Score Against Hunger! Strikers Food Drive to Support Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services

Score Against Hunger! Strikers Food Drive to Support Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services
The Richmond Strikers are coming together to pitch in and support Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services in conjunction with the 2017 Goochland Hunger Awareness Week! We showed the power of community when we donated over 450 coats to the GFCFS Clothes Closet this fall, and we are committed to continuing to support our neighbors in need.

You can help-please bring a bag of non-perishable food to West Creek, Longdale, or Striker Park between Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 30. There will be collection boxes set up in the Striker Park Pavilion, West Creek Pavilion, and Longdale Building.

For every pound--up to 1,000 lbs.--donated, the Strikers will match with $1.00.

Did you know that just a few miles down the road in Goochland...
  • 150 Families shop weekly in the food pantry
  • Goochland's poverty rate is 7.4%
  • 1,800 Goochland residents struggle with hunger including nearly 500 children aged 0-17
  • Western Goochland is an official "food desert"
  • The food collected will only last until September
It takes teamwork to score a goal! It takes a community working together to end hunger!
For the third year in a row, the Richmond Strikers are teaming up with Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services to provide food for our neighbors who struggle to put food on the table for their families every day.

Please bring non-perishable food to West Creek, Longdale, or Striker Park between Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 30, to pitch in!

Non-perishable food items needed (* = greater need):

Canned items & cooking staples Dry goods
Canned meat: pork, chicken, beef, tuna Spaghetti & pasta
Beans Rice
Vegetables Flour
Fruit & fruit cocktail* Baking mix
Soup Cereal*
Peanut butter*
Toilet paper
Canned tomatoes Canned or dry pet food

Monetary donations are also accepted and can be securely donated here (indicate "Food Pantry/Richmond Strikers" in the notes section).

Have questions or would like to get involved? Contact Terry Ebright at tebright@goochlandcares.org, or 804-556-6260.
 
The Strikers community can make a difference! Thank you for your support!