September 8 – 15, 2014
Hunger in Virginia is an all-time high. Nearly 12% of Virginians — 912,790 people — do not know where their next meal will come from. Food drives help to restock the shelves of food pantries and food banks when the economy, rising prices and medical costs are chipping away at the dollars people have left to purchase food. We Need Your Help! Organizing a food drive is a fast and immediate way to help people in your community.
Last year, volunteers like you collected 10,945 pounds of food which was donated to various food pantries and food banks across Virginia! AARP Virginia asks you to join us in the 2014 Community Food Drive during the week of September 8 ? 15. With your help, last year we collect over 125,000 pounds of food across Virginia and we know together we can do it again.
How Can You Make A Direct Impact? Volunteers are pitching in to help collect food to restock the shelves of food pantries and food banks. Over the past five years, we have learned that the easiest and fastest way to collect a higher number of pounds of food is for volunteers to participate as a member of a local Grocery Store Challenge Team.
The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Dept is hosting food drives at area Giants, Food Lions, Walmarts and possibly Wegman’s to collect food for us during this challenge.