Jingle Belly Fun Run

Join us and fellow Jingle Bellies at the 4th Annual Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Jingle Belly Fun Run as we fun run/walk the 1 mile track at the   Rappahannock Criminal Justice Academy in all our fun holiday finery.                

 Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017

 Where: 3631 Lee Hill Drive Fredericksburg, VA 22408

 Time: Registration check in begins at 8:00 am 

 Fun Run begins at 9:00

After the run, we invite you to join us at the food bank to receive your Jingle Belly t-shirt, sip some cocoa, kids face painting, jump in the bouncy house, create a craft, and enjoy some treats. Remember to bring a camera for photos.

Online Registration: www.fredfood.org  (begins 10/27/2017)

  $25 per person or $20 each for groups of 3 or more

SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE: Contact Dayna Klein dklein@fredfood.org

7th Annual Band Together to Fight Hunger Showcase

Attention Music Lovers! Marching Band Students across Stafford County are once again Banding Together to Fight Hunger in our community. On Monday, November 6th at 7 pm, with an rain date of November 13, our own talented musicians from Brooke Point, Colonial Forge, Mountain View, North Stafford, and Stafford High Schools will “BAND Together to Fight Hunger” through a showcase of instrumental talent.  For one night only, over 400 kids will perform on the Mountain View football field to show what is possible when the greater community works together to provide food assistance to those in need.  Last year this event provided 28,000 meals for our community!

You all are cordially invited to attend this exciting 7th annual event on Monday night, November 6th.   Mountain View High School is located at 2135 Mountain View Road in Stafford. Gates will open at 5:30 pm with a wide offering of concessions provided. Non-perishable food item donations are suggested.  Monetary donations are also happily accepted.  Come have dinner, hear the Sounds of Stafford’s finest, and participate in a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and provide food back to the hungry right here in our own community.

If you’re interested in being a business partner with this event or would like more information please contact: BandTogetherStafford@gmail.com. All business partners donating $500 or more will join us on field for a Big Check Presentation prior to the Grand Finale.

There is a Real Possibility Seniors are at it Again!

Our local Fredericksburg Chapter AARP 3396 is working hard to end hunger.  Again this year they partnered with our friends at Giant Food, RAAA Partners in Aging and Mental Health America to collect over 3,200 pounds and over $490 to help the hungry of our community.  This is always such a great success and we would like to thank all those that participated but especially Marietta D’Ostilio for her tireless efforts putting everything together, for organizing the volunteers, and keeping an eye on all the details that make this annual food drive such a success.  Thank you!

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LDS Chancellor Ward Day to Serve

The Chancellor Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (LDS) was out in force on what can only be described as Month to Serve.  Working with the LDS youth group and the Boy Scouts, two area stores to include Giant Harrison Crossing and Central Park Walmart really helped to make the difference.   When all of the in person, cash and gift card donations were added to the online virtual food drive donations, this year’s Day to Serve was the largest ever for the Chancellor Ward – 8,076 pounds of food to provide over 6,700 meals. What a MONTH of Service Chancellor Ward…thank you!

McDonald’s is Kicking-Off Band Together to Fight Hunger

All six Stafford area McDonald’s will be collection sites for this year’s Band Together to Fight Hunger Celebration!

From October 18th through November 6th, when you bring in a non-perishable donation you can choose to receive either a cookie or a cone at area McDonald’s while supplies last.

For the 7th year, Band Together to Fight Hunger will bring together marching bands from across Stafford County. Join us on Monday, November 6th at 7 pm, with a rain date of November 13, as our own talented musicians from Brooke Point, Colonial Forge, Mountain View, North Stafford, and Stafford High Schools “BAND Together to Fight Hunger” through a showcase of instrumental talent.  For one night only, over 400 kids will perform on the Mountain View football field to show what is possible when the greater community works together to provide food assistance to those in need.  Last year this event provided 28,000 meals for our community!  This year our goal is 30,000 meals and with your help, we know we can do it.

Mountain View High School is located at 2135 Mountain View Road in Stafford. Gates will open at 5:30 pm with a wide offering of concessions provided. Non-perishable food item donations are suggested.  Monetary donations are also happily accepted.  Come have dinner, hear the sounds of Stafford’s finest, and participate in a 50/50 raffle. All proceeds benefit the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and provide food back to the hungry right here in our own community.

Our Feds Feed Lots of Families

Feds Feed Families USDASara Baucher (pictured) from the USDA was the first official Feds Feed Families donor to kick off this year’s donation process with 120 pounds of beautiful produce in June.  

Throughout the summer we received donations from AEGIS BMD Missile Defense Agency in Dahlgren in the amount of 1,642 pounds, Defense Security Service in Quantico in the amount of 1,228 pounds and the Department of Defense / OUSPI in the amount of 839 pounds.  We then had to add the 768 pounds received from the Strategic Acquisition Center in Fredericksburg, the 299 pounds from the USDA in Fredericksburg , the Stafford DMV contribution of 65 pounds and the Department of US Treasury/IRS in Fredericksburg providing 79 pounds.  We closed the summer out strong with donations of 83 pounds from the Social Security office in Fredericksburg and a generous contribution from the NBIB-OPM in Stafford providing 333 pounds.  When you add all the Feds collected you will see they provided 5,456 pounds of food which will provide 4,547 meals to feed families.

Pop… Pop… Hooray!

Sweet IzzysSweet Izzy’s Kettle Corn donated a portion of their August sales to the FRFB to help the hungry of our community.  Sweet Izzy’s yummy kettle corn sales at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center and the Gordon Road Commuter Lot Farmer’s Markets generated $505.00 to help the hungry of our community.   Thank you Sweet Izzy’s for supporting locally sourced treats and helping provide 1,010 meals to hungry neighbors.