NEWS & EVENTS

Vulcan Materials Company Takes Aim at Hunger

May 12, 2017

RICHMOND, VA​- Vulcan Materials Company’s annual “​Take Aim at Hunger Sporting Clays Tournament” ​ which took place on Tuesday, May 9 at Old Forge Sporting Clays in Providence Forge, VA.  raised over $40,000 for FeedMore, Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization.


This is the fourth year Vulcan’s Mideast Division has been hosting this tournament to benefit FeedMore and was by far the largest yet.  Over 100 participants “Took Aim” in the shooting competition.  There were also more than 25 company sponsors that helped produce the events held Tuesday in Virginia and the sister event event in North Carolina.


This year’s proceeds will help FeedMore to provide more than 107,000 healthy meals to neighbors who struggle with hunger across their 34 city and county service area.  Since 2011, Vulcan’s support will have helped FeedMore provide more than 300,000 nutritious meals through their partner agencies and programs.


"We are grateful to have partners like Vulcan Materials Company standing beside us in the fight against hunger,” said Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer at FeedMore.  “Vulcan is guided by principles that include high respect for people - their dignity, values, and interests.  As a backbone nonprofit for Central Virginia, we also respect the nearly 200,000 children, families, and seniors who struggle with hunger and strive each day to enable them to retain their dignity, values, and interests.  This is only possible with the support from Vulcan and over 20,000 FeedMore volunteer and philanthropic supporters."


Commenting on this year’s events, Martin Thorpe, president of Mideast Division, noted “We are extremely pleased by the support from our employees, customers and friends for such a worthy cause.  Addressing hunger in our communities is one of the most important issues we can support that can improve the quality of life of individuals and families.  We are proud to be a key partner with Second Harvest Food Bank of NWNC and FeedMore of Virginia to meet these pressing needs in our communities.  We are also appreciative to our sponsors of this year’s events who partnered with Vulcan to feed the hungry including our Elite Partners: Carolina CAT; Carter Machinery, Concrete Plants, Inc.; Linder; Mellott; Mitchell Wealth Management; and Rock and Coal Construction.”


About Vulcan Materials Company Mideast Division:
Vulcan’s Mideast Division is a leading producer of aggregates in North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The division operates over 65 crushing and sales facilities and employs approximately 1200 people. Vulcan Materials Company, a member of the S&P 500 index, is the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates, a major producer of asphalt mix and concrete. For more information about Vulcan visit ​www.vulcanmaterials.com​.

Food Lion Donates Meals to Jump-start Stamp Out Hunger

May 10, 2017

Donation to Be Presented to FeedMore on May 11, at 1 p.m.

 

What:             Food Lion Feeds will partner with FeedMore and the National Association of Letter Carriers to help jump-start the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive by donating 7,800 meals in celebration of the start of the campaign.  The donation is intended to help FeedMore and the National Association of Letter Carriers inspire regional residents to donate to the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on Saturday, May 13. To participate, residents have to simply fill bags with nonperishable food donations and leave the food out by their mailbox by 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 13 for the carriers to collect.

 

Who:               Food Lion execution and implementation specialist for Richmond Chris Ortiz & local associates, FeedMore representatives,  Local National Association of Letter Carriers representatives

 

When:            Thursday, May 11, 2016 1 p.m.

 

Where:           1415 Rhoadmiller Street, Richmond, Va., 23220

 

Quotes:         "Food Lion Feeds is proud to support the Stamp Out Hunger campaign in Richmond by stepping up to donate the first 7,800 meals," said Chris Ortiz, Food Lion's execution and implementation specialist for the Richmond area. "We hope our customers in the Richmond community will join us to support the campaign by leaving bags of non-perishable items out by their mailboxes for our local postal workers on Saturday. At Food Lion, we believe no one should have to choose between dinner and rent or gasoline and buying groceries. Campaigns like Stamp Out Hunger go a long way toward working to eliminate these choices for those struggling with hunger here in our community."

 

“The great thing about the National Association of Letter Carriers Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is that getting involved and making a difference is easy.  Our community can join the fight against hunger just by placing donated food by their mailbox Saturday morning for their letter carrier to collect when the mail is delivered,” said Tim McDermott, Chief Development Officer at FeedMore.  “Additionally, as we enter the summer months, when hungry families need additional food for children home on school vacations, this drive helps keep our Distribution Center stocked with nutritious food items to help our Central Virginia neighbors in need.”

 

"The Letter Carriers Food drive is the largest one day Food drive in America.  Letter carriers deliver to every house 6 days a week, so we are the eyes and ears of every community and often times we see the need first hand," said Thelma J. Hunt, President NALC496.  "On May 13, we will

working together to feed more