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NEWS & EVENTS

Wegmans Food Markets Makes Summertime Delivery to FeedMore with 35,498 Pounds of Food

July 19, 2016

RICHMOND, VA – At 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 21, two tractor trailers from Wegmans Food Markets will deliver 40 pallets of food to FeedMore. The donation of 35,498 pounds of nonperishable food will include pantry staples like cereal, soup, peanut butter, pasta, canned tuna, canned vegetables, baking ingredients, and meal starters and side dishes.


“While donations during the summer months are typically lower, for the food-insecure folks we help, hunger is a year-round issue,” said Doug Pick, FeedMore chief executive officer. “We are thankful for our growing partnership with Wegmans and grateful for their dedication to our mission of providing our region’s vulnerable populations with one of the most basic necessities. We believe that Wegmans will be a tremendous asset to our community for years to come.”

 

When the Wegmans tractor trailers arrive at FeedMore, Short Pump Store Manager Todd Strassner will be on hand along with a team of employees from both the Midlothian and Short Pump locations to help unload the trucks and stock the shelves.
“We’re proud to partner with FeedMore in serving the needs of our new neighbors in Greater Richmond because food banks build healthier communities,” said Strassner. “We recognize that food banks see increased need during the summer months when many children who have access to free or reduced-cost meals at school are home.”


Helping feed the hungry is a community giving priority for the Rochester, N.Y. based supermarket chain. When Wegmans Midlothian opened in May, the store began daily donations of perishable food to FeedMore, including produce, bread and dairy items. Wegmans Short Pump will also begin perishable food donations when it opens on Aug. 7.

 

“One of our values is to make a difference in every community we serve, and it’s a privilege to begin contributing even before the new store opens,” said Strassner.

 

Where: 1415 Rhoadmiller Street in Richmond. Media is welcome to attend.

 

Last year, Wegmans donated 14.5 million pounds of food to area food banks across all of its market areas.

FeedMore Announces Election of New Board Members for 2016-2017

July 6, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. – FeedMore announced it has elected three new members to its Board of Directors. On July 1, Dwight Jones, Darcy Oman and Danny Robinson began their terms on FeedMore’s Board of Directors. FeedMore also re-elected its current officers for the 2016-17 fiscal year.

 

“We are incredibly excited, and very fortunate, to welcome Mr. Jones, Ms. Oman and Mr. Robinson to the FeedMore family,” said Doug Pick, Chief Executive Officer at FeedMore. “Their diverse backgrounds, wealth of experiences and passionate dedication to our community will help us continue on our strategic journey and positively impact our neighbors in need.”

 

FeedMore’s newest board member, Dwight Jones is a seasoned finance executive with close to three decades of experience. A graduate of Howard University and currently with LeClairRyan as the Chief Financial Officer, Jones has a proven track record of significantly improving operational and financial performance and exceeding expectations at a variety of corporate organizations including Mars Incorporated, Black Entertainment Television and MeadWestvaco.

 

Darcy S. Oman has been a fixture in the Richmond community for nearly 30 years. Hired as the first full-time professional staff member for The Community Foundation Serving Richmond & Central Virginia in 1985, Oman served as the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for 30 years and upon her retirement, received the prestigious, and permanent, designation of President Emerita. With a background in higher education and human services, Oman is an active volunteer with various non-profit organizations throughout the Richmond community and has spent significant time lending a helping hand in FeedMore’s Community Kitchen.

 

In his current role as the Senior Vice President/Group Creative Director with The Martin Agency, Danny Robinson is also the co-founder of Vigilante, an innovative Manhattan-based advertising agency that was behind award-winning campaigns for Sprint, Major League Baseball, Pontiac and Snapple. A Hampton University alumnus with a Master of Business Administration from Atlanta University, Robinson is an advertising force to be reckoned with and played an integral role in helping The Martin Agency land the biggest new business win in the company’s history – Walmart.

 

FeedMore also re-elected Charles F. “Chip” Phillips III, Richmond Office Managing Partner at Ernst and Young LLP, Chairperson; Mike C. Morrell, President of Performance Food Service – Virginia, Vice Chairperson; Daniel Scarvey, Partner at KPMG LLP, Treasurer; and Carlos M. Brown, Director of Power Generation Station-Contracted Asset Management at Dominion Virginia Power, Secretary. For a full list of FeedMore’s current Board of Directors, please visit FeedMore.org.
 

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