THANKS FOR THE DONATIONS! – Marlbank Community Food Drive – Nov 7, 2015

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YORKTOWN, November 7, 2015 – Michael Reames and his team at the Reames Realty Group, think that being the leading real estate team in York County is more than just selling homes and land. It’s about being a part of the community and giving back when they can help. On Saturday, his team organized a food drive to support the Virginia Peninsula Food Bank that delivered 975 pounds of food or 851 meals to the Hampton facility.
This time of the year, it is especially difficult to keep the shelves stocked in area food pantries. The Virginia Peninsula Food Bank is the backbone for the regions’ local food pantries that operate from local churches and the Foodbank collaborates with almost 200 partner agencies made up of faith based organizations, food pantries, soup kitchens, children and adult homes/shelters, and other community centers that people turn to in times of need. Located in Hampton, the Food Bank operates a 51,000 sqft state of the art warehouse that is the hub for food storage and distribution programs.
The members of the Reames Realty Group worked with local businesses and the Boy Scouts at Troop 200 to organize the event. Food Lion donated 500 grocery bags for the event while members of the real estate team distributed the bags throughout the Marlbank neighborhoods. Saturday morning was collection day and 4 teams of Boy Scouts from Troop 200 walked through Marlbank Cove and Marlbank Farms to pick up grocery bags full of donated food from residents. The full bags were delivered to the Marlbank Recreation Association parking lot where a 26 foot U-Haul truck was loaded with donated items. Neighborhood volunteers helped to load the trucks and deliver the groceries to the Food Bank in Hampton.
“This was a super successful event with over 975 pounds of donated food items”, said Michael Reames, team leader for the Reames Realty Group. “I live in this neighborhood and feel that it is a very special place. My real estate business is 100% focused on York County, so I feel that it is important to give back whenever we can to our community. I have lived my whole life in York County and my wife Jill and I are raising our family in York County. My team is dedicated to coordinating more events like this throughout the County. It is awesome to watch neighbors get together and make this world a better place. It really is amazing to see how much can be accomplished when good people work together to make something happen.”


we need your help!

The gift of a meal can make a difference to the thousands of children, seniors and hard working individuals struggling to put food on the table.


  • Canned Tuna, Chicken or Ham
  • Pasta Meals and Sauces
  • Hearty Meaty Soups
  • Cereal, Breakfast Bars or Oatmeal
  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Peanut Butter and Jelly
  • Canned Vegetables
  • Canned Fruit or Fruit Cups
  • Whole Wheat Crackers
  • Family Size Box Rice
  • 100% Fruit Juices


Donation Pick-Up & Drop-Off

Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 9 AM – 12 PM


Marlbank Cove and Marlbank Farm neighborhoods will have their filled donation bags picked up between 9 AM and 12 PM at their house courtesy of Boy Scout Troop 200.

All other donations will be accepted in the Mud Toad Swim Team parking lot at 187 Old Landing Road, Yorktown.

double your impact

You can double the difference you make!  Bank of America is running a matching campaign for the Foodbank.  For every $1 you donate, another $2 is given to the Foodbank.  Follow the link below to go Bank of America’s matching campaign.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please feel free to contact us at your convenience.

Reames Realty Group

  • Michael Reames
  • (757) 871-2146

Download The Food Drive Flyer Here


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