Foodbank to Host More than 60 Volunteers During MLK Day of Service

Categories : Press Room

Norfolk, VA – January 12, 2023 – The Martin Luther King, Jr., National Day of Service is a defining moment each year when Americans across the country step up to make communities more equitable and take action to create the Beloved Community of Dr. King’s dream. While Dr. King believed the Beloved Community was possible, he acknowledged and fought for systemic change. His example is our call to action, and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore is proud to be involved every year in such an impactful day.

On Monday, January 16, 2023 between 8:00 am and 12:00 pm, the Foodbank will host volunteers from the following groups:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Iota Omega Chapter
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Norfolk Alumnae Chapter
  • Norfolk State University – Epsilon Theta Chapter
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Beta Theta Zeta Chapter

More than 60 volunteers will be packing food for the Foodbank’s school Backpack Program, filling boxes for The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), bagging produce, and sorting donated products.

For more information, please contact Senior Director of Communications David Brandt at 757-644-5860 or dbrandt@foodbankonline.org.

About the Foodbank

For more than 40 years, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has provided over 350 million meals to those in our community who face hunger. Through our programs, facilities, and large network of community partners, we “eliminate hunger” on a daily basis for many. However, we understand that our current work addresses hunger for individuals in the short term. It does not address the root causes which force individuals to return to a food pantry again and again. This understanding has led to the creation of a strategic plan aimed to move Hampton Roads closer to achieving the mission of eliminating hunger for those we serve—not only for the day, or for the week, but for a lifetime. For up-to-date information on the Foodbank, visit www.foodbankonline.org, Facebook, or Twitter.

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