RICHMOND, Va. — Twenty-seven alumni groups hoped to raise 15,000 pounds of canned goods for the FeedMore Central Virginia Food Bank, Wednesday at Hardywood. They were able to raise 12,000 by the end of the night!
The in-state participants were Christopher Newport University, George Mason, Hampton University, JMU, Longwood University, University of Mary Washington, Old Dominion University, Radford University, Randolph–Macon College, Roanoke College, UVA, VCU, Virginia State University, VA Tech, VMI, Washington and Lee University, and William & Mary.
Out of state participants included Auburn University, Clemson University, Elon University, Howard University, University of Michigan, Penn State, University of Georgia, University of North Carolina , University of Southern California and Wake Forest University.
Anyone who donated five or more canned goods received a limited edition t-shirt and koozie, while supplies lasted.
And since is a challenge among schools, there was a trophy for the champions – the team who raised the most food donations to help Feed More food bank. George Mason won last year. Virginia Commonwealth University emerged as the winner this year, with a total contribution of 2, 647 pounds of food donations.
The event ran from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There were food trucks on site, and of course, beer.
Food trucks include Slideways Mobile Bistro, Boka Tako Truck, Bonbontruck, Gelati Celesti Ice Cream Makers, and JKOGI.
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Richmond City Mayor Dwight Jones officially recognized the event, with a state and city proclamation.