The United Way of the New River Valley is pleased to announce the success of our 6th Annual Drive-Thru Breakfast, where we served over 440 breakfast bags and raised $8,500 to support our community outreach efforts.
The event, hosted by the Holiday Inn in Christiansburg, ran from 6 to 9 A.M. where our guests could pick up their pre-ordered breakfast bag. For only a $10 donation, guests received a scrumptious breakfast biscuit, a fresh pastry, fruit, and a copy of the day’s newspaper.
This year, we decided to allow guests the option to donate breakfast bags to our first responders in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. United Way NRV volunteers delivered hundreds of bags to healthcare workers at Carilion Clinic, Lewis Gale Hospital, and Direct Primary Care. In addition, bags were donated to the Blacksburg Police Department, Floyd County Sheriff’s Department, and Floyd County Rescue Squad. Combined with individual orders, this was the first year that our Drive-Thru Breakfast sold out of all breakfast bags!
“We wanted to show our deep, deep appreciation for everything that they do for our community and especially right now, they deserve it,” said staff member Autumn Waish.
We would like to thank Magellan Health and Pinnacle Financial Partners for sponsoring our fundraiser this year along with generous food donations from Holiday Inn, Starbucks, Hethwood Market, Radford Coffee, and Mockingbird Café and Bakery. Without their support, our breakfast bags would not have been nearly as delicious! Our other sponsors included Hampton Inn, Wing, OneVoice Communications, and News Messenger. Collectively, their donations ensured the smooth sailing of our Drive-Thru Breakfast, which allows us to address the current and future needs of the NRV community.
We are confident that our funds from the Drive-Thru Breakfast will help combat the struggles our community continues to face in the wake of COVID-19 and benefit our partnering agencies. Thank you to our volunteers who helped organize this event and those who purchased breakfast bags for our frontline workers. Your donations are greatly appreciated!