A Giving Festival for our Homeless and Less Fortunate Neighbors!
(September 1, 2013) – Richmond, VA – The team is in full gear to begin preparation for the 5th annual gathering of the only outside Thanksgiving dinner for the City of Richmond’s homeless and less fortunate citizens – RVA Feed the City (RVAFTC). The celebration and dinner will be held on Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Monroe Park, 620 W. Main Street from 2:00 — 5:00 pm. Details, along with volunteer and sponsor opportunities are available at www.RVAFeedTheCity.com. It’s more than just food, its food for the soul.
The purpose of RVAFTC is to provide full Thanksgiving courses, non-perishable to-go boxes, winter clothing, haircuts, health screenings, employment opportunities, and other free services to the citizens of Richmond who are in greater need. Last year, we fed over 1,500 men, women, and children.
“This year we want to go a step further and provide a love experience in Monroe Park for our homeless citizens and those less fortunate by helping them to celebrate life despite the odds with feel good music, fellowship, much-needed resources and food,” said Tamir Francis, visionary and founder of RVA Feed the City. “Working together as servant leaders, in a collaborative manner, is the formula for a successful future for our community.”
2013 Sponsors: McDonalds, Sam’s Club, Gold’s Gym, Wal-Mart, Zenedge Energy Drinks, Buzz Loop Marketing, Symphonic Love Foundation, Goodwill, WTVR CBS 6, Hot 100.9 & 103.7 The River, The Main Studio, Return of the Curls, BMC, North West Fresh, Gratitude Rising Events, Old Navy and Macy’s.
About RVA Feed the City (RVAFTC)
On Thanksgiving Day in 2009, a selfless request from a homeless gentleman to help feed his friends in Monroe Park has now culminated into an annual giving gathering where the city joins together to bring food to our homeless and less fortunate neighbors of Richmond, while also providing much-needed resources and entertainment.