NEWS & EVENTS

Christmas Mother Awards FeedMore $27,000 Grant for Hungry Neighbors in Need with a Holiday Meal

November 18, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. – On Wednesday, November 18, the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund announced that it has awarded a $27,000 grant to FeedMore to provide meals to 2,000 Richmond families during the Christmas season. The meals will be distributed throughout greater Richmond in December through FeedMore’s Mobile Pantry program, which takes food directly to neighborhoods with limited access to healthy and affordable food. 

 

“To say we are honored to receive this grant is an understatement. We are thrilled to be one of the recipients of this amazing and wonderful gift,” said Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer at FeedMore. “This support allows us to further extend our impact during our Mobile Pantry distributions, while helping to make this Christmas season extra special and memorable for the families we serve.” 

 

The donation makes FeedMore the second largest beneficiary of the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund. The Salvation Army Central Virginia received $150,000 from the fund in June. In addition, 60 local non-profit groups will receive $116,700 this holiday season as part of a yearly grant program administered by the Richmond Christmas Mother Committee and The Community Foundation of Richmond. 

 

“Celebrating the 81st year of the Richmond Christmas Mother program, we are so very happy to continue the tradition of brightening the holidays for our neighbors in need,” said Thomas A. Silvestri, chairman of the Richmond Christmas Mother committee and the publisher of the Richmond Times-Dispatch. “This unprecedented partnership with FeedMore and the addition of a meals component to the Richmond Christmas Mother allows us to reach more people in even more meaningful ways.” 

 

FeedMore’s Mobile Pantry program distributes approximately 92,000 pounds of food monthly to communities or areas where there is a need for more food. With 20 distribution locations in unserved or underserved areas throughout Central Virginia, the Mobile Pantry is committed to providing families with a variety of perishable and non-perishable food items for well-balanced meals. 

 

“Every family in Richmond deserves to have a delicious meal their family can gather around during the holiday season,” said Katherine Wintsch, the 2015 Richmond Christmas Mother. “To be able to give 2,000 families in RVA this gift is meaningful beyond words.” 

 

FeedMore is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels and the Community Kitchen. Spanning nearly one-third of the state, across 34 counties and cities, FeedMore serves more than 200,000 individuals in the region’s most vulnerable populations – children, families and seniors.

 

 Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger, FeedMore’s multi-tiered approach and comprehensive programs are dedicated to nourishing the community while empowering lives. For additional information, please visit FeedMore.org, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. 

 

 The Richmond Christmas Mother Fund seeks to support those in need in Central Virginia during the holiday season by helping to provide food and holiday meals, toys, gifts, clothing, and transportation to holiday events. 

 

The community effort is coordinated by the Richmond Times-Dispatch's five-person Richmond Christmas Mother Committee, a non-profit organization. The Richmond Christmas Mother Fund started in 1935, evolving out of the Richmond News Leader’s Empty Stocking Fund and the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Good Fellow Club. To date, the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund has raised more than $7.5 million. For additional information on the Richmond Christmas Mother Fund, please visit us here or on Facebook. 

Richmond Christmas Mother to Make a Special Announcement for the 2015 Holiday Season

November 17, 2015

What: The Richmond Christmas Mother makes an unprecedented announcement for the 81st year of the program.

 

Who: Representatives from FeedMore and the 2015 Richmond Christmas Mother board, along with Richmond Christmas Mother, Katherine Wintsch and will be available for interviews and photo opportunities.

 

When: Wednesday, November 18, 2015 3:00 p.m.; arrival and setup at 2:45 p.m.

 

Where: The Richmond Times-Dispatch, Lobby 300 East Franklin Street Richmond, VA 23219

 

About FeedMore

FeedMore is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs targeting the region’s most vulnerable populations – children, families and seniors. With programs including the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, and the Community Kitchen, FeedMore’s efforts span nearly one-third of the state, across 34 counties and cities, serving more than 200,000 individuals. Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger, FeedMore’s multi-tiered approach and comprehensive programs are dedicated to nourishing the community while empowering lives.

 

For additional information, please visit FeedMore.org, find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. About Richmond Christmas Mother Fund The Richmond Christmas Mother Fund seeks to support those in need in Central Virginia during the holiday season by helping to provide food and holiday meals, toys, gifts, clothing, and transportation to holiday events.

Martin’s Food Markets “Feeding Our Neighbors Everyday” Campaign To Donate Turkeys To FeedMore

November 12, 2015

WHO: MARTIN’S Food Markets FeedMore

 

WHAT: To ensure more families in Central Virginia are able to enjoy a traditional Thanksgiving meal, MARTIN’S Food Markets “Feeding Our Neighbors Everyday” campaign will donate 1,000 turkeys to FeedMore. In addition MARTIN’S will provide a monetary donation to help feed the hungry after the holidays.

 

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 13 at 10:30 a.m.

 

WHERE: MARTIN’S Food Markets 200 Charter Colony Parkway Midlothian, VA

 

As part of MARTIN’S “Feeding Our Neighbors Everyday” campaign, it will be donating turkeys and cash to seven regional food banks and local hunger organizations throughout Pennsylvania, Virginia and Maryland for Thanksgiving.

Perdue Donates More Than 5,000 Chicken Roasters for Mobile Pantry Program

November 2, 2015

RICHMOND, Va. – On Thursday, October 29, FeedMore received 5,130 chicken roasters from Perdue. The chickens, which weighed in at more than 43,600 pounds, will be distributed in December through FeedMore’s Mobile Pantry program, which delivers food each month to people in the communities where they live, improving their access to healthy, nutritious food.

 

“Our longstanding partnership with Perdue is a great example of collaboration in our community for the greater good,” said Norm Gold, Chief Operations Officer at FeedMore. “Their commitment to fight hunger in Central Virginia continues to make a significant impact on the folks who need it most and their generosity with this recent donation is going to do a world of good for neighbors in food deserts who don’t have access to healthy, fresh food.”

 

FeedMore’s Mobile Pantry program distributes approximately 92,000 pounds of food monthly to communities or areas where there is a need for more food. With 25 distribution locations in unserved or underserved areas throughout Central Virginia, the Mobile Pantry is committed to providing families with a variety of perishable and non-perishable food items for well-balanced meals.

 

“At Perdue, we believe that no one should go hungry. That’s why we’ve made fighting hunger a top priority year-round in partnership with Feeding America and across the footprint of our company,” said Sam Rascona, Facility Manager at the company’s Mid-Atlantic Replenishment Center in Prince George County, Va. “We hope this donation will be especially helpful for those in need.”

 

Perdue has a commitment to provide Feeding America® — the nation’s leading hunger-relief organization — with a minimum two million pounds of protein annually, which is equivalent to eight million meals a year. Over the past 16 years, Perdue Farms has donated more than 46 million pounds of poultry products nationwide to Feeding America, with an average donation of 1 million to 1.5 million pounds of fresh chicken to FeedMore. FeedMore is one of 200 member Feeding America® food banks, which serves every county in the United States and provides over 3 billion meals each year to Americans in need.

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