Recent news & updates
Today kicks off Hunger Action Month—a local and national effort to raise awareness of domestic hunger. This is your opportunity to join a movement that has a real and lasting impact on our efort to feed more people in need than ever before. Please visit our website at www.foodbankonline.org to find out more about Hunger Action Month and the 30 Ways in 30 Days calendar—full of creative and new ways to get involved.
Chesapeake Riders Motorcycle Club made sure they did their part to support the Extreme Food and Fund Drive. Their efforts to collect food came to almost 3,400 pounds—an amazing contribution, that is over 2,600 meals that will be provided to those who need it most in our community. Thank you to the community for embracing this food drive and continuing to show your support. Click the link to see the story on WVEC news! http://www.wvec.com/my-city/chesapeake/Bikers-among-those-pushing-to-make-drive-extreme-success-115073074.html
Yesterday—the House approved the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act (S. 3307). This will provide $4.5 billion in new funding over the next 10 years to improve children’s access to healthy meals. This is the largest investment in federal child nutrition programs since their inception. This legislation will help close the hunger gap on weekends, afterschool, and during the summer. The bill will now head to the President’s desk, where he is expected to sign it into law! This is amazing!
Happening right now!! Come and join 99.9 FM, 106.9 The Fox, and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia as we battle hunger this Thanksgiving holiday. All the food collected through Sunday at 3:00 PM is boxed on-site and taken back to the Foodbank—where by WEDNESDAY all the food will be dispersed into the community through our partner agencies. If you haven’t stopped by make sure you get there. Foods!!! Funds!!! All is welcome. See you in the Pembroke mall parking lot near Kohl’s on Constitution Drive. Thank you for helping feed those in need!
Throughout the month of October, TowneBank had a competition between their different departments. to see who could collect the most food. This resulted in a donation of 5,315 pounds of food, that was delivered to the Foodbank on Nov. 1! They also provided 40 volunteers that day to help sort this wonderful donation. Thank you TowneBank for your support!!!
Yes Foodbank friends…mark your calendars…106.9 the Fox and WNOR FM99 again join forces with the Foodbank for the annual Mayflower Marathon!! On Friday November 19 5:00 AM—Sunday November 21 3:00PM the Non-Stop 58 Hours of Food and Fund frenzy will be happening. Come early morning—at noon—or during the wee hours of the night we will be there—rain or shine!! We will be at Pembroke Mall in the Kohl’s parking lot come by and visit and drop off food or funds!! Volunteers are on site sorting and boxing items up that are then delivered back to the Foodbank where by the following Tuesday evening all the collected food will be in the hands of the people who need it!! Look forward to seeing you there.
NAWBO Southeastern Virginia made an incredible donation to support the Foodbank’s Kids Cafe Program. They visited a Kids Cafe site and were joined by the children and staff of the Foodbank to present the check that left us all grinning ear to ear. Thank you to this wonderful group and their support of the Foodbank and helping to feed children!
Amazing contribution!! Mrs. Edna Hileman turned 100 years-old on October 13. She asked that people donate cans and money for her birthday to be given to the Foodbank! She brought in 500 cans and $162.50 which equals 790 meals. Mrs. Hileman’s daughter and grandaughter joined her in delivering this amazing gift. Her daughter said this about her mother, “my mother grew up during the Great Depression, so she understands the importance of giving back to her community.” We thank her so much for thinking of others in the community and giving back on her own celebrated day!