HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - News 3 and sponsoring partners came together to help local food banks during this time of need.
From November 4 - 19, we took monetary donations to benefit the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, the Food Bank of the Albemarle and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
While the drive has ended, News 3 wants to thank everyone who gave to the foodbanks. We ended up raising $17,670 for local families in need!
How do the food banks work? They collect monetary and food donations, the warehouse organizes and distributes the food donations and food made possible by monetary donations, give to partner agencies like food pantries, shelters and mobile pantries, and then it's given to people in need of help.
For every $10 donated, the food bank is able to distribute up to $60 worth of grocery products!