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.
Sweet Izzy’s Kettle Corn donated a portion of their August sales to the FRFB to help the hungry of our community. Sweet Izzy’s yummy kettle corn sales at the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center and the Gordon Road Commuter Lot Farmer’s Markets generated $505.00 to help the hungry of our community. Thank you Sweet Izzy’s for supporting locally sourced treats and helping provide 1,010 meals to hungry neighbors.
Are YOU up for the Challenge? Share Your Summer Cranberry Recipes in the Summer Cran Fan Challenge for a Chance to Raise $1,000 for Your Local Food Bank
WAREHAM, Mass., June 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — To kick off summer, the Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC) has teamed up with Chef Gaby from What’s Gaby Cooking to launch the Summer Cran Fan Challenge, encouraging consumers to share a favorite summer cranberry recipe (either a picture, video or description) to help raise funds for their local food banks. The five food banks with the most mentions will each receive $1,000.
In the United States, 42.2 million people live in food-insecure households, including 6.4 million children.1 Food banks play an important role in helping to alleviate hunger in their communities as well as nationwide. As a chef who is an expert at whipping up delicious meals and passionate about helping the hungry, Chef Gaby combined forces with the Cranberry Marketing Committee to raise awareness for the #SummerCranFan Challenge and food insecurity.
“Giving back has always been a priority for the Cranberry Marketing Committee. We strongly believe in supporting our communities, and helping them grow in any way we can,” said Michelle Hogan, executive director of the CMC. “This is the perfect challenge not only to show the versatility of cranberries during the summer, but also to help food banks across the nation.”
Cranberries are the perfect fit for the summer-grilling season as they add a tangy twist to traditional recipes. Their unique flavor is the must-have addition to any summer menu – dried cranberries in potato or whole grain salad, cranberry sauce in your favorite barbecue sauce, cranberry juice in crafty cocktails and frozen cranberries in a refreshing smoothie – the possibilities are endless. Chef Gaby is participating in the #SummerCranFan Challenge to raise awareness for her local food bank and is encouraging consumers to do the same. Participants can help in the fight against hunger by posting a #SummerCranFan recipe on social media and mentioning a local food bank for a chance to score that organization $1,000!
Here’s how the challenge works:
- Share a favorite summer cranberry recipe on social media with the hashtag #SummerCranFan
- Tag or name a food bank in the post
- The top five mentioned food banks will each receive a $1,000 donation from the CMC.
For inspiration on how to enjoy (and post) cranberries all summer long to help your local food bank win $1,000, join the #SummerCranFan Twitter Party on June 27, 2017 at 8pm ET.
The challenge will run from June 12 to July 31, 2017.
For official rules, visit uscranberries.com.
About the Cranberry Marketing Committee (CMC)
The CMC was established as a Federal Marketing Order in 1962 to ensure a stable, orderly supply of good quality product. Authority for its actions are provided under Chapter IX, Title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, referred to as the Federal Cranberry Marketing Order, which is part of the Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937, as amended. This Act specifies cranberries as a commodity that may be covered, regulations that may be issued, and guidelines for administering the programs, and privileges and limitations granted by Congress. For more information about the CMC, visit uscranberries.com. Follow at twitter.com/uscranberries and facebook.com/uscranberries.
About Gaby Dalkin
Gaby Dalkin is a food and lifestyle writer, cookbook author and private chef based in Los Angeles. Her food blog, What’s Gaby Cooking, is a bright and lively destination that is as aspirational as it is accessible. With content that spans her pension for an easy cocktail, detailed party menus, and travel escapades, Gaby is a contributor to Better Homes and Gardens and has been featured in Wired Magazine, BuzzFeed, Food Network, Cosmopolitan, the Los Angeles Times, Design Sponge, and Vanity Fair. Every Friday afternoon PST, she produces and hosts a cooking show on her Snapchat channel. Most recently Gaby was recognized as a Top 10 Under 40 for 2015 by Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn.
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.
B101.5 has teamed up with Leader In Sports to raise money for the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank’s Food-4-Families program this holiday season.
Leader In Sports has provided B101.5 with five (5) autographed items ranging from football’s and jerseys to a Texas stadium seat back, all signed by some of the NFL’s Hall of Famer’s. 100% of all the proceeds will go to the FRFB’s Food-4-Families program.
Each week day morning between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., starting Monday, December 5th, Dee will open up the phones for you to bid on that day’s item. When the auction begins, call 1-800-685-1015 or 540-899-1015 to place your bid. The highest bid at the end of the auction wins.
- December 5th – Dallas Cowboy, Tony Dorsett, autographed football
- December 6th – Autographed Redskins Jersey (Joe Theismann)
- December 7th – Autographed Steelers Jersey (Jack Lambert)
- December 8th – Dallas Cowboys Seat Back (18 signatures)
- December 9th – Autographed Redskins Legends Football (40 signatures)
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.
For every “Like” or “Follow” on the Columbia Gas Facebook and Twitter social media pages, Columbia Gas will donate $5.00.
Columbia Gas of VA will donate a maximum donation of $2,500 to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and six other local food banks throughout the company’s service territory with a combined total donation of $17,500.
Facebook likes and Twitter followers will be tabulated starting 12:00 AM Monday, October 17th and ending 12:00 PM Friday, November 18th.
All social media users are qualified participants, not limited to Columbia Gas customers.
Columbia Gas of Virginia is helping people struggling with hunger and poverty. This gift enables the food banks to provide much needed food and assistance to local community members.
Columbia Gas of Virginia:
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.