The Coronavirus has caused many of our friends and neighbors to lose their jobs. That economic hardship is putting a strain on local food banks. To help make sure no one in our area goes hungry, WAVY-TV 10 and FOX 43 are partnering up with our three area foodbanks for the ‘10 On Your Side Virtual Food Drive’. Money raised will support the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and the Food Bank of the Albemarle in North Carolina.

Did you know that for every $10 donated, area foodbanks are able to distribute up to $60 worth of grocery products!

Let’s keep the local food pantries packed and let’s show our community how we can all come together during this unprecedented time

Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

Virginia Peninsula Foodbank plays an essential role in our community’s response during times of emergency, and throughout the year. With thousands more individuals and families now experiencing disruptions to their lives and seeking food assistance for the first time, our generous and compassionate community remains our most valuable resource in helping our neighbors in need. Working together, we can replace the anxiety and uncertainty that hunger brings with comfort and hope in the form of healthy meals for children, seniors, families, and veterans struggling now with food insecurity.

Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

For over 35 years, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has provided over 300 million meals to individuals facing hunger. During these unprecedented times, the Foodbank remains committed to leading the effort to eliminate hunger for families experiencing food insecurity in our community. Your support allows us to continue to serve our community as effectively as we can for as long as we can. For more information on ways to donate to our COVID-19 relief initiatives, please visit

Food Bank of the Albermarle

Hunger is now a real fear for many who did not need the Food Bank before this health crisis. We need your help now more than ever to support this increasing daily need. For every $10 donation, the Food Bank of the Albemarle can provide approximately 40 meals. Your contribution will help the Food Bank to prepare emergency-food boxes to ease the burden of families that no longer have access to meals through schools, senior nutrition programs, and no work and lost wages. For more information, please visit

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