Mayflower Marathon is a 57-hour consecutive food and fund drive that occurs the weekend before Thanksgiving each year. The tradition of the low contact drive-thru model allows the Foodbank to 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 one-million meals.
With 57 hours to participate, giving has never been so easy. Simply drive through 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.
When, Where and How to Donate:
Pembroke Mall (behind 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.
Join May Fowler the Mayflower Mascot in coordinating a food drive for this year’s event. Here’s how:
Download our 2021 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.