Creating A Hunger Free Community

Jingle Belly 2014

Join us and fellow Jingle Bellies at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank as we fun run/walk the 1 mile track next door at the Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy in all our fun holiday finery. There will be prizes for costumes depicting the best healthy meal, for the most colorful, the most twinkly, and most recycled holiday decorations.
After the run we invite you to walk over to the food bank to receive your commemorative mug of cocoa, enjoy some music, face painting, a tour, and delicious treats.

Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014
Time: 3:00—5:00 pm
Location: 3631 Lee Hill Drive Fredericksburg—FAFB
Cost: $12 per person or $10 ea for 3 or more (kids 3 & under free)
Registration: http://www.fredfood.org (begins 10/23/2014)
**Registration includes ceramic mug for cocoa & refreshments

View Jingle Belly Run/Walk Flyer Here

Spring Arbor 2014 Can Challenge

When: October 2014
Where: Spring Arbor – 5308 River Rd, Fredericksburg, VA

Spring Arbor Residental Assisted Living & Azlzheimer’s Car needs your help to collect 2014 cans of food during the month of October. You can drop off donations of non-perisbale items at their location.

On Thursday, October 30th from 3:30 to 5:30 PM Spring Arbor will have a Donation Celebration, you can find an Admit One ticket on the flyer for their food drive here.

Ignite The Night Glow Run

Get ready for an awesome family event at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre in Fredericksburg, VA! Help kick off the Concert in Lights with the 2nd Annual Ignite the Night Glow Run on November 1, 2014 at 6:30 PM.

The party starts around 5:00 PM after Family Fun Day at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Join us in the Village at Towne Centre for one of the best family events of the year!

Whether you’re 3 or 103 years old, you’re sure to have a good time with all the exciting colors, fun, prizes, food, drink, and bumping music. So, bring your family or a group of friends and have a blast! Besides a rocking good time at the race finish line, participants will enjoy “Glow Run” freebies and drink and dining specials during the After Party on November 1, 2014.

For more information about the event and to register for the Glow Run please visit their website.

CANstruction Is Coming

On Thursday, January 15 the Spotsylvania Towne Centre will begin the transformation as teams from throughout Planning District 16: the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George and the City of Fredericksburg will begin building CANstruction sculptures throughout the mall.

Students, veterans, community, and business leaders with the help of engineers, architects, contractors, and designers will form 5-person teams to build sculptures out of canned goods depicting how one can make a difference in the lives of the hungry right here in our community.

Judging for the“People’s Choice Award” will be open to the public through the donation of one canned good per vote, on Saturday and Sunday with the official judging for all other categories taking place on Monday, Jan 19, 2015.

All proceeds benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony on Monday, Jan 19, 2015

For more information contact Cynthia Lucero-Chavez: clucero@staffordschools.net or visit fredfood.org

Food For Fines

During the week of October 12 – 18 for every canned good that you bring to your local library branch, they’ll deduct a dollar from your overdue fines, up to a maximum amount of $10.00

View Food For Fines Flyer Here

Ferry Farm Walmart Stuff-A-Truck

StuffATruck_Walmart_FerryFarmMichelle Raymond from Walmart store 2520 along with a lot of help from her friends organized a wonderful Food-4-Families School Pantry Stuff-A-Truck event at the Ferry Farm Walmart.

“This is a great way to give back and help people” and Michelle put her words into actions.

Michelle  (pictured at the end) enlisted the help of fellow co-workers Jenni Shea (Walmart #5779), Jenni’s son Sean Shea, Karen Bergquist (Walmart #2520), and James Westrick (Walmart #2520) to make this a great success.

The total collected for the Food-4-Families School Pantry program was 1,312 pounds of food.

Thank you Michelle, Jenni, Sean, Karen, James and all the Walmart employees and customers that made today such a great success.

Food Drive – Fredericksburg Fitness Studio

The Fredericksburg Fitness Studio is holding a food and funds drive for 365 days, one year. Their goal is for every client who comes in to bring one food item each month or donate $1 each month. Fredericksburg Fitness Studio states that they truly have incredible clients.

Fredericksburg Fitness Studio is a private studio personal training facility located in Cowan Center, 2541 Cowan Blvd, Fredericksburg 22401 and their hours are Monday through Friday from 5:00 to 8:30 pm and Saturdays from 7:00am to 12:00pm.

If you’re a client of Fredericksburg Fitness Studio look for information about their ongoing Food and Funds drive in your e-mails and in the Fitness Studio’s monthly newsletters.

The Fredericksburg Area Food Bank would like to thank all of those at Fredericksburg Fitness Studio for their support and generosity.

You can find a list of our most needed items here.

Walmart Stuff A Truck Event

The Ferry Farm Walmart is having a Stuff A Truck Event to help the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank on Sunday, October 5th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm!

Download a Flyer here!

LDS Day of Caring

At the end of the day, 32,008 pounds of food combined with the 30,000 pounds received earlier from LDS Church headquarters to kick-off the Day of Service means the 2015 LDS Day of Service is providing 61,820 pounds or 51,673 meals to the hungry of our community.

What a wonderful Day of Service!

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Thank you LDS Church and all of the local wards.

Thank you to all of the volunteers that made this happen.

Thank you to all the sponsors, CVTV, the Fredericksburg Fair Grounds for providing the ideal spot and great weather.

Thank you to everyone that participated to make this such a great event.

If you were not there please consider this your invitation to join us at the LDS Day of Service next year at the Fredericksburg Fair Grounds.

“Fed Up” Documentary Screening

In order to bring more awareness to the issue of obesity in our country and community the Doctor Yum Project will be screening the very import and acclaimed documentary called “Fed Up” on Saturday, October 18th at Paragon Village (See the flyer)

This Katie Couric documentary delves into how the food industry has perpetuated disease and chronicles the struggles of a few children suffering with food addiction and diet-related illness. The Doctor Yum Project wants to bring these stories to the public so that our community can come together in a meaningful way to help children achieve the best health possible.

The Doctor Yum Project is happy to partner with Fredericksburg Parent magazine and Paragon Village 12 to make this happen! After the move a discussion about the solutions to the obesity crisis is planned. Paragon has agreed to keep concessions closed while healthy snacks are offered for the movie.

Tickets can be obtained on the Doctor Yum website, www.doctoryum.com for a $5 minimum donation.

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