Congratulations to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore (Foodbank of SEVA), FM99 and 106.9 The Fox on another successful Mayflower Marathon Food Drive. This year thanks to local community donations, the Foodbank of SEVA was able to collect 1,101,822 meals for people in need in our area! Williams DeLoatche, P.C. was happy to be one of the contributors again this year. Our team members collected non-perishable food items and delivered them this past weekend to one of the Mayflower Marathon collections sites at the Pembroke Mall in Virginia Beach. We are always happy to help this very worthwhile event. Thank you to the Foodbank of SEVA for all you do!
More About the Mayflower Marathon The Mayflower Marathon is a 57-hour consecutive food and fund drive that takes place the weekend before Thanksgiving each year. The Foodbank has needed to cancel major fundraising campaigns and events due to COVID-19, but this event is one that can 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 700,000 meals, but as Feeding America projects a 50% increase in food insecurity for our service area and a 75% increase in food insecurity among children due to the impacts of COVID-19 the need is greater than ever.