In the wake of damage and personal losses experienced by Virginia Beach residents from Hurricane Matthew in 2016, the Virginia Beach Fire Department (VBFD) facilities served as temporary drop-off sites for non-perishable food items in collaboration with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore.
In an ongoing effort to assist local residents in need, the VBFD permanently partnered with the Foodbank, creating the “Extinguish Hunger Campaign.” The Extinguish Hunger Campaign designated all Virginia Beach fire stations, Fire Administration, the Fire Prevention Bureau, and the Harry E. Diezel Fire Training Center as drop-off sites for non-perishable food. The public can drop off donations of unexpired non-perishable food, per the criteria listed below, at any of these sites.
The Virginia Beach Fire Department will arrange for transport of all food to the Foodbank for distribution to families in need.
Criteria for Food Donations
- Items must be non-perishable food - shopping list of most needed items
- Items must not be expired or within 3 months of expiring
- Items must be in non-breakable containers (No glass)
- Nutritional Labels must be intact
- Prefer low fat, low sodium, and low sugar foods
Formula, baby food, diapers and wipes are always needed and welcomed.
For more information visit the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore or call 757-627-6599.
NOTE: If you come by any station and the door is locked, please forgive us, firefighters are out answering an emergency call. Please come back and drop off your donations when they have returned.