Mayflower Marathon is a 57-hour consecutive food and fund drive that takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving each year. The Foodbank has needed to cancel major fundraising campaigns and events due to COVID-19, but this event is one that can continue to operate in the same safe, efficient model to collect and distribute food quickly to families in need this Thanksgiving.
Last year, this event collected enough food and monetary donations to provide more than 700,000 meals but as Feeding America projects a 50% increase in food insecurity for our service area, and a 75% increase in food insecurity among children due to the impacts of COVID-19 the need is greater than ever.
With 57 hours to participate, giving has never been so easy. Simply drive though and donate; volunteers will be on hand to collect your donations. Foodbank friends who would like to make an impact but cannot make it to either site will be able to donate online, share their impact, and encourage others to do the same.
Where to Donate:
Pembroke Mall (near Target)
4554 Virginia Beach Blvd.
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Continuous service from Friday 5:30 a.m. to Sunday 3 p.m.
1017 University Blvd.
Suffolk, VA 23435
Friday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Saturday 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Sunday 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.
If you would like to make an impact but cannot make it to either site, consider donating online, share your impact and encourage others to do the same.
Join May Fowler the Mayflower Mascot in coordinating a food drive for this year’s event. Here’s how:
Download our 2020 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.
Hunger Awareness Car Decorating Competition
Get your friends and family involved in this creative project to help the Foodbank spread the word about our neighbors struggling with food insecurity. Our friends at RNR Tire Express are offering the winner a set of tires plus a $500 gift certificate!