June 1 – August 28
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 28.
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.
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
The 2nd Annual Governor's Bowl Food and Fund Drive kicks off on Memorial Day and runs through Independence Day!
To sign up or for more information on the Governor's Bowl, click here.
Downtown 100 Food Drive
The Downtown 100 is partnering with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore to see which Downtown building can collect the most food.
June 10 - 21, 2013
Please donate today! Donations may be dropped off at these Downtown Norfolk locations:
Main Street Tower
300 East Main Street
150 West Main Building
150 West Main Street
World Trade Center
101 West Main Street
999 Waterisde Drive
555 East Main Street
Town Point Center
150 Boush Street
500 East Main Street
150 Granby Street
Bank of America
One Commercial Place
613 Woodis Avenue
440 Monticello Avenue
201 Granby Street
The Cheesecake Factory
Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake
Until July 31, 2013, the Cheesecake Factory will donate $0.25 per slice of their Oreo Dream Extreme Cheesecake to Feeding America. The program will go to help generate a minimum donation of $300,000 which will be split 50/50 between the National Office and its member food banks.
For more information on events between Feeding America and The Cheesecake Factory please visit: http://www.TheCheesecakeFactory.com/events/FeedingAmerica/FeedingAmerica.
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: http://charitymiles.org
• Facebook: http://facebook.com/charitymiles
• Blog: http://charitymiles.tumblr.com
• Twitter: http://twitter.com/charitymiles
Coupons For Change
July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013
is the philanthropic arm of Coupons.com. The CouponsforChange.org website empowers consumers to make a difference in the lives of others simply by using coupons for everyday grocery and household items. Through the free and easy to use website, CouponsforChange.org allows consumers access to their favorite coupons with a portion of the money from each coupon used going to Feeding America, the exclusive recipient of the funds raised on Coupons for Change. By simply using three coupons, users of the site are able to help provide a *meal to a child, without taking a dollar out of their own pockets.
*Based on $1=8 meals
How it Works:
Consumers go to couponsforchange.org and download coupons for savings on familiar products.
For every 3 coupons used, Coupons For Change will donate 1 meal to Feeding America.
Simply install the computer printer software and begin printing cost saving coupons and help provide meals to those in need.
First year for campaign - 2012
Minimum commitment $150K
Program is not capped so there is significant upside
Funds raised through this campaign will support the Feeding America national office.
View Feeding America partnership information on the CouponsforChange.org website.
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.