September 1 - 30, 2015
Help spread the message!
TAKE ACTION TO HELP SOLVE HUNGER
Take Action Online:
- TURN ORANGE FOR HUNGER RELIEF™ by making your Facebook and Twitter profiles orange on Hunger Action Day, Thursday, September 3rd.
- DONATE your status and share your local hunger statistics on Facebook and Twitter.
- LIKE & FOLLOW the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Feeding America on social media.
- PLEDGE your support for the more than 1 in 5 kids in the United States who face hunger by signing Feeding America’s Feeding a Strong Future pledge.
INVITE your Member of Congress to visit a child feeding program here at the Foodbank. Congressional visits shine a spotlight on the role food banks play in solving child hunger.
Take Action In Your Community:
Hunger Action Month Tool Kit:
Thanks to our Hunger Action Month Partners...
Start an Online Food and Fund Drive
Start your team today and become a Hunger Action Month Hero! Spread awareness about hunger in our community and assist the Foodbank in providing food to those who struggle with hunger.
Encourage family, friends and co-workers to start a team or contribute to your team's Online Food and Fund Drive. Once you have created your page, don't forget to share the message on social media and use #HungerActionMonth to promote it.
Or, you can contribute to the Foodbank's Hunger Action Page listed under the team roster and help feed children, seniors and families in our region...TODAY.
Together We Can Solve Hunger™
July 15 - October 2, 2015
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 July 15 - October 2, 2015.
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: Taylor Miller, 757-314-4575 email@example.com
Eastern Shore Branch
24530 Coastal Boulevard
Tasley, VA 23441
Contact: Charmin Horton, 757-787-2557 firstname.lastname@example.org
Warehouse Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Great American Milk Drive
April 2, 2015 - April 1, 2016
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.
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