November 17-19, 2023
In 1997, 106.9 The Fox initiated the Mayflower Marathon to support local food banks and address the pressing needs of our neighbors during the holiday season. The event’s impact grew even stronger in 2008 when The Fox’s sister station, FM99, joined forces to make the Marathon even more substantial. The stations boast an incredibly generous and community-minded listening audience, and by promoting the event on both platforms, they knew they could significantly increase the number of donations and illuminate the holidays with hope.
Fast forward to today, we are preparing for the 27th Annual Mayflower Marathon and are thrilled to invite you to be a part of this round-the-clock food and fund drive. With 57 hours to participate, giving has never been easier. Simply drive through one of our two locations where volunteers will be on hand to accept your donations. For those unable to visit the sites in person, we also offer an online donation option, allowing you to make a powerful impact from wherever you are and encourage others to do the same.
Last year’s event was nothing short of remarkable, as we collectively gathered enough food and monetary donations to provide more than 730,000 meals. Every year, this extraordinary effort ensures that more neighbors can share holiday meals with their loved ones, creating memories that resonate with the true spirit of the season.
When, Where, and How to Donate:
Lynnhaven Mall (Near the AMC theater)
701 Lynnhaven Pkwy.
Virginia Beach, VA 23452
Continuous service from Friday 5:30am to Sunday 3:00pm
Kroger Marketplace (Near the fuel center)
1017 University Blvd.
Suffolk, VA 23435
Friday and Saturday 7:00am-7:00pm | Sunday 7:00am-3:00pm
Download our 2023 Event Toolkit to learn more about how to get involved.
Please refer to our Shopping List and keep in mind that the Foodbank aims to provide nutritional, culturally specific and desirable items to our neighbors facing hunger.
Contact Priscilla Weddle, MPA, Community Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (757) 644-4432.