Mayflower Marathon brings in over 621,555 meals for local food banks

The Hampton Roads Show partnered with 106.9 The Fox and FM 99 for the 19th annual Mayflower Marathon Food and Fund Drive.

Donations were accepted at locations in Virginia Beach, Suffolk and Hampton, and collected enough goods to provide over 621,555 meals to Hampton Roads area families.

Photos: Mayflower Marathon Food Drive

The turkeys and non-perishable items donated at the Pembroke Mall, Virginia Beach and First Team Subaru, Suffolk sites, are being distributed to the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s community-based partner agencies Sunday and Monday from the Foodbank’s main office location on Tidewater Drive in Norfolk.

All items collected at the Coliseum Marketplace site are being distributed at the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank’s location on Aluminum Avenue in Hampton. This efficient turnaround ensures the food will reach families by the Thanksgiving holiday.

The drive started Friday, November 20 and ended Sunday, November 22.