Fill The Bus

Grow For Your Neighbor

ABBY Grow for Your NeighborAbby from Piedmont Growers was one of the wonderful children that stopped by the Grow for Your Neighbor (GFYN) space at the Spotsylvania Farmer’s Market during market hours on July 4.  GFYN is a program of the FRFB designed to get fresh produce from local gardens into the hands of hungry families throughout our community. The produce is wonderful and this weekend the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank received 795 pound of fresh produce to provide 662 healthy meals for those struggling to hunger.  Volunteers for the FRFB Grow for Your Neighbor program will be at the Spotsylvania Farmer’s market each Saturday through August..and yes, we can accept canned food donations as well as fresh.

Congressman Wittman Volunteers

unnamed (2)The FRFB Mobile Pantry was very busy last week with folks needing food assistance at the R&D Campground distribution site.

Congressman Rob Wittman and members of his staff stopped by to lend a helping hand and provided food and support to 66 families in the local area.

The Mobile Pantry Program Program provides direct food distribution to those in need from 10 sites located in remote areas of Planning District 16.

Thank you to all the volunteers, the Congressman and his staff for donating time and talent to make our community great.

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 […]