May 17-June 11, 2021
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore is excited to present the fourth annual Hunger Heroes food and fundraising competition! You are invited to challenge yourself and your neighbors – local businesses, sports teams, social clubs, youth groups, and even families – to become Hunger Heroes in our community.
Participation is easy! Register online to get started. Once your team is signed up, the individual(s) that you designate to lead your efforts will be contacted by a representative from the Foodbank.
Earn 100 bonus points for registering by April 30, 2021.
Why should we help?
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a public health and economic crisis, the effects of which are widespread. The repercussions include added hardship for populations already facing challenges making ends meet, as well as a significant increase in the number of people experiencing food insecurity. In 2021, Feeding America projects a 17% rise in food insecurity for individuals in our service area and an 18% increase for children, compared to 2019.
Since the crisis began, food banks have faced a “perfect storm” that includes surges in demand, declines in food donations due to supply chain challenges, fewer available volunteers, and other disruptions to the charitable food assistance system’s operating model. The best time to become a Hunger Hero is now. Will you join us?
Introducing the 2021 Hunger Heroes Justice League
The Justice League is an illustrious group of participants who are dedicated to making a significant, lasting difference in the lives of our neighbors facing food insecurity.
Please contact Mallory Reckling, Community Engagement Coordinator at 757-314-4575 or firstname.lastname@example.org.