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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.

Stayin’ Alive with Hands-Only CPR

Learn to save a life in 30 minutes with FREE Hands-Only CPR classes

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

424,000 Americans fell victim to Cardiac Arrest last year outside of a hospital, and fewer than 45,000 victims survived (10.4%).

Join the American Heart Association to learn the basic steps to save a life. The Kit contains a CPR manikin & Instructional DVD to share the lifesaving lesson with your office, family & friends.

Please RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/mnz9hkp or scan the QR code on the flyer with your smart phone!

Participants will receive a FREE CPR Anytime Kit with their pledge to train at least 4 other people!

Supper With Santa & Holiday Workshop

The Kids’ Station 14th Annual Supper With Santa & Holiday Workshop will be Friday, December 5 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

$4 per person
Supper includes: Pancakes, Sausage & Juice
Please make checks payable to: Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

Tickets on Sale November 7 through December 5
Bring the Whole Family
No Tickets Sold at the Door
Call (540) 741-3740

Santa arrives at 5:15pm

Adventure Brewing Holiday Food Drive

This holiday season Adventure Brewing wants to give back to the community by participating in a food drive. Their goal is to donate two kegs tall and two planks full of goods to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Follow them on Facebook to check out their progress.

Download a flyer with a list of most needed items.

Leader In Sports Football Auction

December 8 – 12, 2014
Benefiting the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

Chris & Dee from B101.5 have teamed up with Leader In Sports to raise money for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank for the Food-4-Families program this holiday season.

Leader In Sports has provided Chris & Dee with five (5) autographed items ranging from football’s and jersey’s to a Sports Illustrated magazine, all signed by some of the NFL’s Hall of Famer’s…Joe Montana, John Riggins, Jack Lambert, Ron Woodson and Ed ‘Too Tall’ Jones. 100% of all the proceeds will go to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Each week day morning, starting Monday, December 8, Chris & Dee will open up the phones for you to bid on that day’s item. When the auction begins, call 1-800-685-1015 or 540-899-1015 to place your bid. The highest bid at the end of the auction win.

About the Food-4-Families Program
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 Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. As the schools determine a family is 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.

Will Swim For Food

WSFFSpencer Mahon will swim a mile in 50 degree water to raise money for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank on December 13th. You may be familiar with this fundraiser because her brother Griffin participated in Will Swim For Food for the last two years and now that he’s off to college Spencer wants her turn!

What is Will Swim for Food?

Will Swim for Food is a fundraiser, created to help alleviate hunger in local communities. Held in Santa Cruz, CA swimmers raise money to donate to food banks and swim around the Santa Cruz pier, about a mile, in 50-degree water. This year’s swim is December 13th – one of the coldest days of the year!

Download Will Swim For Food flyer

Donate to Spencer’s Will Swim For Food page (If you donate $150 or more online, you will be shipped a duck that you can decorate – Spencer will then be towing that duck along with her during the swim)

4th Annual Band Together to Fight Hunger

Monday night the stands at Mountain View High School were alive with the sound of music as the 4th Annual Band Together to Fight Hunger was in full swing. We want to thank all those that participated in this great event and for all of the community donations.

Here are some of the exceptional business partners donating to help our students as we Band Together to Fight Hunger

Dr. Elizabeth Attreed, DDS $500

Kohl’s Care for Kids $500 (Megan Hayward & Victoria Naushutz)

Stafford Lakes Village Walmart $1,000 Theresa Breeden & Miriam Mensah

Ferry Farm Walmart $1,000 Judy Newton & C E Lutz

Food Lion $1,500 & a Food Drop of 1,293.51 lbs of food

  • Sherry Rittenour – Director of Operations for Fredericksburg
  • Store Managers: Tanya Koska, James Spenser, Tia Williamson, and George Delarosa

Over $4,500 and 5,931 pounds of food were raised tonight to provide over 15,000 meals to the hungry of our community.

A very special thank you goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher, WDF, Inc. trucking for loading and transporting all of the food to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Awesome!

Thank you to Karen Bingham for organizing this year’s event and Julie McDonald for lending her guidance and expertise to make this year such a success.

 

Thank you to the Stafford Board of Supervisors and School Board members for their time and dedicated efforts to our community and for participating in this great event.

Together we can end hunger!

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