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Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

FightingHunger_logo_RGBThis fall, Walmart is asking their customers, associates, supplier partners and the general public to join together to fight hunger and spark change toward a better future. This will be done through the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign and through Walmart associate engagement.

Walmart Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign – Fall 2014

Through the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign (formerly known as “Fighting Hunger Together”), the public can participate in a voting campaign to determine which Feeding America food banks will receive funding awards from Walmart. The campaign runs from September 15th (12:01 am EDT) to October 5th (11:59 pm EDT). At the conclusion of the voting campaign, the 50 food banks receiving the most votes will each receive a funding award of $60,000 (total funding = $3 million). The campaign will be supported by in store marketing, digital advertising, social media and traditional PR.

Customers and associates may cast one daily vote for a participating Feeding America food bank by visiting www.walmart.com/fighthunger.

U9 FASA Boy’s Soccer Fall Fundraiser

This Saturday come out to the U9 FASA Boy’s Soccer Fall Fundraiser from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Zoan Baptist Church located at 5888 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg VA.

Vender Expo, Rummage Sale, Bake Sale, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes & Food!!

Every shopper gets a FREE raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift valued at $25 or a gift certificate to shop with one of the vendors!

When you come out, bring some non-perishable food items to donate to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Download a flyer for this event here.

Run For Food 5K & Paws In Time Dog Walk

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Fredericksburg Fair Grounds

The 6th annual Run For Food 5k will be benefiting the FAFB and the inaugural Paws In Time Dog Walk will be benefiting the Fredericksburg SPCA.

Entry Donation:

  • Non-perishable food items for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank
  • Dog or Cat food for the Fredericksburg SPCA

Join the Fun at the CVTV Launch Party & Day to Serve Community Projects

  • 7:00 am – Registration Opens (Pre-register online at runforfood5k.org)
  • 8:00 am – 5k Race Begins
  • 9:00 am – CVTV launch party starts, DAY TO SERVE community projects underway (see service project list at runforfood5k.org)
  • 11:00 am – Dog walk and costume contest begins

Download a flyer for this event here.

This event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fredericksburg Interfaith Council, CVTV, Fredericksburg Fair Grounds, Fredericksburg SPCA and VA Runner.

A True Sports Legends Event

Where: Spotsylvania Towne Centre (Center Court)
When: Saturday, September 27th 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Come meet these true sports legends in the center court and help support the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank’s Food 4 Families Program:

  • Jeff Reed – Super Bowl XL 7 XLIII Champion from the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Bob Dandridge – 2 Time NBA Champion from the Milwaukee Bucks & Washington Bullets/Wizards
  • Yvon (Ivan) Labre – Washington Capitals legend who’s jersey number 7 has been officially retired by the team.

Individual autograph tickets on these sports legends is $25 each or a super ticket (1 autograph from each legend) is $60. Tickets are now on sale at the Leader In Sports online store here. Mail orders are welcome for this event. Advance ticket sales end Wednesday, September 24th.

For mail order information visit Leader In Sports Public Signings Page.

For more information on this event keep an eye on Leader In Sports’ Facebook page and website.

CFC Kick Off Events

2014-09-09 001 2014-09-09 002The RUW Combined Federal Campaign events have begun. Tuesday, the Quantico CFC kicked off at the Russell Knox Building to highlight Rappahannock United Way charities that benefit the CFC donations. Thank you Combined Federal Campaign

Food-4-Families Stock The School Pantry Food Drive

S_Logo_HorizontalThis year, due to a large grant and commitment to end childhood hunger from the Giant Our Family Foundation, the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (FAFB) is partnering with the school system to provide Food-4-Families.

The Food-4-Families program is a way to help not only the child but the entire family with supplemental food. A food pantry is established on-site at participating schools with food and storage items provided by the FAFB. As the schools determine a family in need, the school officials can help the family select items from the Food-4-Families pantry to allow them to prepare healthy family meals for 2-3 days until the family can get to a community pantry.

Please join us for the Food-4-Families Stock the School Pantry Food Drive on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 – 3:00 at the Giant Food 5650 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Download a copy of the flyer here.

500 Miles in 5 Days

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Amos Desjardin stopped by the FAFB earlier this week on his way to running 500 Miles in 5 Days to raise hunger awareness.  At this point on day four of his run, it would be as if Amos had run 9 Boston or Marine Corps marathons back to back.  Amos did that and still had time to come to the food bank and meet with our President and CEO Oya Oliver and then run with a group of area runners at the VA Runner Aid Station in Central Park.  I am in awe…we are all in awe… thank you Amos and all of your support crew for making this possible.

AARP VA 2014 Grocery Store Challenge Statewide Event

September 8 – 15, 2014

Hunger in Virginia is an all-time high. Nearly 12% of Virginians — 912,790 people — do not know where their next meal will come from. Food drives help to restock the shelves of food pantries and food banks when the economy, rising prices and medical costs are chipping away at the dollars people have left to purchase food. We Need Your Help! Organizing a food drive is a fast and immediate way to help people in your community.
Last year, volunteers like you collected 10,945 pounds of food which was donated to various food pantries and food banks across Virginia! AARP Virginia asks you to join us in the 2014 Community Food Drive during the week of September 8 ? 15. With your help, last year we collect over 125,000 pounds of food across Virginia and we know together we can do it again.
How Can You Make A Direct Impact? Volunteers are pitching in to help collect food to restock the shelves of food pantries and food banks. Over the past five years, we have learned that the easiest and fastest way to collect a higher number of pounds of food is for volunteers to participate as a member of a local Grocery Store Challenge Team.

The Spotsylvania Sheriff’s Dept is hosting food drives at area Giants, Food Lions, Walmarts and possibly Wegman’s to collect food for us during this challenge.

FAFB Receives $21,000 BJ’s Grant

FAFB Receives $21,000 BJ’s Grant to Benefit our Partner Agencies

image004In celebration of 30 years of giving back to the community and in support of Hunger Action Month, BJ’s Charitable Foundation is providing 30 grants of $21,000 each to food banks to build agency capacity directly related to the acquisition, storage, and distribution of perishable food, through the purchase of tangible equipment/assets.

The FAFB is happy to announce as a recipient of one such grant that all 74 partner agency pantries and program partners will have the opportunity to directly benefit from this grant funding. See http://www.fredfood.org for more information during Hunger Action Month.

Go Orange Today!

ON HUNGER ACTION DAY, TURN ORANGE FOR HUNGER RELIEF!
On Thursday, September 4, 2014, we kick off our month-long effort to turn the nation orange in support of hunger-relief. We encourage everyone to play a role and show your support by wearing orange! Show your support online too! Change your Facebook and Twitter profile orange.

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