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‘Mayflower Marathon’ helps provide over 600,000 meals to needy Hampton Roads residents

Posted at 1:11 PM, Nov 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-23 13:11:44-05

Virginia - Hundreds of motorcycle riders braved the wind, rain and cold to support the Foodbank.

The Hell's Angels Beach Side Charter rallied several local clubs participated in the Mayflower Marathon to make sure people in our community have food on their plate this Thanksgiving.

This was part of an annual round-the-clock food drive that took place this weekend in Virginia Beach, Suffolk and Hampton.

"We do this every year to put food on the tables of those in need - it`s a huge community of bikers who ride and come together and use our resources add them all together and we come up with this great amount of food. that`s why we do it, just to give back." said a member of Hell's Angels.

Two trucks packed with food and a donation of more than $6,000 were donated.

Organizers hope to see more people donate year round.

"We want to make sure everybody has a meal on Thanksgiving. No one should go hungry, and don't forget about us come January--hunger is 365 days a year." "said Chief Philanthropy officer Marianne Smith Vargas.

The food drive collected enough to provide more than 600,000 meals to people in Hampton Roads this year.