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Give Thanks Give Food

Give Thanks, Give Food
 

Thanksgiving Food Drive


About

Food insecurity is defined as a situation of "limited or uncertain availability of nutritionally adequate foods in socially acceptable ways", according to the United States Department of Agriculture 1.

In spring 2011, the City’s Anti-Poverty Commission began developing a comprehensive plan to tackle the city's poverty crisis. As documented in Commission's Final Report, one-quarter of the City of Richmond's population, including close to two-fifths of the city's children, were living in poverty. The ramifications of these alarming statistics negatively impact vulnerable city residents' in one of the most basic, yet crucial, needs of life: food.

In light of the Commission’s quest [now the focal point of the City’s Office of Community Wealth Building] to help ameliorate poverty in the city, coupled with the reality that 21.9% of the city's youth live with food insecurity 2, N2N launched the City's annual "Give Thanks, Give Food" Thanksgiving food drive in the fall of 2011. This special food drive targets City employees as donors, with the benefactor being FeedMore - who distributes the food to vulnerable city residents. Non-city employees are strongly encouraged to donate too. The need is great; we need many more generous donors to help make the Thanksgiving holiday fulfilling for more vulnerable families 3.

N2N Participation & Service

  • 2019


    Thanksgiving Food Drive -

    DONATIONS NEEDED

    * Prepared Food Bags - Single/Couple (100 Bags Needed)
       Create bags (preferably with handles!) of 4-6 non-perishable
       food items

    * Prepared Food Bags - Family (100 Bags Needed)
       Create bags (preferably with handles!) of 6-8 non-perishable
       food items

    * Prepared Food Bags - SPECIAL LABEL - DIABETIC (100 Bags)
       Create bags (preferably with handles!) of 4-6 DIABETIC
       non-perishable food items

    * Prepared Food Bags - SPECIAL LABEL- SENIORS (100 Bags)
       Create bags (preferably with handles!) of 4-6 non-perishable
       food items. Easy (pop top) items always appreciated

    * Non-Perishable Foods -
       Collect and send us non-perishable foods, snacks, etc.

    * Completed Toiletry Kits - Single/Couple (100 Kits Needed)
       Pre-made bags containing: 2 Toothbrushes, 1 toothpaste,
       1 soap, 1 shampoo & Any other Toiletry items

    * Completed Toiletry Kits - Family Size (100 Kits Needed)
       Pre-made bags containing: 4 Toothbrushes, 2 toothpaste,
       2 soap, 2 shampoo & Any Other Toiletry Items

    * Toiletries -
       Toiletries of any kind are appreciated

    * Personal Care Items -
       Diapers, feminine hygiene products, etc.

    * Blankets/Sleeping Bags -
       Any size, including lap blankets

    * Shoes -
       All sizes - men's, women's, children. We particularly appreciate
       tennis shoes, work boots and work shoes

    * Warm Weather Clothing Accessories -
       Hats, gloves, and socks for men, women and/or children

    *A COLLECTION DROP-OFF SITE WILL BE LOCATED ON THE
      9TH STREET SIDE OF CITY HALL:


      MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25 & TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2019
      FROM 9:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.



    Thanksgiving Day Feast -

    PLEASE LEND A HAND - “BE A THANKSGIVING DAY BLESSING”
    The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast is a FREE event for those in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area and has welcomed thousands over the past 14 years. Held on Thanksgiving Day, ALL are invited to the table for food and fellowship. While serving the homeless, seniors, lonely, military personnel, first responders and many more – this event has become the largest Thanksgiving Day Feast in the region. In addition to enjoying a deliciously prepared meal, guests also have an opportunity to shop for necessities and receive other needed services.

    HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP!

    For sponsorship opportunities, please visit: www.thegivingheart.org/table-sponsorships/

    For volunteer opportunities, please visit: www.thegivingheart.org/volunteerlive/?tve=true



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Contact Us

For more information please contact us at Neighbor To Neighbor,
(804)646-6528.

References

1    Bickel, G., Nord, M., Price, C., Hamilton, W., & Cook, J. (2000).
"Guide to Measuring Household Food Security". USDA Food and Nutrition.

2    Gundersen, C., Engelhard, E., Satoh, A., & Waxman, E. (2014).
"Map the Meal Gap 2013: Child Food Insecurity Service Area Overview".

3    FeedMore: Food Insecurity in The United States (2017).
"FeedingAmerica.org".

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