VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – The Virginia Beach Fire Department is continuing its “Extinguish Hunger” foodbank campaign during the holiday season.
The food drive initially launched during the wake of Hurricane Mathews in September 2016, as a partnership between VBFD and the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
“The campaign proved to be so successful that VBFD and the Foodbank have continued this partnership,” said VBFD in a press release. VBFD served as a temporary drop-off site for food donations during the Hurricane.
Citizens will be able to drop-off food donations at any Virginia Beach Fire Station. A box will be positioned for non-perishable food donations at Virginia Beach Fire Stations. VBFD will transport that food to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore for distribution to families, said the department.
Criteria for food donations:
- Must be non-perishable food
- Must be in non-breakable containers
- Nutritional Labels must be intact
- Prefer low fat, low sodium, and low sugar foods
- Formula, baby food, diapers, and wipes are always welcome