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.

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 […]

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…

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.

Walmart provides $25,000 to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank to purchase local produce for Mobile Pantry Program

Fredericksburg, VA  –  May  26, 2016:  Over 3,500  residents depend on the food provided by the Mobile Pantry to help them close the meal gap resulting from loss of income and the decrease in SNAP benefits.  The Mobile Pantry, a program of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank (FRFB), provides food to remote or underserved areas throughout Planning District 16.  There are 10 Mobile Pantry stops between Stafford, Spotsylvania, Caroline, King George and the City of Fredericksburg that provide a supplemental food resource for families and seniors experiencing food insecurity.

The Walmart Foundation State Giving Program is providing $25,000 to allow the FRFB to purchase fresh produce throughout the year to increase the variety and nutritional content of food going out to those in need.  According to Mishelle Krogstad, FRFB Agency & Programs Director, “All funding sources are down and we were not sure we would be able to provide fresh food for the Mobile Pantry program this year.  Thank goodness Walmart is allowing us to use this grant funding to help support local farmers while supporting the program.” According to Krogstad, the Walmart funds are being allocated each month to purchase direct from local farmers in an effort to provide fresh food to those in need through the Mobile Pantry program.

“Walmart and the Walmart Foundation understand the importance of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and providing food to those in need,” said Brooke Mueller, Director Government Relations and Public Affairs, Walmart. “We are very pleased to support the Food Bank’s Mobile Pantry Program and help bring fresh, local food to families and seniors in the community.”

Last year, over 31,000 people across the Fredericksburg region received food provided through the food bank’s network of partner agencies and programs.  The need has increased this year.  Oya Oliver, CEO of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank says, “Hunger has reached into middle class households.  Hundreds of families are now seeking food assistance that never needed to before and the food bank is there to help.  This funding from Walmart will allow the Mobile Pantry Program to provide fresh, local produce to those struggling with hunger and support buying local throughout the year.”

The public is invited to attend the check presentation on Thursday, May 26, at 10:00 am at the Central Park Walmart 1800 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA.

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank – serving Planning District 16 to include the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George,  Caroline and the city of Fredericksburg, and Locust Grove.  The food bank secures and distributes more than 3.8 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, Kids on the Go summer feeding, Club Kids after school snack programs, Food for Life senior feeding programs, Mobile Pantry and Grow for Your Neighbor.   For more information on the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, please visit http://www.fredfood.org

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The Hogs Feed Kids

Hogs BannerCome to historic downtown Fredericksburg on Saturday, May 21st and meet 3 Time Super Bowl Champions and Washington Redskins Ring of Fame Members Joe Jacoby and Jeff Bostic at R&R Antiques on 1001 Caroline St from 1:00pm – 2:00pm

They will be signing autographs for only  $25 each with 100% of the funds raised going directly to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank’s Food-4-Families School Food Pantry Program.

Download a Flyer Here

The mission of the Food-4-Families School Food Pantry program is to help alleviate child hunger for families in crisis. School-based pantries are located on the grounds of a school to provide a more readily accessible source of emergency food assistance to students and their families. As a need is identified by school staff, the pre-packed boxes containing a few days of emergency food, along with resource materials such as a pantry reference list and SNAP information, are distributed to the families in need.

Interested in sponsoring a Food-4-Families School Food Pantry?

Free Shred Event

The Virginia Credit Union will offer a free document shredding event this weekend at its Fredericksburg branch.

The event will be held from 9:00 AM until noon on Saturday, April 9th at 2150 Gordon W. Shelton Blvd in Central Park.

Shred-it, a document destruction company, will shred up to three full paper grocery bags per person.

Virginia Credit Union encourages consumers to reduce the risk of identity theft by shredding old documents containing personal and financial information.

The public is invited and encouraged to bring non-perishable food to donate to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

The Community Give

The Community Give Logo24 hours of community giving. One incredible change to shape our future.

On May 3rd, our community will come together for The Community Give and we need YOU to join us. It’s a 24-hour online giving event for local nonprofits — and it’s your chance to make a real difference, right here in our community.

Invest in Our Community Starting Today! Find out more – visit ww.TheCommunityGive.org – and commit to give on 5.3.16!

How does it work? On May 3rd, people across our region will visit www.
TheCommunityGive.org and click and give to the nonprofit organization or issue
that means the most to them. The Community Foundation is offering cash
prizes to the nonprofits that receive the most qualifying gifts, the most total
donations and even $500 “golden ticket” randomly awarded prizes throughout
the day. Be part of something BIG! Make your mark – click and give on May
3rd at http://www.TheCommunityGive.org. The Community Foundation is offering
cash prizes to the nonprofits that receive the most qualifying gifts, the
most total donations and even $500 “golden ticket” randomly awarded prizes
throughout the day. Be part of something BIG! Make your mark – click and
give on May 3rd at http://www.TheCommunityGive.org.