Governor's Bowl food drive nearing an end - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

Governor's Bowl food drive nearing an end

Posted: Updated:

The Governor's Bowl, a campaign that runs from Memorial Day to Independence Day, helping the state's food banks stay stocked up during the summer wraps up on this Thursday.

Feeding America Southwest Virginia says six chambers and 20 state agencies in our area are in the race to win the 2013 governor's cup.

I'm told food drives like the Governor's Bowl, Stamp Out Hunger and the Legal Food Frenzy are very important and bring in the most food to the Feeding America shelves.

In the lobby of the Salem - Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce is a box full of donated food.

Executive Director Debbie Kavitz says this cause is proof our business community finds it important to give back.

"The thing that I saw around our board table was the business community responded with warm hearts and generous pockets, they wanted to do it, there was no question about whether or not we would, the need is apparent and the need is there," Kavitz explained.

The deadline to donate is this Thursday, July 4th.

If you would like to donate you can drop off food at these locations …

Salem-Roanoke County Chamber of Commerce

Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce

Yokohama Tire Company

LewisGale Health System

Residence Inn

FUNomenal Sports

Medeco

Adecco

WSLS

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Time capsule retrieved at Huff Lane site.

    Time capsule retrieved at Huff Lane site.

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:21:27 GMT
    Last week, construction crews retrieved a time capsule from the old Huff Lane Elementary School. Some of the items found include newspaper articles from the year 1950.
    Last week, construction crews retrieved a time capsule from the old Huff Lane Elementary School. Some of the items found include newspaper articles from the year 1950.
  • Virginia Tech Researchers Find The Best Way to Catch Stink Bugs

    Virginia Tech Researchers Find The Best Way to Catch Stink Bugs

    Monday, April 7 2014 1:08 PM EDT2014-04-07 17:08:15 GMT
    Virginia Tech researchers in the entomology department have studied several different options for catching stinkbugs in your home and came up with one very simple option that will cost you about seven
    Virginia Tech researchers in the entomology department have studied several different options for catching stinkbugs in your home and came up with one very simple option that will cost you about seven dollars. After two years of studying three different traps the most effective one involved a turkey roasting pan, half gallon of water, and some dish liquid. Tonight more on the tas
  • Radford Police Report Attempted Abduction

    Radford Police Report Attempted Abduction

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:42:45 GMT
    Radford City Police responded to an attempted abduction on the 700 block of 12th St. in the West end of Radford. Police say a parent reported it around 6 Saturday evening, Saying 3 children between the ages of 7 and 8 years old said 2 males inside a compact car offered them money to get into the vehicle. Police believe it is an older model red and black Mitsubishi Eclipse or Camaro with a spoiler on the back. The bottom of the vehicle is believed to be red with a black hood and black on the s...
    Radford City Police responded to an attempted abduction on the 700 block of 12th St. in the West end of Radford. Police say a parent reported it around 6 Saturday evening, Saying 3 children between the ages of 7 and 8 years old said 2 males inside a compact car offered them money to get into the vehicle. Police believe it is an older model red and black Mitsubishi Eclipse or Camaro with a spoiler on the back. The bottom of the vehicle is believed to be red with a black hood and black on the s...
Powered by WorldNow

WSLS 10, P.O. Box 10
Roanoke, VA 24022-0010

Telephone: 540.981.9110
Fax: 540.343.3157
Email: news@wsls.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.