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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Summer food program begins for children at risk of hunger

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, sponsoring nine feeding sites.


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Food Bank, letter carriers count down to 25th annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Letter carriers within the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s service region stand ready to collect food for hungry neighbors.


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Food Bank kicks off #GivingTuesday with $5,000 matching pledge from donors

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank hopes people will think of #GivingTuesday as an opportunity to help nourish their hungry neighbors.


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Summer food program begins for children at risk of hunger

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is participating in the USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, sponsoring 15 sites June through August.


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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Food Drive set for May 14

The 24th annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive is coming to neighborhoods across the country, including western Virginia.


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank receives 200 hams from Giant

Giant donated 200 hams to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank in honor of the upcoming Easter Holiday.


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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank reduces food waste

Each day, a driver for Lynchburg Daily Bread soup kitchen visits three Food Lion grocery stores, not to shop, but rather to save food from a wasteful fate.


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Kroger makes donation to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Kroger stores in the Mid-Atlantic Division donated approximately 235,000 pounds of perishable food to the Food Bank last year.


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Food Bank asks public to sign pledge to volunteer in 2016

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank hopes the community will help make the year better for the 146,000 people struggling with hunger in the Blue Ridge region.


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15th annual concert celebrates Twelve Days of Christmas

The hustle and bustle of the holidays may be over, but there’s still time to enjoy the sounds of Christmas.


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Dominion awards $25K grant to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank today announced it will receive a $25,000 Critical Community Needs grant from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.


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Food Bank joins #GivingTuesday movement celebrating generosity and philanthropy

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is calling on residents in Central and Western Virginia to consider joining #GivingTuesday, a movement to celebrate generosity and encourage philanthropy.


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Year’s largest food drive to begin on Saturday

Local Boy Scouts of America and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank are teaming up for Scouting for Food, the Boy Scouts’ annual food drive. Residents are encouraged to leave a bag filled with non-perishable food donations at their doors or mailboxes in the morning on Sat., Oct. 24


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank received large grant, food donation from Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and Perdue

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank community gathered recently to view the naming of a warehouse freezer in honor of the late Franklin P. Perdue, the former chairman of Perdue Farms.


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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to receive grant, food donation from Arthur W. Perdue Foundation and Perdue

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will accept a $50,000 donation from the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation on Thursday, Sept. 24.


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First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe to attend produce auction, learn more about Blue Ridge Area Food Bank Farm Fresh program

On Tuesday, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe will attend the Shenandoah Valley Produce Auction in Dayton, just outside Harrisonburg.


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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank seeks to raise awareness during Hunger Action Month

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will join Feeding America® and its nationwide network of food banks to observe Hunger Action MonthTM this September.


National study shows food insecurity up in Central, Western Virginia

More families in Central and Western Virginia continue to struggle with hunger during the weak economic recovery, according to results from the recently released Map the Meal Gap 2015.


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Blue Ridge Area Food Bank celebrates volunteers during National Volunteer Week

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has announced plans to celebrate National Volunteer Week, a time dedicated to demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.


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Giant sculptures made of canned food to benefit Food Bank

Giant sculptures made of canned food soon will pop up in the Downtown Mall area as part of Canstruction Charlottesville, a benefit for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, event organizers announced today.


Valley businesses donate 39,000 meals for hungry neighbors

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank recently recognized the local business community for bringing nourishment to families in need and hunger awareness to the Shenandoah Valley.


Food Bank welcomes new director of communications

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank today announces that Abena Foreman-Trice has joined the nonprofit as its new director of communications.


Valley Subaru presents $18,000 check to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank will be able to provide local families in need with an additional 72,000 meals, thanks to an $18,000 donation from Valley Subaru.


Food Bank to provide more healthy food in coming year

Buying unhealthy, inexpensive food is one of the most common ways that client households of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank stretch their dollars, a recent study of hunger reveals.


Annual concert celebrates Twelve Days of Christmas

The talented choirs of two local churches will once again fill the sanctuary at Staunton Church of the Brethren with the sounds of the season during the annual Twelfth Night Concert on Sunday, Jan. 4.


Mathers thanks you for giving this holiday season

The Mathers Team, our colleagues, associates and friends pitched in to make the holidays brighter for a number of people in need this Christmas season.


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank receives $75,000 from Dominion Foundation

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has received a $75,000 donation from the Dominion Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources, Inc., parent company of Dominion Virginia Power.


Kroger contributes to Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Kroger’s Mid-Atlantic division today presented the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank with more than $30,000. Kroger is donating $5,000 of the total for a new refrigerated trailer for the Food Bank to pick up and deliver food to soup kitchens, shelters and food pantries in its area.


Mathers invites you to support Food Bank, Salvation Army this holiday season

Mathers Construction Team is stepping up its efforts to help families in the region during the holiday season, and is inviting the community to join in the effort to spread the spirit of giving to those in need.


Food Bank clients face tough choices this holiday season

Families on limited incomes throughout the Blue Ridge area continue to make difficult choices between their basic needs and putting food on the table, according to a recent study of hunger in the area.


Ruth Jones named City of Staunton communications manager

Staunton City Manager Steve Owen announced today that Ruth Jones has been selected to fill the position of communications manager for the City of Staunton.


Get ready for Small Business Saturday in Staunton

I admit I have a love affair with the business owners of Staunton, Virginia. There. I said it. I can’t help it though!


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Project GROWS Harvest Party featuring the Berenstain Bears this Saturday

Project GROWS, a 501c3 non-profit educational farm located in Augusta County, will host its annual “FEASTival,” harvest party and open farm event this Saturday.


New Food Bank hunger study shows majority of clients work

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank today released a new study—Hunger in America 2014, a comprehensive demographic profile of people seeking charitable food assistance in the Blue Ridge area.


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Virginia Hunger Symposium: BRCC raises hunger awareness and money for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Blue Ridge Community College and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) are partnering once again to raise the profile of hunger, both locally and abroad.


Peebles gives back to Waynesboro with 30 Days of Giving

Peebles is launching its fall “30 Days of Giving” campaign. All Peebles customers who visit the Waynesboro store through Oct. 12, will be invited to donate to the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.


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Community invited to DCCU’s upcoming Shred Days

Shredding documents is the best way to prevent personal information from falling into the wrong hands and DCCU is excited to partner with Shred-it® to host its semi-annual Shred Days.


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Hunger Action Month begins at Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Hunger advocates from the Blue Ridge area and across the country will be wearing orange on Thursday, September 4 in an effort to raise awareness of the 49 million people in the United States who struggle with hunger.


Food Bank welcomes new director of development

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank announces today the hiring of Todd Lilley as a Director of Development. Lilley will work with businesses and individuals in the Central Shenandoah Valley and Winchester to develop lasting partnerships and fundraising support of the Food Bank’s mission.


Nationwide study reveals high hunger rates in the Shenandoah Valley

The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank announced today that the annual Map the Meal Gap results show that food insecurity continues to remain high in the Blue Ridge area.