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Transportation Department collects over 4,400 pounds of food for the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank
The Hampton City Schools transportation department, under the direction of Darrin Wills, collected 4,481 pounds of food and nearly $500 in cash donations for the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank at their first ever Fill the Bus event on Thursday, November 19, 2020.
Going into the event, their goal was to fill one bus. They exceeded their goal by filling three school buses with canned goods and dry food items. The food was delivered to Hampton’s Kroger on Friday, November 20, to be included in the annual Mayflower Marathon event.
“We are so grateful and blessed for the support of our superintendent, building administrators and their staff,” said Wills. “We also thank our community partners, vendors, bus drivers, attendants, mechanics, C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity for their generous donations as well as LeRon Hargrove.” Hargrove, a supervisor in the department, suggested the transportation department participatie in the event.
The transportation department’s Fill the Bus is another example of the school division’s collaboration with the Hampton community to support our students and families, helping our neighbors have the food they need during this difficult time and minimizing hunger in our communities.
Established in 1986, Virginia Peninsula Foodbank has been the leading hunger relief organization across the greater Peninsula serving the 1 in 7 Virginians who experience the daily struggles of hunger in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and Williamsburg, and the counties of Gloucester, James City, Mathews, Surry, and York.
Take a look at the Fill the Bus event and donation drop off - https://youtu.be/gExoSK0bzhY.