Fourth Annual Dunk Hunger Food Drive Contributes 77,404 Meals to FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank
This summer’s pool visits took on a new meaning for many area Richmonders who raised food and funds for FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank through the fourth annual Dunk Hunger campaign. The swim team and community pools challenge brought in pools from across Greater Richmond and raised the equivalent of 77,404 meals, with Canterbury Recreation Association claiming the Gold Medal for the third year in a row, with 17,454 meals contributed. Canterbury will be treated to a winners’ bash on Monday, August 24, from 3 to 5 p.m., at their pool at 1300 Pump Road in Richmond’s west end. Interviews and photo opportunities will be available at that time.
Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior, says of the group’s efforts, “Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds.”
Since its inception in 2012, the Dunk Hunger campaign has raised the equivalent of 148,404 meals for the Central Virginia Food Bank. “We are thrilled that this summer’s campaign raised more food and funds than our first three campaigns combined. We are excited to see this summer program continue to grow, especially at a time when the Food Bank is in such need,” says Margaret Thompson, Richmond Family Magazine publisher.
Dunk Hunger is presented by Richmond Family Magazine and the Virginia Swim Shop and is sponsored by Gold Medal Sponsors, Walgreens, Virginia Family Dentistry, and St. Christopher’s School; Silver Medal Sponsors, Ortho Virginia, College Nannies and Tutors of Richmond, FocusMD, and NOVA Swimming; and Bronze Medal Sponsors, Commonwealth Dermatology and Westchester Commons.
About FeedMore FeedMore’s programs hunger-relief solutions for our region’s most vulnerable populations – food-insecure children, struggling families, the disabled and homebound seniors. FeedMore serves neighbors in need across Central Virginia’s 31 counties and five cities, ranging from rural and suburban to urban localities. For additional information about our programs and services, please visit FeedMore.org.
Richmond Family Magazine is published monthly to inspire healthy families and is available free at over 850 locations across Greater Metro Richmond. For more information, visit www.rfmonline.com.
The Virginia Swim Shop is a one-stop specialty shop for swim and equipment needs for year-round competitive swim teams, summer league teams, triathletes and master swimmers. For more information, visit www.virginiaswimshop.com.