We Received Rachel Ray’s Yum-o Grant

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Receives $10,000 Grant from Rachel Ray’s
Yum-o! Organization to Support Food-4-Families School Pantry Program

Fredericksburg, VA (Jun 5 2017) – The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Yum-o! to strengthen the Food-4-Families School Pantry Program, in order to promote the well-being of children and families who struggle with hunger. Launched in 2006 by Rachael Ray, Yum-o!® is a nonprofit organization that empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking by teaching families to cook, feeding hungry kids, and funding cooking education and scholarships.   According to the FRFB Agency and Programs Director, Mishelle Krogstad, “This grant will help the FRFB purchase nutritious food to be distributed through our 47 school pantries directly to the families who are in need.”

The food bank serves as the charitable food hub for 72 non-profit and faith-based organizations throughout Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, the City of Fredericksburg, and Locust Grove community.  Sourcing local produce is the heart of the food bank’s Produce Program, providing emergency food distribution through forty seven on-site school pantries to allow families to obtain healthy food and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) information in a safe and friendly environment.  Oya Oliver, FRFB President and CEO stated, “We are very grateful for Yum-o!’s commitment to the children and families living in our community.  As our communities grow, the need increases, and with the help of organizations like Yum-o!, the FRFB is able to assist in the alleviation of hunger.  We are especially grateful for the financial support that will allow us to provide healthy foods to school aged children and their families who must face hunger on a daily basis.”

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About Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank
Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank – Serving Planning District 16 which includes the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, the City of Fredericksburg, and the Locust Grove communiyy. The food bank secures and distributes more than 3.9 million pounds of donated food and grocery products annually. The FRFB provides support for 72 local charitable agencies, operating more than 160 programs including emergency shelters, food pantries, Food for Life senior feeding , the Mobile Pantry program, Club Kids after school snack program,  Food-4-Families School Pantry program and the Kids on the Go Summer Feeding. For more information on the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, please visit http://www.fredfood.org

Giant Food’s Our Family Foundation

Giant Food’s Our Family Foundation Awards Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank $112,500 Grant to Grow Child Feeding Programs

FREDERICKSBURG, VA  (February 17, 2017) – Giant Food’s Our Family Foundation recently awarded the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank (FRFB) with a $112,500 grant to grow child feeding programs designed at ending child hunger in our community.  With an eye to sustainability, the FRFB will use this grant funding to expand the Kids on the Go Summer Feeding (KOG), the Club Kids II Pilot Afterschool Fresh Snack Program and the Food-4-Families (F4F) School Pantry Programs.

Giant’s grant funding will provide much needed food resources to expand the Kids on the Go Summer Feeding Program.  For two years the FRFB has been providing freshly prepared meals to the children of Caroline County through congregate feeding sites.  According to FRFB Children’s Program Coordinator, LaToya Brown “Though we count our efforts as successful, we recognize that a large portion of the county’s neediest children do not have the means to access our summer meals due to transportation barriers. Using these funds to add a mobile feeding component to our congregate meal program will enable us to provide meals to the most food insecure children through a targeted delivery route incorporating stops at sites approved as area-eligible open feeding sites through the USDA Summer Food Service Program (SFSP).”

This grant funding from Giant will allow the FRFB to expand the summer feeding program and provide four mobile meal sites and two congregate meals sites in Caroline County for three days each week Tues-Thurs, for 10 weeks.  The remaining counties will be served through five congregate meal service sites at area schools, low income housing communities and the local library.

The Club Kids II Pilot Program will target low-income areas in Planning District 16 to include sites in the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford County.  We chose to target sites located in these service areas due to their high child food insecurity rates and limited afterschool snack/meal availability. We began the Club Kids II Pilot with an early roll-out of sites and will include additional sites as the year progresses. Partnering with agencies that provide afterschool care will enable the Club Kids II Pilot Program to reach needy children with an additional fresh food source to fill in the hunger gap between being released from class and arriving at home.

Giant’s previous grant funding helped launch our Food-4-Families School Pantry Program and we are continuing to grow the program this year.  The Food-4-Families School Pantry Program is a collaborative effort between the FRFB, participating schools and community sponsors and is designed to provide on-site school pantries so families experiencing food insecurity or crisis have immediate access to a 2-3 day supply of healthy meal items from a trusted community partner.  This will allow the family time to access a local pantry and obtain Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) information to sustain should long-term assistance be required.

In working together to effectively implement this grant funding, garnering support from the community, volunteers, and advocates, and collaborating with area schools we can end childhood hunger in our community.

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About Giant Food
Giant Food LLC, headquartered in Landover, Md., operates 167 supermarkets in Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia, and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Included within the 167 stores are 158 full-service pharmacies. Giant opened the first supermarket in the nation’s capital on February 6, 1936. Giving back to the community is a cornerstone that was instilled by the founders more than 81 years ago. The company’s core areas of giving include hunger, education, health and wellness, and supporting service members and military families. In 2015, Giant’s monetary and in-kind contributions exceeded $13.9 million, and the local grocer helped partners provide 88 million meals. For more information on Giant, visit http://www.giantfood.com.

 

About Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank – Serving Planning District 16 which includes the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, the City of Fredericksburg, and Locust Grove. The food bank secures and distributes more than 3.9 million pounds of donated food and grocery products annually. The FRFB provides support for 69 local partner agencies, operating more than 160 programs including emergency shelters, food pantries, Food for Life senior feeding , the Mobile Pantry program, Club Kids after school snack program,  Food-4-Families School Pantry program and the Kids on the Go Summer Feeding. For more information on the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, please visit http://www.fredfood.org

Leader In Sports Football Auction

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.

Auction Items

  • 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)

 

Stuff-A-Truck

IMG_3810On 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.

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?

Leader In Sports Football Auction

This year’s Leader In Sports Football Auction will begin on November 30th on B101.5 during the afternoon drive time from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

As in the past years, 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the Food-4-Families School Food Pantry program.

This year’s auction items are:

  • Football signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers Star QB Ben Roethlisberger
  • Football signed by Hall of Famer Class of 2015, former Pittsburgh Steeler Jerome Bettis
  • Custom Jersey autographed by Washington Redskin Star running back Alfred Morris
  • Dallas Cowboys Seat Bottom signed by: Ed “Too Tall” Jones Cowboys Icon & Super Bowl Champion, Hall of Famer Mel Renfro, Starting QB for Super Bowl V Craig Morton, Ring of Honor Lee Roy Jordan, Fan Favorite & 3 Time Super Bowl Champion Bill Bates, Former Starting QB Danny White, All Time Interception Leader for the Cowboys Everson Walls, Ring of Honor Cliff Harris, Super Bowl Champion Dan Reeves, Very FIRST Starting QB for the Dallas Cowboys Eddie LeBaron (RIP), Ring of Honor Drew Pearson, Super Bowl Champion Herb Scott, Super Bowl Champion Cornell Green, Super Bowl Champion Bill Joe Dupree, Super Bowl Champion Dave Edwards and Super Bowl Champion John Niland
  • Redskins Legend Football signed by: Bill Kilmer, Alfred Morris, Clinton Portis, Santana Moss, Russ Grimm, Joe Theisman, Charley Taylor, Dexter Manley, Joe Jacoby, Chris Hanburger, Jeff Bostic, Richie Petibon, Rick Doc Walker, Jay Schroeder, Ricky Sanders, Charles Mann, Roy Jefferson, Jim Lacey, Pat Fischer, Brig Owens, George Rogers, Paul Laaveg, Bill Brundige, Fred Dean, Joe Washington, Ted Marchibroda, Boyd Dowler, Jimmie Jones, Ron McDole, Neal Olkewicz, Keith Griffin, Mike Nelms, Dave Robinson and Ed Simmons

Leader In Sports Football Auction

December 8 – 12, 2014
Benefiting the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank

Chris & Dee from B101.5 have teamed up with Leader In Sports to raise money for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank for the Food-4-Families program this holiday season.

Leader In Sports has provided Chris & Dee with five (5) autographed items ranging from football’s and jersey’s to a Sports Illustrated magazine, all signed by some of the NFL’s Hall of Famer’s…Joe Montana, John Riggins, Jack Lambert, Ron Woodson and Ed ‘Too Tall’ Jones. 100% of all the proceeds will go to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.

Each week day morning, starting Monday, December 8, Chris & 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 win.

About the Food-4-Families Program
The Food-4-Families program is a way to help not only the child but the entire family with supplemental food. A food pantry is established on-site at participating schools with food and storage items provided by the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. As the schools determine a family is in need, the school officials can help the family select items from the Food-4-Families pantry to allow them to prepare healthy family meals for 2-3 days until the family can get to a community pantry.

Food-4-Families Stock The School Pantry Food Drive

S_Logo_HorizontalThis year, due to a large grant and commitment to end childhood hunger from the Giant Our Family Foundation, the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (FAFB) is partnering with the school system to provide Food-4-Families.

The Food-4-Families program is a way to help not only the child but the entire family with supplemental food. A food pantry is established on-site at participating schools with food and storage items provided by the FAFB. As the schools determine a family in need, the school officials can help the family select items from the Food-4-Families pantry to allow them to prepare healthy family meals for 2-3 days until the family can get to a community pantry.

Please join us for the Food-4-Families Stock the School Pantry Food Drive on Saturday, September 20, 2014 from 10:00 – 3:00 at the Giant Food 5650 Plank Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22407.

Download a copy of the flyer here.

Food-4-Families School Pantry Program has begun…

Food-4-Families School Pantry is the newest program of the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank designed to alleviate childhood hunger through on-site pantries at area schools.  Giant Food at Celebrate Virginia helped to host a kick off the food drive with a donation of $1,000 worth of food for the pantry program.  Giant Food is committed to ending childhood hunger.  This food drive will provide 1,245 pounds of food to the participating schools enrolled in the Food-4-Families School Pantry Program to stock their shelves so the schools can select the items that will best meet the needs of families experiencing food insecurity or crisis.  Thank you Giant Food and the community for helping our kids!

For more information about the Food-4-Families School Pantry Program visit fredfood.org.

Food-4-Families

S_Logo_HorizontalThis year, due to a large grant and commitment to end childhood hunger from the Giant Our Family Foundation, the FAFB is partnering with the school system to provide Food-4-Families.

The Food-4-Families program is a way to help not only the child but the entire family with supplemental food. A food pantry is established on-site at participating schools with food and storage items provided by the FAFB. As the schools determine a family is in need, the school officials can help the family select items from the Food-4-Families pantry to allow them to prepare healthy family meals for 2-3 days until the family can get to a community pantry.

Please join us for the initial Food-4-Families Stock the School Pantry Food Drive on Saturday, August 9, 2014 from 9:00 – 5:00 at the Celebrate Virginia Giant Food 550 Celebrate Virginia Pkwy, Fredericksburg, VA 22406.