Customers are encouraged to Buy One fresh item for themselves and to Bag One for donation to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Customers can pick up a donation bat at the Food Bank tent and return it full of fresh fruits and veggies for a tax-deductible receipt. Cash donations are also accepted.
When: Friday, October 25th
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Participation is FREE with your non-perishable food item or $2 donation to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank at event. All proceeds to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Visit Fun Land’s website for more information on PUMPKIN SMASH.
Park After Dark Wristbands
Time: 6:00 pm
to 10:00 pm
WRISTBANDS INCLUDE: Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Himalaya, Jett Star Mini-Coaster, Frog Hopper, Play Zone, Kiddie Ferries Wheel, Spinning Tea Cups, Highway 66 Mini-Bowling, Rock Wall, Batting Cages, Miniature Golf, Go-Karts, Tilt-A-Whirl, Fun Slide, Rock O Plane, and Round Up. Wristbands valid between 6pm and 10pm; final sales at 8pm. Rides and Attractions subject to availability and weather. Age, height and weight restrictions apply. Play Card required, plus applicable taxes. Not valid with other coupons, discounts, offers, or previous purchase. Sorry, no refunds.
When: Saturday, October 26th
Fall Carnival Pumpkin Carve
Time: 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Help SMASH HUNGER by making a donation to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and you can decorate your own Glowing Pumpkin.
Dark Glow PartyPlease bring in a non-perishable food item or $2 cash donation to participate in Fun Land’s Pumpkin Carve. All proceeds to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. Adult participants required will all minors. Pumpkins displayed at park during Dark Glow Party. Visit Fun Land’s website for more information on PUMPKIN CARVE.
Time: 8:00 pm to Midnight
INDOOR WRISTBANDS @ $20 INCLUDE: Laser Tag, Bumper Cars, Himalaya, Jett Star Mini-Coaster, Frog Hopper, Play Zone, Kiddie Ferries Wheel, Spinning Tea Cups, Highway 66 Mini-Bowling, Rock Wall, and Video Games. ADD $10 FOR OUTDOORS INCLUDE: Batting Cages, Miniature Golf, Go Karts, Tilt-A-Whirl, Fun Slide, Rock O Plane and Round Up. VIDEO GAMES do not include prize, ticket, or merchandise games. Wristbands valid between 8pm and 12am; final sales at 10pm. Rides and Attractions subject to availability and weather. Age, height and weight restrictions apply. Play Card required, plus applicable taxes. Not valid with other coupons, discounts, offers, or previous purchase. Sorry, no refunds. PLAY ZONE NOT AVAILABLE after 8pm.
“Gumbo for Good” is a collaborative effort between EtherSpeak, Inc. and Holy Cross Academy 5th Grade class to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.
Gumbo orders will be ready for pick up on Friday November 8th, 2013 at 12:00 noon at Holy Cross Academy located at:
Holy Cross Academy
250 Stafford Lakes Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
The effort is called “Gumbo for Good” to offer award winning Gumbo Grand Master Neil Darling’s (EtherSpeak’s CEO) Seafood and Sausage Gumbo to the public to benefit some of the less fortunate for the Thanksgiving season.
Neil is working with his 10 year old daughter and Mrs. Lang’s 5th grade class to promote “Gumbo for Good” to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank in time for the Thanksgiving season to help those in need in our local community.
All proceeds will be provided to the Fredericksburg Food Bank (a 501 c3) organization where all donations are tax deductible.
Please fill out the form located here to place your order.
Please make your check payable to Fredericksburg Food Bank and bring your check the day of pickup. For questions please contact Jessica Mason at 703-221-9999 x412.
After submitting your pre-order online, you can also mail your check payment to:
ATTN: Gumbo for Good
150 Riverside Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22406
*Checks MUST be made Payable to: Fredericksburg Food Bank*
Averett University students will be conducting a Food Drive throughout the month of September. The students have grouped into teams and Team Suribachi will be collecting food to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.
Listed below are the collection sites for Team Suribachi:
6359 Walker Lane, Ste 210
Alexandria, VA 22310
Box going in office for collection.
Friends and Family Gathering
5246 Ballycastle Cir
Alexandria, VA 22315
Doing a cookout and collecting from friends and family.
Grog and Tankard
1243 Jefferson Davis Hwy,
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
What is the Ignite The Night Glow Run?
Get ready for an awesome time at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Come join us to kick off the Concert in Lights with the inaugural Ignite the Night Glow Run on November 2, 2013 at 6:30 PM. The party starts around 5:00 PM after Family Fun Day at Spotsylvania Towne Centre. Join us in the Village for one of the best family events of the year, with DJ’s, Live Music, Glow Gear, Hot Chocolate, Finisher Medals, Long Sleeve T-shirts, and an awesome After Party with our sponsors.
Whether you’re 8 or 88 years old, you’re sure to have a good time with all the exciting colors, fun, prizes, food, drink, and bumping music. So, bring your family or a group of friends and have a blast! Besides a rocking good time at the race finish line, participants will enjoy “Glow Run” freebies and drink and dining specials during the After Party on November 2, 2013 with our sponsors.
Long Sleeve T-shirt
Free Glow Swag (Teams of 4 or more get free glow glasses too!!!)
Finish Line DJs and Lighting effects
Hot Chocolate at the Start/Finish Line
Live Bands at the After Party
Free Appetizer Coupon for the After Party
Drink and Dinner Specials
November 1, 2013
12:00 PM – 9:00 PM Packet Pick-up & Food Drive at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre near the Food Court
November 2, 2013
11:00 AM Packet Pick Up and Food Drive Open**
1:00 PM Family Fun Day
3:00 PM Packet Pick Up Closed**
5:00 PM DJ Kicks Off the Ignite the Night Party and Costume Contest!
6:30 PM 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
TBD Awards and Giveaways (following the run)
7:30 PM After Party and Live Bands
All food collected at the Food Drive and all donated proceeds will go directly to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. We are requesting everyone bring a non-perishable food item to Packet Pick-up or to Family Fun Day and donate at the food bank booth. Online donations can be made by clicking here and select the Ignite The Night Glow Run designation.
The Course will start in The Village at Towne Centre and circle clockwise 1.1 miles around the mall. This is not a timed race. There is no clock or chip timing because this event is dedicated to having an awesome time with friends and family and supporting a great cause in the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. All participants will get lots of goodies including a long sleeve t-shirt and a finisher’s medal. To Guarantee your T-shirt, sign up before October 6th, after that we’ll do our best.
There are no prizes for winning the race. But everyone will receive lots of freebies. The prizes will be based on fun awards from merchants in the mall. Award examples are: “Most Glowing Male, Female, and Child”, “Most Creative”, “Most Creative Team”, etc.
Parking is at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre on the east side of the mall near The Village at Towne Centre.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sponsoring the 5th Annual Fredericksburg Run For Food 5k, run/walk to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank and Day to Serve Community Projects.
The 5K Run/Walk will start and end in Old Mill Park in Downtown Fredericksburg located at 2410 Caroline St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401. The entry fee for the race is non-perishable food items for the FAFB. See a list of the Food Bank’s most needed items here.
The Run For Food 5K is open to participants of all ages and abilities. Children under the age of 12 most be accompanied by an adult. To pre-register for the race and for community service projects visit http://www.runforfood5k.org
All questions and inquiries about the 5K race can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
When: Saturday, September 28, 2013
Registration Begins: 7:00 AM
Race Begins: 8:00 AM
Community Service Projects: Begin After The Race
Sean Kelly, a local Eagle Scout, has put together a Family 5K Run for his Eagle Scout Project to benefit the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.
On August 17th from 8:00 am to 10:30 am, there will be a Family 5K Run on the Canal Path/Heritage Trail. The starting point for this 5K is the Trail Kiosk at the corner of Princess Anne St & Ford St.
The entrance fee for this 5K Run is a donation of non-perishable foods. All donations will be collected at the start site of the run and will go to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank. View a list of the Food Bank’s most needed items here.
To register for the run visit runsignup.com/family5k
Parking will be available at the Quarles Parking Lot located at 1701 Fall Hill Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401.
If you have any questions regarding the Family 5K contact Dayna Klein at email@example.com
To download a copy of the flyer for this event click here.
With Paint the Town Red 2013
During the week of July 21-28, LifePoint Church members mobilized to “paint the town red” with love through service projects designed to impact the entire community. Impact they did!
On Sunday, July 21, two semi-trucks filled with food pulled into the loading area of the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank to deliver the fruits of their Food Bank Donation Blitz. As the back of the truck was opened, you could see it was packed with large Gaylord boxes filled to the rim with sorted food items.
FAFB Operations Manager Steve Carty state “LifePoint did it again…look at all this food!”
When everything was weighed, in painting the town red, the LifePoint Church members set another Fredericksburg Area Food Bank record by bringing in the fourth largest one day total from a food drive at 32,755 pounds of food.
This means the members of LifePoint now hold the 3rd and 4th place records for one day food drive donations, second only to the National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) food drive.
LifePoint church members, your efforts will provide over 27,200 meals back to the hungry and food insecure of our community. This is truly inspiring and much appreciated!
Some children wish for dolls and wagons, and some children wish for games and gadgets. The children we see at the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank wish for food.
Having food to eat shouldn’t be anyone’s wish, but it is. Childhood hunger exists in our communities. Many children rely on school breakfast and lunch programs for their only meals. They come home to a literally bare cupboard. These children go to bed night after night with their stomachs aching from hunger. We’re working with local schools and youth programs to help put an end to child hunger in our community. You can help simply by voting for the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank everyday on the Walmart Fighting Hunger Together App on Facebook.
The mission of the 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 food assistance to students and their families.
Where: Ruby Tuesday
2951 Plank Rd
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
When: March 14, 15 & 16
Ruby Tuesday is extremely proud to be a part of our community. They invite you to participate in Ruby Tuesday’s Community GiveBack Program by grabbing your family and friends and heading on down to their Central Park location.
Present the flyer, available for download below, to your server and Ruby Tuesday will give back 20% of your purchase to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank.