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!
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.
Sara 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.
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.
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.
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 […]
- 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
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.