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Cancun Margarita Give Back Thursday

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Rudy from Cancun Margarita presents Dayna Klein from the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank with a check for $400.00 from their Give Back Thursday Blake Esse concert to benefit the FAFB that Cancun Margarita hosted last week.  According to Rudy, the check represents the $271.50 collected from patrons “and the rest we put in to make the total.”

The evening was a wonderful success and according to Dayna, “Blake did an awesome job and really rocked the house.”  This $400 will allow the FAFB to provide 1,200 meals to the hungry of our community.  What a great way to give back on Thursday or any day…thank you Cancun Margarita!

CANstruction 2015 Results

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The Fredericksburg Area Food Bank would like to thank all our teams for participating in CANstruction.

Thank you to the Spotsylvania Towne Centre and Amanda Carmody for being willing to allow us to take over the mall for yet another weekend.  Thank you all.

We would also like to thank Costco for the use of their dock and John Sims for all of his assistance and hard work in making CANstruction such a success.

Thank you to B101.5 and Kristen, Bill, Sean, Ted and Chris for all of the wonderful media and for Buzzy being so darn cute…you guys made the event such fun!

A very special thank you to Mr. Jonathan Saufley, Learn and Serve coordinator at North Stafford High and all of his Learn and Serve volunteers that did an AWESOME job working tirelessly to receive donations, distribute tickets and build with the kids…thank you!

Last but certainly not least, thank you, thank you, thank you to Cynthia Lucero-Chavez  Community Involvement Specialist Stafford County Public Schools /CANstruction Co-Chair for your tireless dedication to all the details, t-shirts, paperwork, coffee and canstructing…thank you for a great third year…

Cancun Margarita Live Music Event

margaritabarCIn honor of #GiveBackThursdays, Cancun Margarita is hosting a 2015 Kickoff with country music star Blake Esse performing live on January 15th, 6pm – 9pm.

20% of all sales will be donated to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Download a flyer for this event here.

Rosner Automotive Check Presentation

Rosner Automotive Group Check Presentation with Clay Huber 2015-01-05 007Clay Huber, President of the Rosner Automotive Group stopped by the FAFB this week to present our President & CEO, Oya Oliver, with a check for $2,520.  The Rosner Automotive Group recently held a raffle with all proceeds to benefit the Fredericksburg Food Bank.  Thanks to the generous donations from Rosner employees and friends, the hungry of our community will now benefit from the 7,560 meals this donation will provide.  Starting the New Year well…thank you Rosner family.

Addison Everett’s 3rd Annual Birthday Food & Funds Drive

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Addison Everett, a second grader at Hugh Mercer Elementary, is turning 8 on January 27, and she is celebrating by holding her 3rd Annual Food and Funds Drive to help the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Before her 6th birthday, Addison saw a commercial on the Disney channel that talked about a girl who collected shoes for a village. Ever since she saw it, she has been asking to “help people” for her birthday because “she has a lot of stuff and some people have none.” After touring the food bank during her first donation drop off, Addison decided to make giving back part of her birthday tradition.

She is hoping to grow the amount of food she collects each year as she grows bigger. Last year, she collected 1,341 lbs. of food. According to Addison, we need to “tell people who will tell people who will tell more people so everyone can help.”

To Donate Online To Addison’s Food & Funds Drive Click Here.

To View A List Of Our Most Needed Items Click Here

Donations can be dropped off at these locations:

  • PawnKing, Rt 3 West, Fredericksburg
  • MVP Awards, Rt 3 East, South Stafford
  • Mason Dixon Cafe, 2100 Princess Anne St, Downtown Fredericksburg
  • Therapy Toolbox, 725 Jackson St #211, Downtown Fredericksburg
  • Fredericksburg Studio of the Arts, Five Mile Fork
  • Ferry Farm Baptist Preschool (for church and preschool members only)

Private pick up can be arranged by emailing addisonfooddrive@gmail.com

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We Had Fun at the Jingle Belly Fun Run

The bellies were jiggling with laughter and joy at the First Annual Jingle Belly Fun Run on Saturday.  The FAFB would like to thank the 63 friends, participants and volunteers who came out to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank on this beautiful day to walk, run, decorate cookies, take a tour, make Grinch K’Bobs, drink cocoa and decorate ornaments.  A fun time was had by all and per the many requests by attendees at the event we will begin planning the Second Annual Jingle Belly Fun Run for the same time next year.

Make This Holiday Memorable

Families that depend on Feeding America food banks receive less than one gallon of milk per person, per year. Make this holiday memorable and give the gift of milk to those in need. For every share of this video, a gallon of milk will be donated to a local food bank. http://bit.ly/elholiday

Bowen Group Check Presentation

Bowen Group Check Presentation at Kenmore Inn 2014 2014-12-12 002Friday night the Kenmore Inn was the beautiful backdrop for the Bowen Group holiday party and check presentation ceremony.  The Bowen Group is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business providing professional management services and operational support to the federal government and they take service to our country and community seriously.  Pictured are President Deborah Mayberry and CEO Thomas Mayberry as they present a check to Dayna Klein, Major Gifts and Grants Manager for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.  This donation along with their monthly contributions to the food bank will provide food to over 18,000 of our neighbors that are struggling with hunger and food insecurity.  What a wonderful holiday event and great way to provide assistance to those in need.  Thank you Bowen Group.

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