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.

Go Orange!

Today is National Wear Orange Day! Everyone here at the FAFB will be going orange today and we’d love it if you went orange with us too.

How can you Go Orange?

  • Wear orange! An orange tie, an orange scarf, or going orange from head to toe, any pop of color counts
  • Display a Hunger Action Month or Go Orange Flyer in your home or office
  • Change the lightbulbs of your home or office orange
  • Blog or post about hunger in our community
  • Tweet or Instagram your Orange Photos using the hashtag #HungerAction and #GoOrange
  • Go Orange virtually on your social networks! Change your profile or cover photos orange.

 

Hunger Action Month

September is Hunger Action Month – working together to raise awareness on hunger in America

More than 50 million people in the US face hunger; wear orange to show your support on Sept. 5th

FREDERICKSBURG AREA FOOD BANK, FREDERICKSBURG, VA (Sept. 3, 2013) – Hunger advocates from Fredericksburg and across the country will be wearing orange on September 5 in an effort to raise awareness of the more than 50 million people in the US who face hunger. It’s just one of the many awareness events taking place throughout the month of September in recognition of Feeding America’s Hunger Action Month – a month-long campaign to help end hunger in our country.

Starting Sept. 1, the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and other food banks in the Feeding America network will kick off Hunger Action Month by holding events throughout the country to inspire people to take action to help the millions of people who are food insecure in the United States.

Events include food drives, funds drives, wearing orange to work day, changing your Facebook page to orange, businesses across the country lighting up their buildings orange (the symbolic color of hunger), and food packing events at food banks across the country. Thousands of volunteers are expected to participate in food bank activities throughout the US and here in our community.

The issue of hunger is of particular importance now when 1 in 6 people in the United States are at risk of hunger. Nationally, there are more than 50 million people who struggle with hunger – including 16.7 million children.

At the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, we are committed to ending child hunger. Through effective and innovative programs we are filing the gaps to ensure that children have access to nutritious food at times when they need it most.

Here in Planning District 16, over 30,000 people struggle with hunger everyday including 36% of our school age children who qualify for free/reduced meals.

“It’s a shame that in the ‘land of plenty’ we have neighbors and friends who have to worry about where they will get their next meal,” said Bob Aiken, CEO of Feeding America. “By raising awareness and working together, we can solve hunger.”

Among the events taking place across the country, include:

  • Hunger Action Day – wear orange to support hunger awareness (Sept. 5)
  • Light up for hunger. Buildings around the country will be lighting up orange throughout the month to show their support. (Examples include Houston City Hall, Chase Tower in Phoenix, Sundance Square in Ft. Worth, TX)
  • Jeff Gordon’s race car will display a “Hunger Action Month” sticker on it during a nationally broadcast (ABC-TV) race at the Richmond International Raceway, thanks to a partnership with AARP Foundation. (Sept. 7)

To learn more about Hunger Action Month, please visit www.fredfood.org or www.hungeractionmonth.org


Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank – Serving the 320,000 residents of Planning District 16 which includes the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George,  Caroline and the city of Fredericksburg, as well as neighboring communities.  The food bank secures and distributes more than 3.5 million pounds of donated food and grocery products annually; and supports over 70 local charitable agencies, operating more than 160 programs including emergency shelters, food pantries, Club Kids after school snack programs, Food-4-Kidz Weekend Feeding programs, Kids on the Go Summer Meals programs, Food for Life senior feeding programs, Fresh Connections and soup kitchens.   For more information on the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, please visit http://www.fredfood.org

Contact:
Oya Oliver – President & CEO
Fredericksburg Area Food Bank
540-371-7666 x 139
ooliver@feedingamerica.org

Governor McDonnell Helps Kick-Off Hunger Action Month

Governor McDonnell and the seven members of the Federation of Virginia Food Banks will gather at the Executive Mansion at 1:30 PM on September 4, 2012 to kick off a month of hunger-focused events throughout the Commonwealth. The public is invited to attend, wear orange, and join the effort to Speak Out Against Hunger™. Everyone participating is invited to join the Governor at the Executive Mansion for a group photograph.

To help bring attention to the event and hunger in Virginia, Governor McDonnell has challenged his staff to donate $3 to dress down and wear orange on September 4. Proceeds will be donated to the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. The Governor’s office encourages all Virginians to follow the Governor’s example by donating $3 to dress down and wear orange.

Speaking about Hunger Action Month, Governor McDonnell said, “As we kick off Hunger Action Month, Virginia’s food banks need our support more than ever. I want to encourage all Virginians to support their local food bank, whether it’s by volunteering at a local facility, donating food items, or providing monetary support. Together, we can help continue the important services of the Food Banks that positively impact the lives of those in great need across the Commonwealth.”

Hunger is a real issue in Virginia, with 1 in 4 individuals struggling to feed their families. In this difficult economic environment, individuals and families are facing difficult decisions as they try to make ends meet every month. The Federation of Virginia Food Banks and partner agencies work every day to make sure those decisions do not include whether or not there will be food on the table for families.

Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief charity, has identified September as Hunger Action Month with the color ORANGE symbolizing hunger in our country. The network of over 200 Feeding America food banks and their partner agencies will be mobilizing their regions to take part again this year in the “30 Days, 30 Ways” calendar campaign to play a role in ending hunger in their community. The calendar at http://www.fredfood.org suggests simple things we can all do each day to raise awareness.

Please visit hungeractionmonth.org to learn how you can Speak Out Against Hunger™