It started with an ad campaign on television and in print asking folks to gather up non-perishable goods to donate to the local needy for the big food drive.
Then, the big day was Saturday, May 4th. The Face of Fox 43, Rhonda Arrington and I joined the Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast for the Helping Hands Food Drive.
People dropped off non-perishable food items to Walmart
collection sites where the donations were sorted and loaded onto trucks for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia andother area foodbanks. It was cold, windy and rainy day, but we bundled up and huddled close and got the job done. They collected thousands of pounds of food to be distributed to help feed the hungry in our community. Some of the girls earned their Girl Scout Gold Award for help organizing projects devoted to the issue of hunger. I never got to participate in a project like this when I was a Girl Scout, but I’m happy to see how this group came together to help out. WAVY and Fox 43 TV were among the sponsors of this event. Thank you to all who stopped by to say hi and support the cause. If you missed us at the food drive, you can always help local food banks by volunteering your time or donating canned/boxed goods and of course money always helps, too.