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Complete Gives – Food Drive

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Complete Nutrition invites the community to help fight local hunger – and will give away free Complete Nutrition products in exchange for their support.

From November 1st through November 30, Complete Nutrition of Fredericksburg will collect non-perishable food items for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Existing and new customers who donate five separate non-perishable food items can choose from among five leading weight-loss and general health products completely free.

Complete Nutrition will give participants of the food drive who meet the minimum donation requirements their choice of the following products free of charge: Charger Drive, which is designed to support energy and stamina in men over 40; ReClaim Light & Lean (all flavors), a delicious low-fat, low-sugar and low-calorie protein supplement; weight-loss aids ReFirm AM and ReFirm PM; Trim 10, a 10-day weight-loss program; and Mancore Muscle Preserve, which helps preserve muscle tissues and shrink fat cells.

For more information about the Complete Gives—Food Drive, visit: http://www.CompleteNutrition.com/complete-gives.  For more information on Complete Nutrition or to find the nearest store, visit www.CompleteNutrition.com.

Download the Complete Gives Food Drive Press Release

Download the Complete Gives Flyer

View Most Needed Items List

Happy Holidays Bake Sale/Food Drive

S_Logo_HorizontalJoin community partner Giant Food and the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank as we celebrate the season of giving & help fight hunger in our community.

Town and Country Giant Food #789
35 Town and Country Drive Falmouth, VA 22405.

Giant Food and the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank have a long history of being active in the community. We love Stafford and the surrounding counties as well.  Most of us live and work here in the area and we want to help area families and children enjoy a hunger-free holiday season.

Saturday November 8, 2014
Raffle, Giant Gift Cards & Bake Sale

Stop by the store on Saturday, November 8, 2014 and enter the raffle to win one of four Giant Food gift cards (1 every hour for four hours) and take advantage of our delicious baked goods individually or in combination with the purchase of your raffle tickets.   You can also donate online at http://www.fredfood.org

To help others in the community have a happy holiday we will be accepting cash and food donations to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.   One dollar provides 3 meals back to our 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!

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