Hampton is hosting a community drive for those affected by the coronavirus (COVID 19).
The goal is to collect donations such as non-perishable food items, diapers, infant formula and cleaning supplies for seniors, children and other residents in need, according to a Facebook post from Hampton City Schools.
The most needed items include non-perishables and baby items.
“During this time of need, we hope we can count on you to help us “Fill That Bus, Hampton!”
City employees will collect donations from donors using “car-to-car” service and the items will be stored by Hampton before being donated to the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank, Hampton’s Healthy Families office and other local organizations.
Hampton has also partnered with United Way and the initiative is coordinated by the Citizen’s Unity Commission, the 2020 Census Committee and other city departments including parks and recreation, human services and health families.
Donations for “Fill That Bus, Hampton!” can be dropped off from March 23-31 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the following locations:
- Northampton Community Center, 1435-A Todds Lane
- West Hampton Community Center, 1638 Briarfield Road
- Fort Monroe Community Center, 100 Stillwell Road
For more information, call the Citizens’ Unity Commission at 757-728-3279 or email Latiesha.firstname.lastname@example.org.