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Gov. McDonnell takes action to fight hunger

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Posted at 2:25 PM, Sep 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-09-18 14:25:27-04

Gov. McDonnell

Governor McDonnell is taking action to fight hunger.

Officials say Governor Bob McDonnell volunteered on Tuesday at FeedMore, Inc. in Richmond, to recognize September as Hunger Action Month.

The Federation of Virginia Food Banks invited local officials to volunteer this month along with community volunteers at their local food banks to raise hunger awareness in their local communities. 

The governor has also partnered with the governors of Maryland and West Virginia and the Mayor of Washington D.C. to declare September 29 a “Day to Serve,” encouraging Virginians to join him in taking advantage of some of the hundreds of volunteer opportunities throughout the region on the 29th and in the surrounding days. 

Governor McDonnell says, “The Federation of Virginia Food Banks is a vitally important organization that helps people in need put food on their tables.  Food banks need our support more than ever.  I want to encourage all Virginians to support their local food bank, whether it’s by volunteering at a local facility, donating food items, or providing monetary support.  I have joined Governor O’Malley, Governor Tomblin and D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray in making September 29 and the days surrounding it a ‘Day to Serve,’ and encourage all Virginians to go to www.daytoserve.org to find or post opportunities to help others. Together, we can help continue the important services of the Food Banks that positively impact the lives of those in great need across the Commonwealth.”