"Step By Step - Together We Can Solve Hunger" - for the long distance runner (August 30-Sept 3)
Amos DeJardins, an award-winning long distance runner, will be completing a 500-mile course over 5 days in Virginia to bring attention to hunger in our communties as well as raise funds for Federation food banks. He will begin and end his course in his hometown of Alexandria, and his course takes him through the mountains of the Blue Ridge, through the cities and towns of central Virginia (including locations within the BRAFB service area), and back up the I-95 corridor. Throughout his route, he will be joined by supporters, including some government officials, and will visit running stores and events as he helps kick off Hunger Action Month. You can follow Amos at /500in5VA on Facebook and @RunOnVeggies on Twitter. As part of his course, Amose DeJardins will be visiting various locations within the Blue Ridge service area. They include:
- Day 1 - Saturday, August 30 at 9:45 - Winchester: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Lord Fairfax Area Branch
- Day 2 - Sunday, August 31 at 4:30 - Harrisonburg: Runner's Corner
- Day 3 - Monday, September 1 at 10:00am - Charlottesville: Ragged Mountain Running Shop
The bed and breakfast fund drive (August)
The Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia and its 200+ members have adopted Virginia's food banks as the recipients of an August campaign. Each participating inn will encourage guests and friends to contribute to the local food bank throughout the month in their own unique way.
"Feeding Virginia" - the year-long fund drive with the Virginia Association of Broadcasters (July 2014 - June 2015)
Media members across the state will support their local food banks through PSAs, spreading the word about hunger in their communities, as well as providing easy ways for their audience members to donate directly to the food bank serving their area. In addition, the VAB will be seeking out corporate partners to join in the fight against hunger. This campaign will run through summer 2015.
Augusta Expo Monthly Market & Yard Sale
While hosting their Monthly Market and Yard Sale, Augusta Expo is helping the hungry, too.
The event occurs on the first Saturday of each month. Admission is $1 or non-perishable food donations for the Food Bank. For every dollar you give, you will provide four meals to neighbors in need. For more info, visit www.augustaexpo.com.