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PRA Group Volunteers Support Sustainability Needs at Local Foodbank this World Hunger Day

NORFOLK, Va., May 28, 2023 – According to The Hunger Project, more than 800 million people (a tenth of the global population) are hungry; meanwhile a third of the world’s food is wasted. Food banks seek to bridge this gap by delivering food where it is most needed. Leading up to World Hunger Day, 20 PRA Group employees volunteered at the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore (SEVA) in support of this goal.  

Since 1981, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore (SEVA), a member of Feeding America™ and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has provided food for people experiencing food insecurity throughout Hampton Roads. To maintain their critical community impact, the Foodbank depends on contributions and volunteers.  

To support this need, PRA Group has been a longtime partner of the Foodbank SEVA, giving financial resources as well as time. The global financial services company renewed its annual commitment in May alongside its volunteer project to pack and sort non-perishable food, clean facilities, and prepare the Mobile Pantry and emergency food relief programs. 

Volunteers help the Foodbank maintain efficient and sustainable processes—a key focus of this year’s World Hunger Day.  

Another group of approximately 20 employees from PRA Group’s Hampton, Virginia, office will volunteer at the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank in June as the company continues to emphasize the importance of addressing food insecurity year-round. 

More than 345 million people across the globe are expected to be food insecure in 2023, more than double the number in 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, around 14% of food produced is lost between harvest and retail, while an estimated 17% is wasted by retailers and consumers. That’s why it’s important that this World Hunger Day, the world’s residents prioritize efforts promoting sustainable agriculture and food production, reduce food waste, and support local food systems. 

“Millions of people aren’t getting the calories and nutrients they need to live healthy lives, yet so much food is wasted. As a society, it is time for us to rethink the way our food systems feed the planet. It’s time to invest in strengthening local capacities to create food systems that are economically viable for farmers and producers; socially just for all members of society; and environmentally responsible in terms of land use, water resources, and climate impacts. Only with new investment in communities and farming today will we see an end to hunger in the future,” says Tim Prewitt, president and CEO of The Hunger Project. 

PRA Group is proud of its employees for raising awareness about chronic hunger, for practicing sustainability through volunteering, and ultimately for giving their time to become a part of the solution. Below are pictures from our volunteer time off program at the Foodbank SEVA! 


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