Lily Noakes

Green Beans and Ice Cream

Lily Noakes battled cancer most of her life but she did not let that stop her from living each day to the fullest.  Earlier this year at the tender age of 7, Lily, a fist grader at Conway Elementary lost her battle with cancer but for Ms. Corwin’s class and the school, Lily left a […]

Dickinson Equipment Golf Tournament

GolferThe 14th Annual golf tournament sponsored by Dickinson Equipment was a huge success.  The proceeds from the tournament held in April arrived today at the FRFB and the check was for $14,000. This money is sorely needed to help provide 28,000 meals to those struggling during the extremes of summer.  Thank you Sammy Coleman, John DeViney, Dickinson Equipment, our sponsors and friends for using your love of the game to help those in need.

Wegman's School Bus

Fill The Bus

Have you seen the big yellow school bus in the Wegman’s parking lot?  Wegman’s is hosting a “Fill the Bus” food drive now through July 4, to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. The customer service desk will post a wish list of  non-perishable items that are intended to be nutritious and easy to prepare, […]

Action Alert!

On September 30, the child nutrition bill will expire, and we need your help to convince Congress to get to work and make passing a strong child nutrition bill that invests in our nation’s children a priority. We need your voice to join the thousands of advocates calling Congress today as part of our Child […]

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Wegmans Makes A Special Delivery

PRESS RELEASE   Contact: Oya Oliver, President & CEO, 540-371-7666 x 139, Cell: 540-424-1730 Jo Natale, Wegmans Vice President of Media Relations, 585-429-3627 Wegmans Makes A Special Delivery:  An 18,467-Pound Truckload Filled With Food for Hungry in Our Area Fredericksburg, VA: On Thursday, June 11 at 10:00 a.m., a truckload of 18,4677 pounds of non-perishable food […]

Express Employment Professionals Food Drive

Brand It Blue Day

On Saturday, June 13, Express Employment Professionals offices in the U.S. and Canada will join together at local food banks and pantries across North America to help fight hunger – a growing epidemic that affects millions every day. They Need Your Help! They’d love for you to help support them and make a donation for Brand It […]

The Great American Milk Drive

Great American Milk Drive

  Every summer when schools let out, more than 22 million children lose access to milk’s nutrition. This June, Stop&Shop, Martin’s and Giant customers will have the opportunity to help change that with The Great American Milk Drive – a program that provides milk to families struggling with hunger all across the country. Each time […]

Stamp Out Hunger

The Results Are In!!!!

Food Drive '15 (RGB) flatThis years NALC Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive raised 72,541 pounds!!! There was a total of 70,163 pounds collected on Saturday, May 9th and an additional 2,378 pounds came throughout the following week.

We’ve Got A New Name

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank is now the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

Logo_FRFBFredericksburg, VA May 6, 2015: To better position the food bank to meet the needs of our diverse region and expand our message to accommodate future growth, the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (FAFB) will now become the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank (FRFB) effective immediately.

For 33 years the FAFB has provided for the residents of Planning District 16 (PD16) to include the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George, the City of Fredericksburg and now Locust Grove. Early last year, Feeding America, the largest domestic hunger relief organization which oversees the nationwide network of food banks, launched a new unified brand strategy to better align Feeding America food banks under a coordinated banner. Feeding America food banks will become easily identified through all communication channels using uniform color and clear messaging standards for consistent brand recognition of the 200 food banks that provide for the continental U.S., Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.

According to Board Chair, Tim Jeter, “In researching how these changes would impact our food bank we found the community’s perception of how and where the food bank provides service has become very exclusive over time. According to feedback, our name implies we provide only for the immediate Fredericksburg area and not for the entire PD16 region. In making changes to our logo, the Board decided to clarify our message to accommodate future growth.”

Oya Oliver, CEO stated “This [rebranding] will allow the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank to continue to deliver on our promise of creating a hunger-free community as well as grow to meet the needs of the 30,000 hungry and food insecure families that live in our region.”

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About Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank – Serving Planning District 16 which includes the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, the City of Fredericksburg, and Locust Grove. The food bank secures and distributes more than 3.7 million pounds of donated food and grocery products annually. The FRFB provides support for over 70 local charitable agencies, operating more than 160 programs including emergency shelters, food pantries, Food for Life senior feeding , the Mobile Pantry program, Club Kids after school snack program, Food-4-Families School Pantry program and the Kids on the Go Summer Feeding. For more information on the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, please visit http://www.fredfood.org

24 Hours of Prizes

Community Give May 5, 2015

Unique Gifts – One online gift of $25 or more to one organization from one donor.

Grand Prizes

  • $10,000 The Community Foundation “Grand” Prize – awarded to the nonprofit that raises the highest total dollar amount
  • $10,000 Kaeser Compressors “Grand” Prize – awarded to the nonprofit that receives the most unique gifts
  • $10,000 The Community Enrichment “Grand” Prize – awarded to the nonprofit that wins a random drawing. To qualify, the nonprofit must receive at least 100 unique gifts.

“Small But Mighty” – $1,000 to the nonprofit that receives the most unique gifts during the following time periods. To qualify, the nonprofit must be operated entirely by volunteers or have no more than 1 fulltime employee.

  • Kelly and Fitz Johnson Overall Prize – between 12:00am & 11:59pm
  • Hagerman Group Prize – between 12:00am & 1:00am
  • Access Eye Opener Prize – between 6:00am & 8:00am
  • Stafford Printing Afternoon Social Prize – between 4:00pm & 5:00pm
  • Marstel-Day Pinnacle Prize – between 9:00pm & 11:00pm

The Honeywell Charitable Fund “Golden Ticket”– $500 “Golden Tickets” to two nonprofits that are drawn hourly and at random for 24 hours. To qualify, the nonprofit must receive at least one unique gift during the hour. A unique gift is at least $25 and the credit card has not been used for a previous gift that day.

“No Place like Home” Prizes – $1,500 to the 5 nonprofits that receive the most unique gifts from each of the localities that make up the Rappahannock River region. Prizes awarded based on the zip code of the donor.

  • Caroline County zip codes: 22427, 22428, 22446, 22501, 22535, 22538, 22546, 22552, 22580
  • City of Fredericksburg zip codes: 22401, 22402, 22404
  • King George County zip codes: 22485, 22481, 22448, 22541, 22526, 22544, 22547
  • Spotsylvania County zip codes: 22407, 22408, 22551, 22553, 22565, 22534
  • Stafford County zip codes: 22403, 22405, 22406, 22430, 22463, 22471, 22545, 22554, 22555, 22556

Power Hour Prizes – $2,000 to the 3 nonprofits that receive the most unique gifts during the following time periods:

  • SimVentions Midnight Shift – between 12:00am & 1:00am
  • Atlantic Builders Crack of Dawn – between 6:00am & 8:00am
  • Breeze-Eastern Afternoon Lift – between 4:00pm & 5:00pm
  • Union Bank and Trust Home Stretch – between 9:00pm & 11:00pm

Goal Prizes – To celebrate this year’s goals, we will award:

  • $500 to the nonprofit that receives the 7,500th gift
  • $500 to the nonprofit that receives the gift that reaches the 750,000th dollar

Last year we had 87 gifts totaling $4, 618 plus we won a Golden Ticket = Grand total of $5,618.00. This year’s goal is 120 gifts and a Grand Total of at least $8,500 to repair the dock-Dock on it…We need your help!