Sunday, December 10, 2023

Here’s where you can donate food for the holiday season

As the holiday season comes around, it’s hard not to think about the people who might not have festive meals to enjoy.

For those looking to help out, there are a number of locations throughout Hampton Roads that accept food and volunteers.

The following locations are collection areas for the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.


  • Bank of America, 1801 Richmond Road and 4620 Monticello Ave.
  • Disabled Veterans Store, 440 Merrimac Trail.
  • Old Point National Bank, 4139 Ironbound Road.
  • Safelite, 2215 Richmond Road.


  • Bank of America, 4528 George Washington Memorial Highway.
  • Douglas Aquatics, 102 Industry Drive.
  • Keith E. Vaughan, DDS, 6521 George Washington Memorial Highway.
  • Old Point National Bank, 201 Kiln Creek Parkway.


  • Bank of America, 2030 Coliseum Drive.
  • Cornerstone RX, 2100 Executive Drive.
  • Disabled Veterans Store, 4209 West Mercury Blvd.
  • Dr. Lejune Dentistry, 1130 Big Bethel Road.
  • E-Commerce Center of Hampton, 1708 Todds Lane.
  • Goodwill, 1911 Saville Lane.
  • Safelite, 2121 W. Mercury Blvd.
  • SonaBank, 2198 Coliseum Drive.

Newport News

  • Bank of America, 14346 Warwick Boulevard and 608 J. Clyde Morris Blvd>
  • AAA Self Storage, 217 Harpersville Road or 12445 Warwick Boulevard
  • Disabled Veterans Store, 15265 Warwick Blvd.
  • Fulton Bank, 601 Thimble Shoals Blvd.
  • Habitat for Humanity, 9614 Warwick Boulevard and 371 Chatam Drive.
  • Hall Acura, 12501 Jefferson Ave.
  • Pearson Toyota, 12978 Jefferson Ave.

Check your local public school district to see if they are hosting a Thanksgiving Food Drive.

Some public schools on the Peninsula, like Newport News Public Schools, are having food drives where students and their families can donate food.

Williamsburg, Hampton and James City County public schools did not immediately respond for comment so it is unclear if the schools are collecting canned goods. York County spokeswoman Katherine Goff told WYDaily information regarding food drive donations either by the school district or club organizations are available through the school’s website.

Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron
Alexa Doiron is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She graduated from Roanoke College and is currently working on a master’s degree in English at Virginia Commonwealth University. Alexa was born and raised in Williamsburg and enjoys writing stories about local flair. She began her career in journalism at the Warhill High School newspaper and, eight years later, still loves it. After working as a news editor in Blacksburg, Va., Alexa missed Williamsburg and decided to come back home. In her free time, she enjoys reading Jane Austen and playing with her puppy, Poe. Alexa can be reached at

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