NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – Greater than 40 downtown Norfolk companies shall be holding a meals drive to learn the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Jap Shore. Taking part companies will take donations starting Saturday by means of Dec. 10, and every location can have a donation field and vibrant orange, “Donate Right here” flyer the place objects shall be collected. Patrons and employees are inspired to deliver non-perishable items, or scan a QR code to make a digital donation. Downtown Norfolk Council, Codex and The Stockpot Norfolk shall be coordinating the drive and have set a objective of gathering 750 kilos of meals and $1,500. The meals drive begins on the identical day because the 36th annual Grand Illumination Parade in downtown. Meals Lion, a contributing sponsor to the parade, shall be accepting donations in MacArthur Sq.. Folks can cease by the Meals Lion Feeds Charitable Basis tent there to drop off their donations starting at 5 pm Saturday and all through the parade. Donations can be made to the Downtown Norfolk Meals & Fund Drive anytime on-line. For extra data, together with advised donations and an inventory of all taking part downtown Norfolk companies, could be discovered at DowntownNorfolk.org.