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 June 1 – August 27, 2014

  

THE DRIVE

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 NEED

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


Grains
cereal, oatmeal, rice, whole grain crackers


Complete Meals
pasta and sauce, boxed meals, chunky soups, stews


Baby Products
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 abigailweber@foodbankonline.org

Eastern Shore Branch
24530 Coastal Boulevard
Tasley, VA 23441
Contact: Charmin Horton, 757-787-2557 chorton@foodbankonline.org

Warehouse Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 3:00 pm 
  


Christmas in July

July 1 - 25, 2014

WTKR NewsChannel 3 has teamed up with Southern Bank again this year! You can win cool prizes and help the Foodbank at the same time.

Weekdays from July 1 through July 25, watch the 6pm newscast for the day’s keyword.

Text the keyword to 46649 for a chance to win Christmas in July gifts. For every keyword text, the Southern Bank Foundation will make a donation to local food banks of Hampton Roads.


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.

 


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.


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


The Cheesecake Factory

 

Toasted Marshmallow S'mores Galore™ Cheescake

September 1, 2013 - July 29, 2014

The Cheesecake Factory will donate 20 cents per slice of their Toasted Marshmallow S'mores Galore™ Cheesecake to Feeding America. They will make a minimum contribution of $250,000 through this campaign. The Foodbank is a member of Feeding America and benefits from sales locally.

For more information on events between Feeding America and The Cheesecake Factory please visit: www.TheCheesecakeFactory.com/events/FeedingAmerica/FeedingAmerica.


Charity Miles

On-going

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

 

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.  

 



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