Creating A Hunger Free Community

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!

Jingle Belly Fun Run

JingleBellyRunRace Details: 1 mile fun run with multiple heats run by gender and age to be determined by the number of registered participants. (Fun run course is loacted at the Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy next door). First heat starts at 3:30pm

There will be music, face painting, race awards, prizes for the best costumes and all runners receive a commemorative ceramic mug for post race cocoa and refreshments. Mugs available while supplies last.

Awards: Given to top male and female in each age group. Age groups will be determined by the number of registered participants.

Parking: There is some parking at the FAFB. The overflow parking will be athe RRCJA parking lot next door the evening of Saturday, December 13, to allow adequate parking for families to come to the FAFB and participate in a fun run.

Directions to Race: From 1-95, merge on to VA 3-East exit 130A towards Fredericksburg. In 2.9 miles merge onto US-17 Bus S/VA-2 toward Tappahannock/Bowling Green. In 1.4 miles turn right on to Lee Hill Drive. Proceed to the end of the industrial park and 3631 Lee Hill Drive is at the end of the cul-de-sac.

Register Today!

“Thanks for Giving” Blood Drive

November 22nd – 23rd 5th Annual “Thanks for Giving!” Blood Drives

Both drives located in front of the Food court at the Spotsylvnia Towne Centre. SimVentions will donate a $10 gift card to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank for EVERY pint of blood collected!

Free Red Cross giveaways for ALL donors, while supplies last!

Chick-fil-A (Free chucken sandwich gift cards on Saturday)
Menchie’s (Coupons for a free yogurt on Sunday)

Remember to drink plenty of water, eat a good meal, and bring a photo ID

Saturday, November 22nd 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, November 23rd 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

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.

Complete Gives – Food Drive




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.

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