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Now through July 4

May 31, 2013 — Collection boxes are sprinkled around all of Tidewater Community College’s campuses in support of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s second annual “Governor’s Bowl” food and fund drive.

The campaign began on Memorial Day and continues until July 4, in an effort to keep Virginia's food banks stocked during the critical summer months. State offices and agencies are in a friendly competition with the Virginia Chambers of Commerce.

Speaking about the contest, McDonnell said, "The first annual Governor's Bowl was an unprecedented statewide effort to reduce hunger in the Commonwealth. Today I renew my challenge to both the private and public sector so that together we may cement this tradition in Virginia in perpetuity. I am confident that our partners at the Virginia Chambers of Commerce, the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, and state government agencies will build upon last year's extraordinary success. Ending hunger starts with each of us, and Virginia's civic and business leaders."

Total donations in 2012 equaled over 740,419 pounds of food benefiting the over a million Virginians served by food banks each year.

Most desperately needed items are canned meats (tuna, salmon, chicken, potted meats, etc.) and vegetables and fruits.  The Food Banks are all beneficiaries of the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign, and TCC’s collective contributions will count toward TCC’s CVC goals for 2013.

Check donations are also accepted; each dollar equates to 4 pounds of food.

Susan James, President Kolovani’s executive assistant, is coordinating the campaign. Contact the coordinators for information and locations of collection boxes. Coordinators are:

  • District: James and Valary Lehman
  • Chesapeake Campus: Sarah Hair and Jasmine Silvera
  • Norfolk Campus: Ivory Warren
  • Portsmouth Campus: Shiela Anacta
  • Workforce Solutions: Leona Davis
  • Virginia Beach Campus: Sarah Lupton