The Smith Mountain Lake Regional Chamber of Commerce will be taking part in the first annual Governor’s Bowl Chamber of Commerce Challenge Food and Fund Drive. The “Governor’s Bowl” campaign began May 28th and will run until July 4th, and serves to help keep Virginia’s food banks stocked during the summer, which are typically much slower for food donations.

Due to children being out of school, summertime is typically a slow time for food donations in the area. Parents of children who would normally be receiving free or reduced-price meals at school are in need of other resources to help feed their children. Over 80,000 children in Southwest Virginia are food insecure.

Persons wishing to make donations may bring them to the lake chamber at the Smith Mountain Lake Visitors’ Center at Bridgewater Plaza. The Smith Mountain Lake Chamber reminds businesses and individuals of the need in the community. For more info Food and Fund Drive, call the chamber office at 721-1203.