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26th Annual Mayflower Marathon Food Drive

November 18 @ 5:30 am - November 20 @ 3:00 pm

106.9 The Fox and FM99 proudly present the 26th Mayflower Marathon Holiday Food Drive to bring joy, happiness and nourishment to families across the greater Peninsula who are experiencing food insecurity. The Mayflower Marathon Holiday Food Drive, benefiting Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, will take place November 18th through November 20th.

The Mayflower Marathon is our largest holiday food drive and has helped put millions of meals on the table for families experiencing food insecurity over the last 25 years. Hunger can impact a home without any notice, as we have seen with COVID-19. For those that were already facing hunger, their food insecurity has been magnified. New faces of food insecurity were reaching out for help.

Now, our most vulnerable individuals are impacted with additional hardships and difficult choices due to the increase in food and fuel costs.  Food often takes the back burner when having to decide on paying rent, utilities and for medication.  Your neighbors need you now more than ever. No one should be having to make difficult choices when it comes to your health and well-being. While it’s difficult to see what is happening to our neighbors, your support is helping them get through their difficult times.

It isn’t easy to ask for help, but it is easy to give! This 57 ½ hour food drive makes giving easy – simply drive through and donate without getting out of your vehicles. Volunteers will be on site to collect your donation.

Your support will make a significant impact to help children, families, seniors and veterans who are missing meals and lacking the daily nourishment they need to live a healthier life.

Most needed items: Frozen Turkeys, Canned Meats (Tuna, Chicken, Spam), Hearty Meaty Soups, Instant Potatoes, Family-Size Box Rice, Jasmine Rice, Spaghetti/Pasta Meals, Jelly, Canned Fruits (low sugar) and Vegetables (low salt), Gravy, Cereals, 100% Juice, canned beans (pinto, black, kidney, garbanzo), baby food and formula.

Monetary donations go a long way. For every dollar donated, the Foodbank can provide the equivalent of three meals.

 

Drive Through Locations:

Kroger
5007-2 Victory Blvd, Tabb/Yorktown
Friday and Saturday 7am to 7pm,
Sunday 7am to 3pm

Kroger
1050 W. Mercury Blvd, Hampton
Around the clock from Friday 5:30am to Sunday at 3pm

We have the ideas and supplies you need to collect non-perishable food donations and/or start a fundraising campaign. Please contact Christina at cbosco@hrfoodbank.org.,Community Engagement Coordinator, who will help you get started on helping nourish our community one meal at a time.

Details

Start:
November 18 @ 5:30 am
End:
November 20 @ 3:00 pm
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Website:
https://hrfoodbank.org/event/mayflower-marathon/