Walt Disney Company to Strengthen Produce Program

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Receives $15,000 Grant from The Walt Disney Company to Strengthen Produce Program

Food Bank Receives Grant to Purchase Cooler to Store Fresh Produce

Fredericksburg, VA (Jan 18, 2017) – The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank has been awarded a $15,000 grant from The Walt Disney Company to strengthen the Produce Program, in order to promote the well-being of children and families who struggle with hunger.  The food bank will be using this money to purchase a drive-in cooler exclusively for the storage of fresh produce.  According to the FRFB Agency and Programs Director, Mishelle Krogstad, “This grant will help the FRFB increase our ability to store produce and keep it fresh, therefore distributing more nutritious food to hungry families and children and the community.”

The food bank serves as the charitable food distribution center for 69 non-profit and faith-based organizations throughout Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, the City of Fredericksburg, and Locust Grove.  Sourcing local produce is the heart of the food bank’s Produce Program, providing emergency food distribution through forty one on-site school pantries to allow families to obtain healthy food and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) information in a safe and friendly environment.  Oya Oliver, FRFB President and CEO stated, “We are very grateful for Disney’s commitment to the children and families living in our community.  As our communities grow, the need increases, and with the help of organizations like Disney, the FRFB is able to assist in the alleviation of hunger.  We are especially grateful for the financial support that will allow us to provide healthy foods to those living in remote areas; in particular school aged children, the elderly, the disabled, and families who must face hunger on a daily basis.”

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About Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank – Serving Planning District 16 which includes the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, the City of Fredericksburg, and Locust Grove. The food bank secures and distributes more than 3.9 million pounds of donated food and grocery products annually. The FRFB provides support for 70 local charitable agencies, operating more than 160 programs including emergency shelters, food pantries, Food for Life senior feeding , the Mobile Pantry program, Club Kids after school snack program,  Food-4-Families School Pantry program and the Kids on the Go Summer Feeding. For more information on the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, please visit http://www.fredfood.org

CANstruction 2017

This years CANstruction “Driving Out Hunger” was a smashing hit! A total of 21,625 pounds of food and $757 were collected equaling 19,235 meals that we can provide to those in need within our community. Thank you to everyone who made this years event possible. Without all of your hard work and support non of […]

Wells Fargo Grant

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Receives $2,675 Grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to Support the Food for Life
Food Bank Receives Grant to Purchase Fresh Produce and Healthy Food for Seniors

Fredericksburg, VA (Jan 17, 2016) – The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank has been awarded a $2,675 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to provide food and produce for the Food for Life program. According to the FRFB Agency and Programs Director, Mishelle Krogstad, “This grant will allow us to provide nutritious, supplemental food assistance to the elderly of our community, who are living on a limited income.”

The food bank serves as the charitable food distribution center for 69 non-profit and faith-based organizations throughout Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, the City of Fredericksburg, and Locust Grove. The FFL program provides a box of nutritious food each month to the low-income elderly of our community, supplementing their nutritional requirements. Oya Oliver, FRFB President and CEO stated, “We are very thankful that this gift from the Wells Fargo Foundation will help us provide healthy food to our seniors.  Daily we come in contact with elderly who live on such tight budgets that they have a hard time finding funds to pay for food and other essentials of daily living.  This gift will help to alleviate the stress that their living situations create.”

Jingle Belly Fun Run

The 3rd Annual Jingle Belly Fun Run at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank was a great success.  Runners of all ages hit the track along with Mr. and Mrs. Clause to help jingle off some of that holiday belly.
Race Winners:
1st – Dan Morris
2nd – David Ashai
3rd – Charlotte Kolodgie
Our volunteers did a great job transforming the FRFB warehouse and the track to ensure a fun time for all.  Thank you to all the volunteers for all you do each day and all you did to make the event such a success.
A huge thank you goes out to our sponsors Wegmans, Woodforest Bank, McCottry Innovation Labs and Scott Financial Services.  We also know that an event is not the same without a safe location and wonderful music so we also want to say thank you to the Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy for allowing us to use their facilities and Mike Neville and Kayla Taylor from Thunder 104.5 for providing the prize wheel, cowbells for cheering, and great holiday music.
Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday season…

Leader In Sports Football Auction

B101.5 has teamed up with Leader In Sports to raise money for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank’s Food-4-Families program this holiday season.

Leader In Sports has provided B101.5 with five (5) autographed items ranging from football’s and jerseys to a Texas stadium seat back, all signed by some of the NFL’s Hall of Famer’s. 100% of all the proceeds will go to the FRFB’s Food-4-Families program.

Each week day morning between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., starting Monday, December 5th, 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 wins.

Auction Items

  • December 5th – Dallas Cowboy, Tony Dorsett, autographed football
  • December 6th – Autographed Redskins Jersey (Joe Theismann)
  • December 7th – Autographed Steelers Jersey (Jack Lambert)
  • December 8th – Dallas Cowboys Seat Back (18 signatures)
  • December 9th – Autographed Redskins Legends Football (40 signatures)

 

Latter-Day Saints Day to Serve 2016

The Church of Jesus Christ Latter-Day Saints had another wonderful Day to Serve event this year.  A total of 5 Wards collected food for the FRFB for distribution to the hungry during this years Day to Serve.  Beginning in September, the Chancellor, Spotsylvania, Massaponax, Rappahannock, and White Oak Wards began hosting food drives and collecting canned food items to help meet the needs of those struggling with food insecurity.
On behalf of all those you helped through service the FRFB would like to thank:
  • LDS Massaponax Ward – Bishop Meppan, 366 pounds provides 305 meals
  • LDS Spotsylvania Ward – Bishop Andrews, 1,076 pounds provides 897 meals
  • LDS Rappahannock Ward – Bishop Jenkins & Edmonds, 856 pounds provides 713 meals
  • LDS White Oak Ward – Bishop Bylund, 1,042 pounds provides 868 meals
  • LDS Chancellor Ward – Nancy Cole & Kids, 6,196 pounds provides 5,163 meals

This year’s Day to Serve total equals 7,946 meals that will be provided to those in need in our community.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this Day to Serve for being willing to serve and serving so graciously.

Canstruction 2017

Canstruction is coming to the Spotsylvania Towne Centre January 12-16, 2017

On Thursday, January 12 the Spotsylvania Towne Centre will begin the transformation as teams from throughout Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George and the City of Fredericksburg and Locust Grove will begin building.

Students, veterans, community, and business leaders with the help of engineers, architects, contractors, and designers will form 5-person teams to build sculptures out of canned goods depicting how one can make a difference in the lives of the hungry right here in our community.

FORM YOUR TEAM NOW – YOU MUST REGISTER BEFORE January 6, 2017

All proceeds benefit the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.

Winners will be announced at the official awards ceremony on Monday, Jan 16, 207

Click here to Register

BAND Together To Fight Hunger

A showcase of marching band talent to benefit the FRFB presented by Stafford County’s High School Marching Bands at Mountain View High School in the Football Field on Monday, November 7th. Gates open at 5:30 PM and the first band will perform at 7:00 PM. Donations of non-perishable food or cash donations are gladly accepted. Online donations can be made here.

Marching bands from Brooke Point, Colonial Forge, Mountain View, North Stafford & Stafford High Schools will perform. In case of rain BAND Together will be held on Monday, November 14th.

Download a flyer here.

Jingle Belly Fun Run

Join us and fellow Jingle Bellies at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank in all our fun holiday finery as we fun run/walk the 1 mile track next door at the Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy, our wonderful neighbors are graciously allowing us to use their track again for the race this year.

After the run we invite you to walk over to the food bank, where local high schools have helped with decorations, to enjoy a mug of cocoa, listen to some music, maybe fly a mini-drone, create a craft, take a tour, and sample delicious treats.

As a special treat, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance and there will be free photo opportunities, so bring your camera.

Date: Saturday, December 10th
Time: 8:00 am Registration | 9:00 am Fun Run
Location: 3631 Lee Hill Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Cost: $20 per person. Groups of 3 or more $18 per person. Children 3 and under are Free
** All registrants over 4 will receive a t-shirt. Additional t-shirts are available for purchase online**

Click Here to Register for the Jingle Belly Fun Run.


Sponsorship Opportunities

There are 3 sponsorship levels:

  • Jingle Belly Shirt Sponsor: As a shirt sponsor, for a donation of $350, your name or the logo of your company will be featured prominently on the back of the shirt, letting the community know you are helping to care for the area hungry.
    You will be featured in the radio and social media advertising, as well as at the event throughout the day.
    You will also have one drone of your choosing named to represent your organization in the Mini-Drone Jingle Belly Flight Event.
  • Jingle Belly Flight Sponsor: You become a Jingle Belly Flight Sponsor when you donate $125 to the event by December 1. A mini-drone of your choosing will be named to represent your organization in the Mini-Drone Jingle Belly Flight Event.
    Our wonderful neighbors at the Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy are graciously allowing us to use their track again for the race, the local high schools are helping with decorations, and we will even provide free cookies and cocoa to participants.
    As a special treat, Mr. and Mrs. Claus will make an appearance and there will be free photo opportunities, so bring your camera.
  • Jingle Belly Food Sponsor: You become a food sponsor through donations of healthy food to the FRFB. For food donations in excess of 400 pounds of food received by December 1, your name or the logo of your company will be featured prominently on the back of the Jingle Belly shirt and announced at the event.

Monetary Sponsorship can be made Online.
Additionally, these sponsorship’s can be made by mail or in person by filling out this form.