Beach Bags hosts food drives Oct. 15 and Oct. 20

VBCPS staff and students interested in supporting the school division’s Beach Bags program will have two opportunities this month.

Volunteers will accept Beach Bags donations Saturday, Oct. 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Landstown Commons Shopping Center (behind Finn McCool’s Fish House and Highway 55). Donations will also be collected Thursday, Oct. 20, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Pembroke Mall (in the Kohl’s parking lot behind Walgreens).

The following food items will be accepted in addition to tax-deductible donations made payable to the Virginia Beach Education Foundation:

  • Individual-sized cereal boxes or oatmeal
  • 8-ounce servings of shelf-stable milk
  • Individual-sized meals (ravioli, spaghetti and meatballs, macaroni and cheese, chunky soups, etc.)
  • 4-ounce or larger fruit cups
  • 100% juice boxes
  • Snack items (granola bars, pudding cups, pretzels, trail mix, snack crackers, etc.)

For more information about the upcoming food drives or to make a donation during the school year, please contact the Office of Community Engagement at 757-263-1936 or or visit


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