VBFD suspends collection of food donations for 'Extinguish Hunger' program

Posted at 4:39 PM, Apr 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-11 16:41:43-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Virginia Beach Fire Department announces the suspension of collection of food donations at Virginia Beach fire stations.

VBFD says the suspension of the "Extinguish Hunger" program is in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

The "Extinguish Hunger" program has partnered with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore over the years to provide food to the area. Last year VBFD was able to donate more than 8,000 pounds of food to those in need.

To stop the spread of the virus, the Foodbank is asking for people to make monetary donations instead.

Due to coronavirus, the supply chain faces challenges making the price per meal increase by $3.10.

The Foodbank is accepting food, hygiene and baby item donations at multiple distribution sites throughout their service area.

The Foodbank has now opened food distribution sites at YMCA locations using a drive-thru, grab and go model.

Doantions sites include:

  • Hilltop Family YMCA
  • Great Bridge/ Hickory Family YMCA
  • Mt. Trashmore Family YMCA
  • Taylor Bend Family YMCA