We would like to thank all the participants in this year’s Legal Food Frenzy for all their efforts on behalf of the hungry. Together, enough food and funds were collected to provide over 15,000 meals to the hungry of our community. All participants were given points for the amount of food collected, funds collected, if they delivered the food/funds to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, early registration, and for volunteering. When all the points were totaled the local winners from Planning District 16 are:
Below is the list of the LLF Statewide Winners going to the Governor’s Mansion for the awards ceremony on June 10, 2013.
The winners of the 7th Annual Statewide “Legal Food Frenzy” Categories:
On Saturday, May 11, Campbell Soup Company will join forces with the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) to provide assistance to the nearly 49 million Americans, including children and seniors, who face hunger every day, but we need your help!
Now in its 21st year, the Stamp Out Hunger effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. In 2012, over 70 million pounds of food were donated nation wide!
Last year our community donated 91,106 pounds of non-perishables to the NALC’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. That’s over 36,000 more pounds than last year!
1) Collect and bag non-perishable food items*
2) Place by your mailbox on May 11th for your letter carrier to pick up
For more information about the annual Stamp Out Hunger effort in your community, ask your letter carrier, contact your local post office, visit either http://www.helpstampouthunger.com or http://www.facebook.com/StampOutHunger, or follow the drive at http://www.twitter.com/StampOutHunger.
For a list of our most needed items click here.
* Donate items like canned meats, fish, soup, bottled juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice that do not require refrigeration. Please do not include items that have expired or are in glass containers.
To benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank’s Food-4-Kidz Weekend Feeding Program.
Come on down to the 909 Saloon located at 909 Caroline St, Fredericksburg 22401, for an evening of blues and fun. The boys are getting together to celebrate a new year, old friends and to put some desperately needed cash and food into the food bank’s coffers!
Please come out to the 909 Saloon on Friday, May 10th and bring some food or a few bucks to donate. They promise you’ll be helping your neighbors in need while having a good time.
Food drives are constantly being held during November and December. However, most people fail to realize that the food bank struggles to provide food for those in need during the “off months”
From Sunday April 28th through Friday May 3rd the Colonial Forge High School Learn & Serve students ask you to please drop off any donations in the cardboard boxes located on the tables when you walk into the gym.
All donations will be given to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank to help provide food for families in need.
For a list of our top most needed items click here.
To learn more about ways you can help the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank click here.
The Wegmans truck arrived early this morning along with several local Wegman’s employees. Pictured are Andrea Reefe, Bernie VanDeWeert, Jennifer Cushman, Nicki Long, Amy Sposato, Ken Phillips, Doug Porter, Brian Yost, Fredericksburg Store Manager, Chris Depumpo, Service Manager, Mike McCarthy.
Wegmans Food Markets delivered 18,569 pounds of non-perishable food to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. The donation includes 20 pallets of breakfast items, canned vegetables, baking items and juice.
President and CEO Oya Oliver, joined by FAFB Chair Munira A. El-Bearny, was there to greet the employees and delivery truck “we really appreciate all Wegmans brings to the community through providing jobs, the Check Out Hunger campaign and food donations like this to help the neediest families,” said Oliver. “Hunger is all around us everyday and when stores like Wegmans donate food it saves waste and helps strengthen our families.”
When the Wegmans tractor-trailer arrives at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, Store Manager Chris Depumpo was on hand along with other Wegmans employees to help unload the truck and volunteer in the sortation room. “Food for the hungry is one of our most important giving priorities,” said Depumpo. “We’re proud of our company’s long-standing tradition to make a difference in every community we serve.”
After off-loading all of the pallets, the Wegmans folks stayed to help sort food for distribution to the hungry.
Thank you to all the Wegmans family for doing all they can to help create a hunger-free community.
Tawnya Harvey stopped by on Monday to deliver the 29 pounds collected by the Fredericksburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.
On Tuesday, Allen Bareford from the Fredericksburg Public Defender’s Office brought 44 pounds and a check in the amount of $251.50 to help provide over 1,000 meals back to the community.
The delivery of food and funds will continue for another week and we look forward to all of the good our legal community is providing to help end hunger. Thank you all!
The 7th Annual Legal Food Frenzy Volunteer Event was a success. Legal offices had the opportunity to come to the FAFB for a tour, some light refreshments and a little bit of dirty work to see first-hand, hot vital every donation is in the fight to end hunger.
Pictured are North Stafford High School first-time volunteer Laura Grajales, and Ashley Mroczek & Anush Moordadian from the Law Office of Burchett & Mroczek. Thank you ladies for all of your efforts on behalf of the hungry in our community.
The 11th Annual Kids N Cans school food drive winners were announced last week. Schools from throughout Planning District 16 collected food from October 2012 through the end of the year to help feed families during the holiday season. The winning schools collected a cumulative of 6,879 pounds of food for the hungry of our community.
The winner in the elementary school division is Riverview Elementary School which collected a total of 1,146 pounds of food to provide 955 meals to the hungry. Pictured from left to right are Principal, Diane Holmes, Teacher, Diane Smart, Brenna Morefield, Taylor Gray, Ellie Schooley and Teacher, Meadow Davis.
The winning middle school is T. Benton Gayle Middle School which collected 1,282 pounds of food providing 1,068 meals back to the community. Pictured is Principal, Robin Lloyd.
The winning high school is Colonial Forge High School which collected 4,451 pounds of food to provide 3,708 meals back to the hungry. Pictured are Vice Principal Tricia Jacobs, Karl Schmiegel, Samone Hodges, and Learn and Serve Teacher Jessica Dieffenbacher.
We thank all of the schools for participating and encouraging their students and we thank all of the students for their efforts to collect donations and raise awareness of hunger right here in our community. Working together we can create a hunger-free community!
Some children wish for dolls and wagons, and some children wish for games and gadgets. The children we see at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank wish for food.
Having food to eat shouldn’t be anyone’s wish, but it is. Childhood hunger exists in our communities. Many children rely on school breakfast and lunch programs for their only meals. They come home to a literally bare cupboard. These children go to bed night after night with their stomachs aching from hunger. We’re working with local schools and youth programs to help put an end to child hunger in our community. You can help simply by voting for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank everyday on the Walmart Fighting Hunger Together App on Facebook.
The mission of the School Food Pantry program is to help alleviate child hunger for families in crisis. School-based pantries are located on the grounds of a school to provide a more readily accessible source of food assistance to students and their families.