June 1 – August 27, 2014
Feds Feed Families is an annual government-wide food drive campaign. The effort is led by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, in partnership with the Chief Human Capital Officers Council, Office of Personnel Management and the U.S. Department of Defense. All local Federal employees and military members are asked to support the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore by collecting food items from June 1 – August 27.
The Foodbank serves children, seniors and adults struggling with hunger in the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin, and Virginia Beach as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight and Accomack. During the summer months, food donations drop severely. The need increases for families with children who are out of school and can no longer rely on the breakfast and lunch that they normally receive through the free and reduced meal programs. Federal employees can help by collecting our most-needed items:
Protein, Meat and Fish
peanut butter, tuna, canned ham, canned chicken, beans
Fruits and Vegetables
canned fruits and vegetables, 100% fruit juice, instant potatoes, fruit preserves, dried fruit
cereal, oatmeal, rice, whole grain crackers
pasta and sauce, boxed meals, chunky soups, stews
powdered formula, baby food, diapers, wipes
WHERE TO DONATE FOOD ITEMS
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
800 Tidewater Drive
Norfolk, VA 23504
Contact: Abby Weber, 757-314-4575 firstname.lastname@example.org
Eastern Shore Branch
24530 Coastal Boulevard
Tasley, VA 23441
Contact: Charmin Horton, 757-787-2557 email@example.com
Warehouse Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fighting Hunger withINN Virginia
August 1 - 31, 2014
The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia
and its 200+ members have adopted Virginia’s Federation of food banks as the recipients of an August fund drive.
Each participating inn will encourage guests and friends to contribute to their local food bank in different ways throughout the month in their own unique way.
Giving Back Awards
August 13 - September 2, 2014
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has been nominated as a non-profit candidate in the first round of voting for Coastal Virginia Magazine's Giving Back Awards, sponsored by Old Point National Bank.
The first round of voting begins August 13, and will take place online at the Voting Page.
You can cast one vote per valid email address per voting period, so please encourage everyone you know to vote!
Please mark your calendar for the following dates to ensure we make it to the final round:
August 13-19 - First voting round - 50 non-profits advance to the next voting round.
August 20-26 - Second voting round - 25 non-profits move onto the semi-final round.
August 27 - September 2 - Final voting round - 15 non-profits will be announced at the awards reception and online.
Thank you for your support!
Step by Step
August 30 - September 3, 2014
Amos DeJardins, an award-winning long distance runner, will be completing a 500-mile course over 5 days in Virginia to bring attention to hunger in our communities as well as raise funds for Federation of Virginia Food Banks.
He will begin and end his course in his hometown of Alexandria, and his course takes him through the mountains of the Blue Ridge, through the cities and towns of Central Virginia, and back up the I-95 corridor. Throughout his route, he will be joined by supporters, including some government officials, and will visit running stores and events as he helps kick off Hunger Action Month. You can follow Amos at /500in5VA on Facebook and @RunOnVeggies on Twitter.
18th Annual Mayflower Marathon Food and Fund Drive
November 21 - November 23
Join us for the 18th Annual Mayflower Marathon sponsored by FM99 WNOR and 106.9 The Fox!
Help us provide meals to those that struggle with hunger in our community this Thanksgiving. It’s as easy as driving by and dropping off donations while our spirited volunteers cheer you on and your favorite DJ’s broadcast on the radio.
Parking Lot near Target
Corner of Constitution Drive and Jeanne Street
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
5:30 am Friday - 3:00 pm Sunday - non-stop for over 57 hours!!!
The Foodbank can distribute over 60 meals with a $20 donation!
Start a team at home and raise funds for the Foodbank and Mayflower Marathon. Recruit others and share on social media to expand your impact!
Click here to start your Online Food and Fund Drive!
Turkeys, Hams and all of the traditional sides (canned cranberry sauce, boxed stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, canned yams...)
As always, we need:
Lean Canned Protein - peanut butter, tuna, chicken, turkey, beans
Fruits and Vegetables - canned fruits and vegetables, pasta sauce, 100% fruit juice, fruit preserves, dried fruit
Whole Grains - cereal, pasta, oatmeal, rice, crackers
Meals - soups, stews, boxed meals, canned pasta
Great American Milk Drive
April 2, 2014 - April 1, 2015
Text “MILK” to 27722 to make a $5 donation that will be converted into a coupon for our customers to be able to get a half gallon or gallon size of white milk at any area retailer.
Donations can also be made online at www.milklife.com/give. From April 15 through May 25, the MilkLife organization will match every donation, which means a $5 donation provides 2 coupons instead of just 1!
Check out this short video to learn more about the program and how important milk is to those we serve: www.milklife.com/give/videos/2342
Feeding America is one of 10 charities chosen to pilot Charity Miles, a free iPhone/Android app that empowers people to earn money for charity while walking, running or biking. Participants choose one of the app’s featured charities and hit the streets. The app will track the participant’s distance and they’ll earn money for their charity. Bikers earn 10¢ per mile; walkers and runners earn 25¢ per mile—all up to an initial $1,000,000 sponsorship pool.
For more information about Charity Miles please visit:
Website - www.charitymiles.org
Facebook - www.facebook.com/charitymiles
Blog - charitymiles.tumblr.com
Twitter - www.twitter.com/charitymiles
Panera Bread, the Panera Bread Foundation and Feeding America are pleased to announce a strategic alliance that will be in place through December 31, 2013. This partnership builds on Panera Bread’s long history of donating its day-end bread and baked goods as well as proceeds from its Panera Cares Community Bread Box program (donation canisters at registers) to non-profits across the country, and has been forged so that Panera can better use its resources, scale and expertise to provide not only funds but also quality, nutritious food to Feeding America and its network of local food banks.
As such, Panera LLC will be donating, in partnership with its customers, 50% of the funds from its Panera Cares Community Breadboxes at more than 700 company-owned* Panera Bread bakery-cafes to support food sourcing operations at local Feeding America food banks**. The remaining 50% of funds will be used to procure high-quality, frozen soup, which will be directed to the local food bank .
In addition, Panera will match 10% of all funds donated by its customers. This 10% match will be directed to the Feeding America national office and support efforts to source and distribute quality food to the Feeding America network.