Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Virginia Natural Gas is hosting a couple of drive-thru food drives

Virginia Natural Gas is hosting a drive-thru food drive Thursday to benefit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.

The food drive is in addition to the donation VNG made to both foodbanks in March, according to a news released from the company.

The drive will be in two locations:

  • Virginia Beach office from 9-11:30 a.m. at 544 S. Independence Blvd.
  • Newport News office from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at 746 Diligence Drive.

The community is invited to take part in the food drive. This will be a drive-thru event and those taking part are asked to wear a face covering for their safety and the safety of the employee volunteers.

Donations need to be placed in the trunks of vehicles – so volunteers can get the donations safely.

Local foodbanks are requesting non-perishable food items such as peanut butter, canned fruits and vegetables, fruit juice, pasta sauce, and boxed meals. Cereal, pasta, oatmeal and rice, as well as baby products and personal hygiene items will also be accepted.

John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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