Food Drive Begins Next Week

Published November 1, 2022

Nearly 62,000 residents across the Peninsula must choose between food and other critical needs. That’s why it’s so important for shipbuilders to support the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank during Newport News Shipbuilding’s annual Holiday Food Drive Nov. 7-18.

“Combined with the effects of nutrition insecurity on families post pandemic and now with rising costs for food, fuel and utilities, the donations from the Newport News Shipbuilding’s food drive are vitally important,” said Donna Tighe, director of Development for the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank. “As the holiday season approaches, these donations will allow us to meet the increased needs of our neighbors who are reaching out for help. This annual event gives our community hope for a brighter and healthier future, and we are very grateful for your compassion and generosity. Thank you for a holiday without hunger.”

A list of most-needed items, a how-to guide and fundraising guidelines are available on MyNNS. Shipbuilders can support the food drive in the following ways:

  • Visiting to make online food purchases.
  • Making online monetary donations to the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank.
  • Visiting to make a one-time credit card donation or a one-time or recurring payroll deduction.
  • Dropping off donations in weatherproof collection containers at gates.

Collection boxes are available for pickup 24/7 at Bldg. 103 (Southeast Bay Door). Boxes for outlying buildings will be available for pickup at NetCenter (Suite 176). Email [email protected] to make arrangements for pickup from NetCenter.