TPMG Partners With Local Virginia Foodbanks for Holiday Food Drive
Newport News, VA, November, 25, 2020 – TPMG has partnered with the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank and Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore for our first ever holiday food drive from December 1-15. It’s the season of giving, and we’re looking to provide nutritious meals and non-perishable items to seniors, children, and families in need. We are accepting canned food, non-perishable items, and/or monetary donations. No donation is too big or too small!
We will have two donation drive-thru events on December 4 from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on December 15 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at our Omni headquarters in Newport News – 860 Omni Blvd, Newport News, VA 23606. For a full list of donation drop-off sites, please visit:
Every $1 donated helps provide 4 meals for people in need. These monetary donations will be used to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables that cannot be donated. The foodbanks work with local farmers and distributors to get reduced pricing on bulk items. To make a monetary donation to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank or Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, visit:
Virginia Peninsula Foodbank:
Serves Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and other neighboring counties.
Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore:
Serves Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Smithfield, and other southeastern counties.
The most needed items include:
- Canned tuna, chicken, and ham
- Pasta meals and sauces
- Canned fruit or fruit cups
- Hearty meaty soups
- Cereal, breakfast bars, and oatmeal
- Rice boxes and whole wheat pasta
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Mac and cheese
- Condiments – Syrup, ketchup, mustard, and mayo
Having access to nutritious meals is beneficial to overall wellness. Proper nutrition contributes to a stronger immune system, increased energy levels, and reduced risk of chronic illnesses, such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The body needs the proper amount of nutrients to stay strong and fight against illnesses, such as the common cold. Nutrients can be gained from eating an adequate amount of fruits and vegetables. Unfortunately, not everyone has access to healthy foods.
Many children rely on free or reduced-price meals at school. In the wake of the pandemic, these children are being homeschooled, leaving parents struggling to put healthy food on the table. The Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has seen an 88% increase in food requests with half of them being families in need of assistance for the first time. During this time, many people have lost their jobs while others have taken significant pay cuts due to shortages of hours. This has led to increased electric bills, water bills, gas bills, and food bills. All of these bills add up on top of the cost of living. To help ensure that no one goes hungry during this holiday season, join us as we fill the plates of our neighbors right here in the Hampton Roads area.
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