will lead to self-sufficiency.  All costs for this program are covered through grants and fundraising, allowing these students to attend without incurring a financial burden.  As part of their curriculum, the students in this program prepare all meals for the children served in our Kids Cafe and Summer Food Service Programs.
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $3,476,471.00
Projected Expenses $3,476,471.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201720162015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$1,264,257$1,381,532$1,393,777
Individual Contributions$1,218,643$989,673$1,321,854
Investment Income, Net of Losses$238,340$75,925$48,790
Membership Dues------
Special Events$171,505$159,185$206,719
Revenue In-Kind$17,718,982$16,927,687$16,442,767
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201720162015
Program Expense$20,143,332$19,592,263$19,339,436
Administration Expense$163,780$182,399$145,638
Fundraising Expense$541,832$520,340$421,583
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.031.001.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses97%97%97%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue19%19%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201720162015
Total Assets$13,024,372$12,495,667$12,446,516
Current Assets$7,157,923$6,396,291$6,150,525
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$122,852$138,237$182,487
Total Net Assets$12,901,520$12,357,430$12,264,029
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities58.2646.2733.70
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201720162015
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit 11/2018View