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International Live Events Association
Feed the People With ILEA-HR

By Tiffanie Rosier
October 5, 2016
Norfolk, VA – November 15, 2016 will mark the ??? year the International Live Events-Hampton Roads Chapter (ILEA-HR) will organize the Annual Feed the People Event supporting the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia & Eastern Shore. The event will be held at the Foodbank Operations Center located off of Tidewater Drive in Norfolk, VA at 5:30PM.
About the Event
Each year chapter members and guests give back to the community with an On-Site Group Food Bank Project along with a Family Style Thanksgiving Dinner and Dessert Auction.  Participants are asked to bring items to donate and then work in teams to assist the Food Bank with bagging meals and learning about the behind the scenes operations of the Food Bank.  Afterwards attendees enjoy an amazing meal in a beautifully re-designed multipurpose area and catered meal at the Food Bank, both organized by Mahi Mah's of Virginia Beach.  After dinner, participants will participate in a live Dessert Auction which will support the goal of raising money for the Food Bank.  Last year participants raised just under $6,500 which supported 19,353 meals for those in need of food in Hampton Roads.  This year the ILEA-HR Chapter hopes to raise $8,000 to support the community.  This year the event will allow for participants around the country to participate through a co-sponsored online Feed The People With ILEA-HR giving campaign.  Individuals who wish to participate in the event but are unable to attend the event in person on November 16, can "attend" the event by donating on-line beginning October 5, 2016 at and include the text "Feed The People With ILEA HR" in the Program Designation/Food & Fund Drive Name.  ???? will serve as the official photographer for the event, but guest are encouraged to provide photos throughout the evening along with individuals who donate online to use the #FeedThePeopleWithILEAHR on social media related posts.
The History of ILEA-Hampton Roads
The International Live Events Association Hampton Roads, formerly The International Special Events Society brings professionals together for education and networking.  The chapter meets on a monthly basis at various venues throughout Hampton Roads and the outlying areas.  Guest Speakers share their expertise on educational topics vital to the industry. Meetings provide the perfect opportunity to network and serve as a showcase for members.  To learn about upcoming events or membership opportunities with the International Live Events Association-Hampton Roads Chapter, visit
Event Details
All of the activities associated with Feed the People With ILEA-HR could not occur without the generosity and collaboration from members of the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and Eastern Shore, the Internal Live Events Hampton Roads Board Members, Chapter Members and Supporters of the organization.  To learn more about the International Live Events Association-Hampton Roads Chapter, to attend the Feed the People With ILEA-HR event or to purchase tickets, visit
Tiffanie Rosier, 757-513-5731