Tag: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network

Hunger Action Month

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is part of a national movement to raise awareness and take action to fight hunger in America. September is Hunger Action Month, and today marks the launch of hunger-fighting activities and hunger awareness initiatives in the community. Throughout the month, Feeding America’s nationwide network of more than 200 food […]


Focus | A hand up to local agencies

Augusta Health Foundation monies help agencies help those most in need Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Running a food pantry isn’t easy even when times are supposedly good. Try getting enough food in to help those who are in need when things aren’t so good. “These organizations didn’t see a commensurate increase in donations to […]


Panera partners with Food Bank

Panera Bread bakery-cafes will partner with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network to help put food on tables for Food Bank recipients throughout the state when they host their first “Panera’s Pantry” food drive campaign through Nov. 23. Patrons can bring nonperishable canned food items to any Panera Bread location in the Blue Ridge Bread […]


Food Bank announces Hunger Action Month

The Shenandoah Valley branch of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network, in conjunction with Feeding America, announces the second annual Hunger Action Month, a nationwide call-to-action effort to mobilize people everywhere to get involved with ending hunger in America this September.


Video | Martin’s gives a hand to the Food Bank

Martin’s Foods donated more than 400 hams to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network on Friday, March 27, 2009, as part of a mass donation of 10,000 hams to food banks in a four-state area. AFP editor Chris Graham highlights the food need that exists in our area. Length: 1:02.


White steps down as CEO at Food Bank Network

A curious move, this one. Marty White is stepping down as CEO of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network and will assume the duties of chief operating officer of the Verona-based food bank. White is staying on as interim CEO while the food bank’s board of directors conducts a search for a new CEO.


Kolbe named chief development officer at Food Bank

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network has named Peter Kolbe its chief development officer. Kolbe’s task as chief development officer will be to continue the development of funding sources for the Verona-based Food Bank Network, which serves a 12,000-square-mile area.


Videocast | Food banks to ask state taxpayers for help

The Federation of Virginia Food Banks is going to be asking the Virginia General Assembly for a million dollars in emergency aid to help them continue providing food to needy families hit hardest in the ongoing economic downturn. AFP editor Chris Graham reporting. Length: 3:22.


Food Bank struggling through holiday season

It’s the Catch-22 of food pantries. When times are tough, there are more people who need help putting food on the table, and generally there are less people able to help.


Valley News: Food Bank benefits from ‘Idol Gives Back’

Item by Chris Graham freepress@ntelos.net As much as many of us can’t stand the TV show “American Idol,” there’s a reason to thank Simon and Paula and Randy and Ryan and the crooners. The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Network announced yesterday that it has received a $100,000 grant to fight child hunger in the […]