FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 9th, 2019
Contact: Georgia Allin
HAMPTON, VA - Today, Delegate Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) presented the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank with House Joint Resolution No. 899, recognizing the work done by the Foodbank during the partial federal government shutdown to address the needs of furloughed federal workers. During the shutdown, the Foodbank organized a food distribution on Friday afternoons specifically for furloughed federal workers. Additionally, the Foodbank distributed food to TSA personnel working without pay at the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport.
“The efforts made by the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank to assist federal workers during the government shutdown earlier this year is another example of the extraordinary work the Foodbank does for our community year-round,” said Delegate Mullin. “I am proud to present this resolution today honoring the work done by this organization.”
The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has provided healthy meals to residents across the Peninsula since it was established in 1986. Since then, the Foodbank has partnered with over 200 programs and agencies to provide more than 167 million meals. In addition to providing access to healthy food, the Foodbank provides health and nutrition classes for the Peninsula’s children, as well as a summer food service program to ensure that school-aged children do not go hungry during the summer months.
Delegate Mullin serves the 93rd District which includes the City of Williamsburg and parts of Newport News, James City County, and York County. He was a prosecutor for more than a decade and handled cases involving domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. During his time in the Legislature, Delegate Mullin passed “Heaven’s Law” to protect children from child abuse.