106.9 The Fox (WAFX) and FM99 (WNOR) raised money and brought in food donations to create more than a million meals for those in need in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia. The food drive this past weekend will benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore, and the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.
“In the most challenging year ever for the Foodbanks, our listeners and client partners donated enough money and food to create more than 1.1 Million meals for people in Hampton Roads,” said Mike Beck, The Fox Brand Manager. “The 24th Annual FM99 and The Fox Mayflower Marathon is a great example of the teamwork and hometown spirit of Hampton Roads.”
“During a year of great uncertainty, the Mayflower Marathon serves as a beacon of hope for some of our community’s most vulnerable individuals and families facing food insecurity,” said Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols, President/CEO, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore.
“We have been amazed at the outpouring of generosity from our community over the past three days,” said Karen Joyner, CEO, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. “We are encouraged by neighbors helping neighbors through their contributions to the Mayflower Marathon.”