NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Many families across Hampton Roads don't know where they'll get their next meal from.

One local food bank kicked off a challenge Thursday to make sure nobody goes hungry.

The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore started its "Women Ending Hunger Challenge."

Donations slow down after the holidays and during the summer. The friendly competition will help meet the need for food.

"The thought as a woman that 42,000 children are struggling with hunger in our service area is very difficult for me to kind of comprehend," said Taylor Miller, community outreach manager.

Participants compete to see who can provide the most number of meals to people. The food bank calculates that based on the amount of food a participant collects, individual monetary donations, and volunteer hours. It also takes into account a participant's success in getting other people to join the challenge.

The food bank will recognize the top-performer at the end of the month. Women can sign up all month long.

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