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Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Congregate Meals, Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Food, Food Banks & Pantries

Mission: To feed the hungry through a community-wide network of partner agencies and engage our community in the fight to end hunger.

Results: The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank helps to provide nutritious food to over 31,000 people through our network of 160 community partners operating more than 260 food assistance programs. In 2017, the Food Bank collected and distributed over 4.2 million pounds of food and other grocery products; the equivalent of over 3.3 million meals provided to those in need.

Target demographics: those facing food-insecurity in our community

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 31,000

Geographic areas served: Caroline County, City of Fredericksburg, King George County, Locust Grove, Spotsylvania County & Stafford County

Programs: Pantry Assistance, SNAP Outreach, Mobile Food Pantry, Kids on the Go Summer Feeding, Club Kids I & II Afterschool Snack Programs, Food For Life CSFP Program, FRFB Brown Box Program, Food-4-Families School Food Pantry Program, TEFAP Commodities, Pet Assitance, Curb Appeal

Community Stories

23 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fredericksburg Food Bank is an amazing non profit organization. The dedication these few workers and volunteers have for feeding the hungry is something you have to experience in person. Every person that I had contact with would go out of their way to answer my questions and assist me in finding a product I am searching for. From the administration to the warehouse workers these people are a God sent to our community. Thank you and may God Bless and keep you safe. You all have a most important job. Feeding the hungry. THANK YOU

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a volunteer at Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank since 2012. The need for food is so great in our community and the selfless work done there is amazing. I have enjoyed being a part of that. Everyone is caring and hard working to fill the needs to all who come and delivering to those who can't. FRFB has a special place in my heart! This is truly a worthwhile cause!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hard-working staff! Alot of different ways to help get food to the community. Filling boxes, sorting donations, drive-thru handouts, and more. Join us and make a difference.

Sallie F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Love everyone at the Fredericksburg regional Food Bank ! I have always been treated very well. I have been involved with them for over 8 years. They are very important to our agency.The more product they have the more we are able to distribute at our ministry.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fantastic team that does great work for the community.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our church has a small membership that used to support our food pantry so the number of people we could serve in a given month was limited. When we joined the food bank we could get more food and a greater variety such as fresh produce and meats that were not donated by our church members. We still get donations from our members but the ability to shop at the food bank and the reduced prices make a big difference it the amount and quality of the food we are able to distribute. We have been able to expand our cold storage in our pantry to take advantage of the large amount of produce and meats available.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I cannot find the words to express how grateful I am to have the opportunity to partner with the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank on a regular basis. They are literally a lifeline to the community and I am honored to be able to serve as a vessel for them to be able to reach so many people in the City of Fredericksburg and surrounding areas/counties. The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and each one of the staff that I have had the pleasure to work with are absolutely AMAZING!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love volunteering with the Food Bank. Staff always makes me feel like I am important and that the work I do benefits the community. There are so many ways to help and if you go to the website, it's easy to choose what I want to do. I can even invite friends to join me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with the food bank for almost 4 years and I already still find joy in this activity! Everyone there is accepting, caring, and just down right amazing. If you are ever in need of a nice, simple work opportunity the food bank is where it's at!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

A great organization to work with! They do so much for the community and the work environment is wonderful! :)

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Not only have I been a recipient of aid through the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, I am proud to say I've been invited to help in raising funds for their cause.

I've been a bingo caller for over 15 years in the area but there is nothing I am more proud of than calling for the FRFB.

I know that the folks who run the Food Bank are an amazing and very giving group but the bingo group give so much more than just time. They give themselves. They show the area that they truly want to help each and every member of our community by working crazy hours to build the bingo. And while it all sounds fun, there is the great skill, effort and determination behind each worker that makes it a successful fund raiser.

It can be a thankless job yet they keep coming back for more because it is in their minds and hearts to feed as many people possible through fund raising efforts.

I'd just like to say thank you for allowing me to be a part of your amazing team. Here's to many years of working together to feed another belly and soul.

KL, Spotsylvania, Va

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Way to go Fred Regional Food Bank!! Keep up the excellent work!!! Thank you for all that you do for our community. Now more than ever, your workers and volunteers are helping in such a big way!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with a few community agencies over the years, but when I started at the FRFB a couple years ago, I knew I'd found a place to stay. The staff and other volunteers are friendly, helpful, and grateful. There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities in a large number of programs -- whatever are your abilities or availability, there is a place to help at the food bank. I love seeing the powerful impact that we are having on children, families, senior citizens, and anyone in need. Sharing goodness and blessings with those around us has an equally powerful impact on the giver. I love the FRFB!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I really appreciate all the food bank does for our community. I help them deliver food boxes to the elderly and it reminds me how blessed I am to be able to help people who really need the help in my community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I truly enjoy serving the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank in my current capacity. The mission of the Food Bank is to help our community and that's what the team does each and every day. I can't think of a better way to serve the community by partnering with the Food Bank to help with fundraising, donating needed items or donating money to help a family eat.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Getting to volunteer at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank was a very rewarding experience. Everyone was very helpful and had a wonderfully positive attitude. Every time I came in to volunteer here I felt that I was adding value to the Fredericksburg community. I urge anyone who is looking for a place to volunteer to give the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank a try.

Daniel H.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Ultimately I found the food bank to be a very rewarding experience overall. The community I was able to work with was very helpful, and I learned how to give to the community in a meaningful way. The food bank has taught me how to be a true member of the community in a very meaningful way. Even though the work may be small, I still realize that I am helping the community grow to be a better place by participating in the Food Bank. Through the food bank, I have learned how far small deeds can lead to big outcomes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with this organization for 3 years and love it! The staff is always so friendly, welcoming and helpful. The website is also user friendly and provides detailed information to learn about food insecurities. The Food Bank offers a variety of programs to provide food services to the community and surrounding areas. They are active and involved within the community. I am glad I have been able to build experiences by volunteering with the FRFB and able to help those in the community! I would recommend the FRFB to anyone needing assistance or volunteer opportunities!

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is amazing all of the work that the FRFB does in our community. Thanks to a hard-working small staff, community partners, and volunteers, the food bank is fighting hunger in our district.

Charlie M.1

Donor

Rating: 5

The team at the FRFB are some of the most delightful, giving people in our community, and I'm very glad they serve here! We are glad to see the positive effect their efforts are having in our neighborhoods, and continue to support this non-profit with glad hearts!

THANK YOU, FredFoodBank!!!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

FredFood is our family's charity of choice. While we have worked with and contributed to multiple causes over the years, we wanted to focus on what we thought was most important for the community. The choice was easy, as food is the most basic of needs. FredFood also has many different ways to help, in addition to monetary contributions. While the Fredericksburg Area is relatively affluent, the number of persons/families needing food assistance is very significant, and not well known to the general population. FredFood is the primary organization helping this "invisible population" meet their most basic needs.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

There are so many volunteer opportunities here that I can do with my kids. They make for great family outings. Opportunities are always well-planned and managed. This organization is truly impacting my community in a positive way.

Jen O.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am continually amazed at the wonderful work done by the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank. I have not received their services, but I volunteer with them occasionally and it is a great feeling to know that I am helping the food bank and, by extension, my community. Not only does the food bank provide food to those who are food insecure, but with many of their fundraising events, they bring members of the greater the community together for a good time.