Kam Cares Foundation Partners with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia to Provide Holiday Meals for Children and Families

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NFL Star Kam Chancellor Teams with Local Athletes to Launch Online Food & Fund Drive

Although we compete in different sports, and even against one another, we all share a commitment to giving back to our hometown.

Kam Cares Foundation, under the direction of Seattle Seahawks Safety Kam Chancellor, has launched an online Food and Fund Drive to support the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. With Thanksgiving only weeks away, Chancellor and a few of his professional athlete friends from Hampton Roads will donate $10,000 to provide meals to children, seniors, and families in need.

“We’re excited for Kam to join the Foodbank team and the fight against hunger right here where he grew up,” said Marianne Smith Vargas, Chief Philanthropy Officer for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. “Bringing attention to this critical issue and doing what it takes to feed our neighbors in need is something we cannot do alone. We’re proud of our hometown heroes, like Kam, that are taking the initiative to spread the word and do something to impact change in their community.”

Last year, the Foodbank served 390,000 individuals, including 128,700 children – totaling 14.2 million nutritious meals distributed throughout the region. With the help of local athletes and community support, Kam Cares Foundation anticipates the funds raised will serve over 31,250 meals to children, seniors, and families facing hunger this holiday season.

“I am passionate about serving my community, but service is more effective as a team sport,” said Chancellor. “It feels great to work with other local athletes to do something positive in our area. Although we compete in different sports, and even against one another, we all share a commitment to giving back to our hometown.”

Mike Scott of the Atlanta Hawks and Quanitra Hollingsworth of the Washington Mystics are two of several local athletes pledging their support on behalf of the Kam Cares Foundation. The Food and Fund Drive is open for donations until November 25. For more information or to make a donation, visit the Kam Cares Challenge Donation Page at http://fbseva.convio.net/kamcareschallenge.

About the Kam Cares Foundation
Kam Cares was established in 2012 to help build communities through the prudent support of 501c3 organizations with programs that have a direct impact on the under-served and less fortunate. The Kam Cares Foundation’s mission is to contribute to the local & global community – demonstrating a commitment to investing value that will show a return to those in the community. The foundation seeks to serve children from single parent homes and lower socio-economic backgrounds, specifically in Kam Chancellor’s hometown of Hampton Roads, Va. and his team’s home in Seattle, Wash. For more information visit http://www.kchancellor.com.

About the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia
The Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, a member of Feeding America® and the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, has been providing food for those facing hunger since 1981. To date, we have distributed over 215 million meals throughout our service area, which includes the cities of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Chesapeake, Suffolk, Franklin, and Virginia Beach as well as the counties of Southampton, Northampton, Sussex, Isle of Wight, and Accomack. For more information on the Foodbank, visit http://www.foodbankonline.org.

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