Tag: Food Bank

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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.

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.

Dinner Diva: Too many tomatoes?

I’m expecting another bumper crop of tomatoes this year, and I know exactly what I’m going to do with my harvest. How about you? Do you know what to do with all of those excess tomatoes?

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.


Food banks asking for farmer partnerships

Virginia farmers who have extra and unsold fresh produce this year are being asked to consider partnering with their local food banks.

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.

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.

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Mark Herring Inaugural Committee closes out with donations to 11 charities

Attorney General Mark Herring announced donations today to 11 Virginia charities, closing out the funds donated to his inaugural committee in accordance with Virginia election law.


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.