UPDATE: The 2023 8News & Puritan Cleaners 100,000 Meals Campaign has ended — with a grand total of 137,519 meals!
For the past 14 years, 8News and Puritan Cleaners have partnered on the 100,000 Meals Campaign to encourage donations to Feed More, a hunger-relief organization that works with communities throughout Central Virginia. Donations to Feed More help stock local food pantries, provide meals to children and ensure our neighbors who need food have a place to go for assistance.
2023: Matt’s 100K Meals Pizza Party
There are so many people in our community who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In fact, one-in-nine people in Central Virginia are “food insecure.” Meaning they can pay their bills, but are often just short of being able to buy groceries.
8News was at the Puritan Cleaners location at 1807 Staples Mill Road in the city of Richmond giving away pizza. Of course, there’s a catch — we’re looking for you to donate to the 100,000 Meals Campaign. All the money we raise goes directly to Feed More. Can you help us out Central Virginia?
PHOTOS FROM THE DAY!
8News Meteorologist Matt DiNardo and Puritan Cleaners visited Clover Hill High School in Chesterfield County this week to help kick off this year’s 100,000 Meals Campaign.
Clover Hill High wrapped up a food drive that was organized and promoted by the school’s BETA Club. BETA Club member Ava Harmon shared that students who donated bags of food were able to earn volunteer hours for different clubs, and the class that brought the most bags would receive a pizza party for their hard work.