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Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

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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, Summer Feeding, Afterschool Snack Programs, CSFP ProgramSchool Food Pantry Program, TEFAP Commodities, Pet Assitance, OrderAhead

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

FredFood is our family's #1 charity because it deals with the most critical need in our community: providing sufficient food for those who would otherwise not have it available! What could be more valuable than that? Most importantly, they find ways to serve as many persons in the community as possible. The staff are friendly and dedicated to their very important mission; a real pleasure to work with.

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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.

Board Member

Rating: 5

It is a honor to be able to serve on the board of an organization , that has a total buy-in from everyone involved at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank , staff, employees, volunteers and the Board in serving the community and providing a service that is helping to provide food for those in need in the community. What a caring group of people.

Board Member

Rating: 5

I started working at my church Food Pantry which brought me into contact with Frederickburg's Regional Food Bank. The staff and volunteers there are dedicated, caring individuals with the goal of ending hunger in our region. I wanted to do more to help. It has been my pleasure and honor to serve on the Board at FRFB since 2017. I am excited to see the energy and commitment that our new Executive Dan Maher has brought to his work. Dan has a heart for this important work and I am confident he is going to lead the Food Bank to do even greater things in the next few years with your help and support.

Client Served

Rating: 4

We have been working the Fredericksburg regional food bank for over 5 years. They have taught us that food is important but people need other things like, personal items and cleaning supplies. We try to have all three of these at all times at our food pantry. Through out the pandemic they have found ways to serve the community and keep everyone safe.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Awesome place to volunteer! I always feel so good about the help we are able to give people. I don’t get a chance to volunteer very often because I work Monday through Friday, but when I do get the chance, the people that work there as regulars always make you feel like family and everyone just jumps right in and does what needs to be done. It’s been an awesome experience every time! I am a volunteer and a donor because I strongly believe in the work they do for the community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I work at a local elementary school and see everyday the difference in the children that have a meal before school and know dinner will be on the table that night and those that come in hungry and not sure what will be or when they will get dinner again.
This wonderful group goes out and makes sure that our families get a meal. They do it with great REPECT and with a warm smile. Our community is so much better because of them

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing program for our community. They really have helped so many needy families. The Fredericksburg Food Bank really pulled together during the pandemic to feed our community.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

"Wow" is the best way to describe this nonprofit. They go over and above to welcome, train and guide their volunteers. I have never seen anyone working there ever have a bad day - always a smile on their face and friendly greeting. Interactions are always professional, kind and competent while they serve their community. Just wonderful!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

COVID only made me angry. I searched for a way to turn that around and found the food bank. I have received more from volunteering at the food bank than I ever imagined. I hope I have done as much good for the community as the Food Bank has done for me.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank for about three years and have enjoyed every minute of it. I have taken part in fundraisers, the summer feeding program for kids not in school, mobile and on site food delivery, boxing food for delivery to seniors and others in need, as well as donating money. It is very satisfying to see the efforts put in by the employees and the large number of people who are willing to volunteer their time and effort to make the food bank so successful. They are a boon to our community.

Donor

Rating: 5

An awesome organization that provides such an incredible service to our community.

Rich D.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank has done an exceptional job of helping us acquire the equipment we need in our church food pantry. Through a large grant they ordered a unique floor roller system for us that makes it much easier to move heavy boxes of food around our limited storage area. They worked directly with the supplier through the pandemic and then transported several tons of rollers to our location.

Alisha Roundtree H.

Donor

Rating: 4

Our experience with food bank is so rewarding! Every year we host a food bank Sunday where we collect food to donate to the food bank. This year, for the first time, we had the food bank come out and give food. We were able to give food to the community and to some of our local partners that help people in need. To top it all off, Stephanie and Dan from the Fred food bank actually showed up to help! Thank you for all you do!

Board Member

Rating: 5

I can't tell you just how important the FRFB is to our community. The FRFB's dedication to our community does not go unnoticed. The team works hard to ensure we feed the hungry. I like the fact that they have increased hours and are open on Friday's now. More of an opportunity to help feed our communities. The many programs offered gives more of an opportunity to feed those in need within our community. Take the time to drop off food when you can. Monetarily donate. Even a small amount of money will feed an entire family and more. Hat's off to the staff and volunteers at the FRFB. You all are doing a wonderful job and are blessed in so many ways for what you're doing for our community.

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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

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.

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

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.