The FRFB would like to thank all the participants in this year’s Legal Food Frenzy for all their efforts on behalf of the hungry. Together, enough food and funds from this event were collected to provide over 18,268 meals to the hungry of our community. All participants were given points for the amount of food collected, funds collected, if they delivered the food/funds to the FRFB, early registration, and for volunteering. When all the points were totaled the local top two winners from Planning District 16 are:
1st Place – Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen (Fredericksburg & Stafford Office) with a grand total of 8,328 points;
2nd Place – Hirschler Fleischer (Fredericksburg Office) with a grand total of 6,875 points;
3rd Place – Fredericksburg Public Defenders Office with a grand total of 5,408 points;
4th Place – Fredericksburg Area Bar Association with a grand total of 5,000 points;
5th Place – Parrish, Snead, Franklin and Simpson with a grand total of 1,934 points; and
6th Place – Spotsylvania County Attorney Office with a grand total of 157 pounds.
Together these offices gathered enough food and funds to provide over 18,268 meals to help create a hunger-free community. We thank each one of these offices for helping to double the number of meals provided this year over last year. We want you to know how much this is needed and appreciated by those that are struggling and we thank you.
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) is celebrating 25 years of providing food and hope for our community. There are over 34,000 of our neighbors struggling with hunger every day. So each year our letter carriers volunteer their time and effort to provide an easy way for everyone to help care for our community.
The 25th Annual Letter Carriers food drive is Saturday, May 13, 2017. Watch your mailbox for the familiar postcard (provided by our friends and the Marine Corps Historic Half) and bright blue bag. Fill your bag with non-perishable food and place by your mailbox on May 13th. Your letter carrier will do the rest.
NEW this year, to make it even easier for our letter carriers to reach their goal of 75,000 meals for the community, we are hosting the Virtual Food Drive.
Use this link
to log on and scan items from our most wanted list to provide to the FRFB. It’s fun and easy!
Just think, you can shop from the comfort of your home and receive your tax receipt for your records…proof that you helped our carriers make this year the largest one day total of food collected.
Whether you donate with non-perishable items, or scan your donation through the NEW Online Virtual Food Drive, all food and funds stay right here to help our friends and neighbors because together, we can create a hunger free community.
This spring, Walmart is joining forces with its customers and suppliers including Campbell Soup Company, General Mills, Kellogg Company, The Kraft Heinz Company, Pepsico and Discover to raise 100 million meals* for Feeding America® and its nationwide network of member food banks. There are four main ways for the public to participate in the campaign:
1) Product Purchase: Each participating item purchased at Walmart or through Walmart.com will unlock a donation equivalent to one meal* secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks from each supplier. 1 item = 1 meal ($0.09) up to each supplier’s maximum donation. 100% of funds will benefit local member food banks.
2) Register Giving: customers can donate to their local Feeding America member food bank at the registers of Walmart stores. Donations of $1, $2, $5 or another amount will be accepted. There is no limit to what can be raised at the register! 100% of funds will be directed to local member food banks.
3) Digital Challenge: Sharing #FightHunger on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and using the campaign Snapchat filter will generate a donation of 10 meals* from Walmart. Walmart has made an initial donation of $1.5 million, which will be split nationally and locally. An additional $1.5M is being made available for the campaign period. The following actions generate a donation and will count towards drawing down the additional gift. 100% of incremental funds will benefit network members and funds will be divided evenly:
Liking, sharing or clicking on Walmart’s Fight Hunger. Spark Change. campaign content on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter
Creating or sharing content on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter using #FightHunger
Using the Fight Hunger. Spark Change. filter on Snapchat, available on April 21st
4) Discover Card: For each transaction using Discover at Walmart and on Walmart.com, an additional meal* will be donated by Discover. Funds will be shared between the national office and network food banks.
Additionally, online donations will be accepted at Walmart.com/fighthunger.
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 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
On Sunday August 7th, our President & CEO, Oya Oliver was busy at the Harrison Crossing Giant store collecting 1,871 pounds of food and school supplies for the Food-4-Families School Food Pantry program.
Alisa Hundley, Store Manager for Giant #235, was on hand to organize, motivate and participate in this wonderful day of giving.
Alisa wants everyone to know that she thanks them so much for coming out and helping Giant with the food donations and she assures everyone that her store at Harrison Crossing “Will continue to encourage additional donations” to help families in need.
Ms. Constance Germain had her 90th birthday party last week and she wanted to do something special!
Ms. Constance told us that “at 90 you don’t need anything so I wanted to give to the Fredericksburg Food Bank.”
Through the joy of the day and the wonderful well wishes of her friends and family, Constance collected 220 pounds of food and $360 dollars for the food bank. It was such a happy phone call to let Constance know that through her generosity, 903 meals or just over 10 times her age in food will be provided to those struggling with hunger.
Constance is “going to tell everyone” and so are we…
Happy, Happy Birthday Ms. Constance and thank you for making your special day special for so many in our community.
On Sunday, July 24th Lifepoint Church will be having their Paint The Town Red food Drive.
You can help Lifepoint Church reach their goal of beating their previous food drive’s total of 32,755 pounds of food donated to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.
So all you #PokemonGo players can make a donation to Paint The Town Red while you’re stopping by Lifepoint Church to visit the #PokeStop
Donations can be dropped off at two locations:
Massaponax High School – 9:30am to 1:30pm
8201 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Lifepoint Church – 9:30am to 1:30pm & 5:30pm to 7:00pm
1400 Central Park Blvd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
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