Action Alert!

On September 30, the child nutrition bill will expire, and we need your help to convince Congress to get to work and make passing a strong child nutrition bill that invests in our nation’s children a priority. We need your voice to join the thousands of advocates calling Congress today as part of our Child […]

The Great American Milk Drive

Great American Milk Drive

  Every summer when schools let out, more than 22 million children lose access to milk’s nutrition. This June, Stop&Shop, Martin’s and Giant customers will have the opportunity to help change that with The Great American Milk Drive – a program that provides milk to families struggling with hunger all across the country. Each time […]

Fight Hunger. Spark Change.

FightingHunger_logo_RGBThis fall, Walmart is asking their customers, associates, supplier partners and the general public to join together to fight hunger and spark change toward a better future. This will be done through the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign and through Walmart associate engagement.

Walmart Fight Hunger. Spark Change. Campaign – Fall 2014

Through the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign (formerly known as “Fighting Hunger Together”), the public can participate in a voting campaign to determine which Feeding America food banks will receive funding awards from Walmart. The campaign runs from September 15th (12:01 am EDT) to October 5th (11:59 pm EDT). At the conclusion of the voting campaign, the 50 food banks receiving the most votes will each receive a funding award of $60,000 (total funding = $3 million). The campaign will be supported by in store marketing, digital advertising, social media and traditional PR.

Customers and associates may cast one daily vote for a participating Feeding America food bank by visiting www.walmart.com/fighthunger.

U9 FASA Boy’s Soccer Fall Fundraiser

This Saturday come out to the U9 FASA Boy’s Soccer Fall Fundraiser from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Zoan Baptist Church located at 5888 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg VA.

Vender Expo, Rummage Sale, Bake Sale, 50/50 Raffle, Door Prizes & Food!!

Every shopper gets a FREE raffle ticket for a chance to win a gift valued at $25 or a gift certificate to shop with one of the vendors!

When you come out, bring some non-perishable food items to donate to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Download a flyer for this event here.

Run For Food 5K & Paws In Time Dog Walk

Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Fredericksburg Fair Grounds

The 6th annual Run For Food 5k will be benefiting the FAFB and the inaugural Paws In Time Dog Walk will be benefiting the Fredericksburg SPCA.

Entry Donation:

  • Non-perishable food items for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank
  • Dog or Cat food for the Fredericksburg SPCA

Join the Fun at the CVTV Launch Party & Day to Serve Community Projects

  • 7:00 am – Registration Opens (Pre-register online at runforfood5k.org)
  • 8:00 am – 5k Race Begins
  • 9:00 am – CVTV launch party starts, DAY TO SERVE community projects underway (see service project list at runforfood5k.org)
  • 11:00 am – Dog walk and costume contest begins

Download a flyer for this event here.

This event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Fredericksburg Interfaith Council, CVTV, Fredericksburg Fair Grounds, Fredericksburg SPCA and VA Runner.

A True Sports Legends Event

Where: Spotsylvania Towne Centre (Center Court)
When: Saturday, September 27th 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Come meet these true sports legends in the center court and help support the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank’s Food 4 Families Program:

  • Jeff Reed – Super Bowl XL 7 XLIII Champion from the Pittsburgh Steelers
  • Bob Dandridge – 2 Time NBA Champion from the Milwaukee Bucks & Washington Bullets/Wizards
  • Yvon (Ivan) Labre – Washington Capitals legend who’s jersey number 7 has been officially retired by the team.

Individual autograph tickets on these sports legends is $25 each or a super ticket (1 autograph from each legend) is $60. Tickets are now on sale at the Leader In Sports online store here. Mail orders are welcome for this event. Advance ticket sales end Wednesday, September 24th.

For mail order information visit Leader In Sports Public Signings Page.

For more information on this event keep an eye on Leader In Sports’ Facebook page and website.

CFC Kick Off Events

2014-09-09 001 2014-09-09 002The RUW Combined Federal Campaign events have begun. Tuesday, the Quantico CFC kicked off at the Russell Knox Building to highlight Rappahannock United Way charities that benefit the CFC donations. Thank you Combined Federal Campaign

FAFB Receives $21,000 BJ’s Grant

FAFB Receives $21,000 BJ’s Grant to Benefit our Partner Agencies

image004In celebration of 30 years of giving back to the community and in support of Hunger Action Month, BJ’s Charitable Foundation is providing 30 grants of $21,000 each to food banks to build agency capacity directly related to the acquisition, storage, and distribution of perishable food, through the purchase of tangible equipment/assets.

The FAFB is happy to announce as a recipient of one such grant that all 74 partner agency pantries and program partners will have the opportunity to directly benefit from this grant funding. See http://www.fredfood.org for more information during Hunger Action Month.

Food Banks Compete in Membership Drive for the U.S. Food Waste Challenge

The USDA is joining with Feeding America to launch a friendly competition among the nation’s food banks to sign up the most participants in the U.S. Food Waste Challenge.  The food bank that registers the most donors as participants in the U.S. Food Waste Challenge will be honored in an event hosted by the Department of Agriculture.  The competition runs from July 22 to August 30.

Food Banks can get their donors and partners to join the competition by signing up for the U.S. Food Waste Challenge on Feeding America’s website.

The U.S. Food Waste Challenge, which was inaugurated in June 2013 by USDA and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, calls on businesses and organizations across the country to join the effort to reduce food waste in the United States. The goal of the U.S. Food Waste Challenge is to lead a fundamental shift in how we think about and manage food and food waste in this country. To join the Challenge, participants list the activities they will undertake to help reduce, recover, or recycle food waste in their operations. The Challenge includes a goal of 400 partners by 2015 and 1,000 by 2020.

Food waste is roughly estimated at between 30-40 percent of the U.S. food supply.  By reducing this waste, we can help ease pressure on our precious natural resources and feed families in need.  Food producers, manufactures, and retailers are stepping up to do just that.  Feeding America estimates that food donations supplied 2.7 billion meals to its clientele in 2010.

By joining the U.S. Food Waste Challenge, businesses that donate to the nation’s food banks are adding their voice to the growing movement to reduce food waste and keep wholesome food where it belongs; on someone’s plate.  By signing up their donors, food banks are adding their voice to the growing movement to reduce the disgraceful prevalence of food waste and food insecurity existing side-by-side.

If your organization, company, or school is engaging in activities that reduces, recovers, or recycles food waste then we want you to join the U.S. Food Waste Challenge too.  Sign up here – it takes less than 5 minutes.

To receive email updates about USDA’s food waste activities sign up here.

– See more at: http://blogs.usda.gov/2014/07/22/food-banks-compete-in-membership-drive-for-the-u-s-food-waste-challenge/#sthash.LqIdi3HU.dpuf