Making Our Miles Count wrote -
What do you do when you KNOW you want to be active in your community, but time is always an issue? You take something you already do and you make it COUNT! We’re making our miles count by personally donating money for every mile we run, walk, bike or hike. We will be selecting various local and national charities as the recipients of the donated funds (one charity per fundraiser). Once the charity is chosen, we’ll set a fundraising target, and we will count our miles relentlessly until we achieve our goal! Giving back to our communities is essential, and we intend to make a difference every day. We are changing the world, one step at a time!
We also want to give YOU an opportunity to give back too! Please consider donating here and supporting our effort if you can. Your donation is tax deductible, and every dollar COUNTS!
The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula is our first fundraising recipient, chosen largely due to Jason’s recent volunteer experience. Delivering meals and donated clothing to the homeless was a moving experience that demonstrated the food deficit, and proved that there’s always more demand than supply. In an effort to turn a few less people away, we’ve committed to raising $500 to donate directly to the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula. $500 is enough money to provide 2,000 meals! Again…2,000 meals!
About The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula:
28 Years of Service
The Foodbank is a charitable organization that receives, inventories, and distributes food and grocery products to charitable agencies that directly help the needy.
Since our inception in 1986, the Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula has distributed over130.9 million pounds of food to our neighbors in the community. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, the Foodbank distributed 9.9 million pounds of food, the equivalent of 8.2 million meals.
The mission of The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula is to distribute food effectively through collaborative efforts that minimize hunger, promote nutrition and self-reliance through education. The Foodbank’s vision is to inspire hope by leading the effort for a hunger-free and properly-nourished community.
There are an estimated 74,000 people in need of food in the covered area. 18,500 of these people are children.
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