Marathon Consulting Receives Awards as Hunger Heroes Foodbank Campaign Concludes

July 15, 2020

Marathon Consulting, LLC, a Virginia-based provider of Information Technology (IT) and digital marketing solutions, has wrapped up its second Hunger Heroes campaign for the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. The summer months are typically a time of great need at the Foodbank, and each year Marathon and other local organizations join together in the Hunger Heroes Food Frenzy to raise much needed funds and donations. This year's campaign raised an amazing total of $69,974 and the Marathon team is proud to have helped raise $14,534 toward that total!

During the course of the Hunger Heroes campaign, our team participated in multiple fundraising events including a virtual game night, a virtual happy hour, a silent auction, various contests, and even a virtual super hero 5k race! At the conclusion of the Hunger Heroes campaign this year, the FoodBank announced awards for participating teams, and Marathon was recognized as the 2nd place team in the medium business category for fundraising. Marathon was also awarded the Food Fighter Award! This award recognizes an outstanding company or organization that has demonstrated exceptional leadership in coordinating and motivating others to accomplish a philanthropic project and has devoted a substantial amount of personal time, energy, and creativity to the Foodbank, exemplifying the spirit of philanthropy at its best. We are humbled and honored to be recognized by the Foodbank for our efforts to end hunger in the community. 

Marathon would like to extend our most heartfelt thanks to all employees, friends, families, and clients that helped out during our fundraiser for the Foodbank of South Eastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore during this time. We are all Hunger Heroes! 

Food Fighter Award

Quotes

"We are grateful for Marathon Consulting’s continued support through our Hunger Heroes competition as a Justice League organization," said Dr. Ruth Jones Nichols, President and CEO, Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore. "Marathon Consulting has devoted a substantial amount of time, energy and creativity to this year’s all-virtual competition, participating in every social media challenge and raising awareness about the increased need for food assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Their fundraising efforts raised over $14,500 for the Foodbank, which will enable our organization to provide healthy meals for vulnerable neighbors including seniors, children and low-income families facing food insecurity in our community."

 

About the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore

For over 35 years, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore has provided over 290 million meals to those in our community who face hunger. Through our programs, facilities, and large network of community partners, we “eliminate hunger” on a daily basis for many. However, we understand that our current work addresses hunger for individuals in the short term. It does not address the root causes which force individuals to return to a food pantry again and again. This understanding has led to the creation of a new 3-year strategic plan aimed to move Hampton Roads closer to achieving the mission of eliminating hunger for those we serve – not only for the day or for the week, but for a lifetime. For up-to-date information on the Foodbank, visit www.foodbankonline.orgFacebook, or Twitter.

 

Tony Cortinas

info@marathonus.com

Virginia Beach Office (HQ)

4525 Columbus St, Suite 200

Virginia Beach, VA 23462

757-427-6999

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