There are multiple food deserts locally where people lack access to wholesome, fresh food and the knowledge of how to prepare it in a nourishing and budget friendly way. Hypertension, obesity and diabetes abound in these communities. When a struggling parent learns how to prepare healthy food affordably, families begin to see a future without illness. FEAST Virginia marshals together hands-on community involvement to provide food education, training and a support group for these families by training instructors to teach a 12-week program of easy, healthy and inexpensive meals. These trainers then conduct the program for residents in their communities. FEAST delivers truly transformative results. Its small force of trainers work directly with churches, community centers, aid agencies, housing communities, and community game changers to stand in the gap where people live and lives falter. FEAST serves up hope, healing and compassion in equal measures. By teaching a sustainable skill, we are ensuring that we can indeed “make a place at the table” for everyone. FEAST Virginia is an innovative, community solution to the very real problem of hungerin Hampton Roads.