Virginia Beach residents donated food for disadvantaged students in the Beach Bags Food Drive

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Virginia Beach residents helped provide meals and healthy snacks to disadvantaged students by participating in the Beach Bags Food Drive Thursday.

The bags are given to students who may not have enough to eat over weekends and school vacations.

What goes into a Beach Bag?

  • Two individual sized cereal boxes or oatmeal packets
  • Two 8 oz. shelf-stable main course items (Ravioli, spaghetti, beef stew, chicken & dumplings, etc.)
  • Two 4 oz. (or larger) fruit cups or juice boxes
  • Two Individually wrapped snack items (Granola or cereal bars, rains, pretzels, snack crackers, etc.)

The drive was a huge success! You gave 4,075 pounds of food and $2, 785 in donations! The money donated will purchase 857 Beach Bags!

If you would like more information contact the office of community engagement - 757-263-1936 or click here.