NEWS & EVENTS

Kroger Providing Food and Fuel for FeedMore’s Meals on Wheels

November 17, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. – This Thanksgiving, Kroger Mid-Atlantic has teamed up with FeedMore to cover the cost of a special Thanksgiving meal for nearly 900 seniors and homebound neighbors in FeedMore’s Meals on Wheels program. Kroger is also making the week of Thanksgiving extra special for FeedMore’s Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers by handing out fuel gift cards.

 

“We’re very thankful to have a partner like Kroger who is always looking for creative and meaningful ways to join us in the fight against hunger in Central Virginia,” said Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer at FeedMore. “Our volunteers give so much to us each and every day and it’s a great feeling to be able to provide them with a little something extra this holiday season to recognize their continued commitment and dedication to our mission and most importantly, our recipients.”

 

On Wednesday, November 23, Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers will deliver the Thanksgiving meals to recipients on 92 routes throughout Richmond and the Tri-cities. Kroger donated the full cost of the special holiday meal, saving FeedMore nearly $3,000. The Thanksgiving meal includes roast turkey and gravy, cornbread stuffing, honey glazed carrots, green beans amandine, pumpkin pie, a whole wheat roll and cranberry sauce. For recipeints with specific dietary restrictions, the menu is adjusted to accommodate their nutritional requirements.

 

Additionally, to offset the cost of fuel and show thanks for their generosity, every Meals on Wheels volunteer driver during the week of Thanksgiving will receive a Kroger gift card. The average Meals on Wheels driver follows a 13-mile route that takes roughly 55 minutes to complete. Kroger will provide each driver with a $10 Kroger gift card to be redeemed at Kroger Fuel Centers.

 

“We are thrilled to be able to partner with FeedMore in this capacity for the second year in a row,” said Allison McGee, spokesperson for Kroger Mid-Atlantic. “We consider it a great opportunity to be able to recognize the Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers while offsetting costs for FeedMore of the Thanksgiving meal.”

 

Since 2014, Kroger Mid-Atlantic has donated 746,068 meals to FeedMore through a variety of initiatives, including coin box donations, icon sales, corporate donations, partnerships, perishable donations and other community events.

Food Lion Feeds Donates More Than 6,500 Meals to Kick Off Annual Scouting for Food Drive

November 2, 2016

What: Food Lion Feeds is helping jump start the annual Scouting for Food drive by donating 7,812 pounds of food to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank. The donation, which will help FeedMore provide more than 6,500 meals through its network of partner agencies and programs, is intended to inspire local residents to donate to the Heart of Virginia Council, Boys Scouts of America’s annual food drive on Saturday, November 5.

 

 

This year nearly 250,000 households received a bag and residents are kindly requested to place the donation-filled bags on their doorstep by 9:30 a.m. this Saturday for the Scouts to pick up. Individuals who do not receive a bag, but wish to participate in the Scouting for Food drive, are encouraged to drop off their donated items at any TowneBank Richmond branch, FeedMore or Heart of Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts headquarters at 4015 Fitzhugh Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23230.

 

Who: Benny Smith, Manager of Media & Community Relations, Food Lion
Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer, FeedMore
Pat Collins, President, TowneBank Richmond
Todd Martin, Deputy Scout Executive, Heart of Virginia Council, Boy Scouts of America

 

When: Thursday, November 3, 2016  10 a.m.

 

Where: 1601 Rhoadmiller Street Richmond, Va. 23220

 

Quotes: “We are very appreciative of the continued support we receive from the Boy Scouts, TowneBank, Food Lion and our community at large during the Scouting for Food drive,” said Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer at FeedMore. “With nearly 200,000 of our neighbors not having enough to eat, these donations will help us continue to provide healthy food for wholesome meals through our network of partner agencies and programs that are dedicated to feeding children, families and seniors who struggle with hunger. And with Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away, the Scouting for Food drive helps us brighten the holiday season for our neighbors in their times of need.”

 

"Food Lion is excited to offer this opportunity to partner with FeedMore and local scouts for the Scouting for Food Drive," said Frankie Marshburn, Director of Operations for Food Lion's Richmond market. "Through our Food Lion Feeds community relations program, Food Lion is working to create a better tomorrow by uniting with customers and partners to eliminate the choices families are forced to make when they are hungry."

 

“In its 29th year, Scouting For Food helps connect Scouts with their immediate community and instills in them a sense of service,” said Brad Nesheim, Scout Executive for the Heart of Virginia Council. “While each Scout Troop conducts service projects throughout the year, this is the one Council-wide service project to get everyone working together across our 24 counties. We anticipate 8,000 Scouts, leaders and parents will be working on this project. It is also amazing to see the 19-20 tractor trailer loads of food being delivered to FeedMore on the collection weekend from this project.”


 

Join the Fight Against Hunger this Saturday with Scouting for Food

November 1, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. – This weekend, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Venture Scouts in Central Virginia will take to the streets to collect donations for the annual Scouting for Food drive, presented by TowneBank. Now in its 29th year, this Saturday, November 5, troops will collect nonperishable, shelf-stable items food items from doorsteps across the region to donate to FeedMore.

 

“We are very appreciative of the continued support we receive from the Boy Scouts, TowneBank, Food Lion and our community at large during the Scouting for Food drive,” said Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer at FeedMore. “With nearly 200,000 of our neighbors not having enough to eat, these donations will help us continue to provide healthy food for wholesome meals through our network of partner agencies and programs that are dedicated to feeding children, families and seniors who struggle with hunger. And with Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away, the Scouting for Food drive helps us brighten the holiday season for our neighbors in their times of need.”

 

This year nearly 250,000 households received a bag, which includes detailed instructions on what to donate and when the bags will be collected. Residents are kindly requested to place the donation-filled bags on their doorstep by 9:30 a.m. this Saturday for the Scouts to pick up.

 

Individuals who do not receive a bag, but wish to participate in the Scouting for Food drive, are encouraged to drop off their donated items at any TowneBank Richmond branch, FeedMore or Heart of Virginia Council of the Boy Scouts headquarters at 4015 Fitzhugh Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23230.

 

“In its 29th year, Scouting For Food helps connect Scouts with their immediate community and instills in them a sense of service,” said Brad Nesheim, Scout Executive for the Heart of Virginia Council. “While each Scout Troop conducts service projects throughout the year, this is the one Council-wide service project to get everyone working together across our 24 counties. We anticipate 8,000 Scouts, leaders and parents will be working on this project. It is also amazing to see the 19-20 tractor trailer loads of food being delivered to FeedMore on the collection weekend from this project.”

 

Last year, the Scouting for Food drive donated more than 184,375 pounds to FeedMore, which was distributed through its network of nearly 300 partner agencies and used in FeedMore’s Community Kitchen to prepare nutritious meals for children, seniors and homebound neighbors who face hunger.

 

This year, FeedMore and The Heart of Virginia Boy Scout Council hope to collect 200,000 pounds. For more information on the Scouting for Food drive, please visit FeedMore.org/Scouting.

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