AUGUST

Aug. 1 - 30 • Bed and Breakfast Association of Virginia Fund Drive

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.

 

 

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AUG. 30 - SEPT. 3 • Step by Step Event

Award-winning marathon runner Amos DeJardins will complete a 500-mile course over 5 days in Virginia to kick off Hunger Action Month and raise money for the Federation of Virginia Food Banks. Amos will make stops at stores and events, and he’ll be joined by supporters along his trek. View a map of Amos’ route.

Winchester: Saturday Aug. 30 at 9:45 a.m. Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Lord Fairfax Area Branch

Harrisonburg: Sunday, Aug. 31 at 4:30 p.m. Runner's Corner

Charlottesville: Monday, Sept. 1 at 10 a.m. Ragged Mountain Running Shop

 

SEPT. 4  •  Go Orange for Hunger

This Sept. 4, we invite individuals, charities, schools, businesses and government to Go Orange for hunger to raise awareness of this critical issue. By displaying the color orange at your office, place of worship, home or school you can draw attention the 144,480 individuals in the Blue Ridge who face hunger. Learn more about Go Orange here.

 

SEPT. 10-17 Extreme Makeover: Food Bank Edition

Volunteers in the community will give our Charlottesville facility a facelift! Volunteers will clean, scrape, hammer and paint the site, while our media partners from Monticello Media and the Charlottesville Newsplex will join us for the big reveal.

 

SEPT. 13 Staunton Mall 4th Annual Car Show

This event features hundreds of hotrods, customs, classics and antiques going back to 1899, plus famous cars from film and television. Visit the show for food, music and fun—your proceeds will benefit the Food Bank. Kicks off at 10 a.m. at the Staunton Mall.

 

SEPT. 19 Stuff A Truck

Come help us fill our trucks with food for your neighbors in need during this one-day event, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., at one of four grocery stores—Martin’s in Harrisonburg, Staunton and Waynesboro—and Giant Foods in Charlottesville. Meet your favorite personalities from Monticello Media and the Charlottesville Newsplex, and WHSV and Clear Channel Radio of Harrisonburg as we try to reach our goal of 40,000 pounds of food. You can find our most-needed foods list here.

 

 SEPT. 26-28 

 

The 4th Annual Misty Mountain Music Festival showcases original bands alongside local businesses and artisans.  This family-friendly camping event offers something for all ages as you sit back and relax to the best Folk, Bluegrass, Country and Americana music!  This year, the Festival will not require ticket purchases.  Instead they have partnered with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, so admission to the event will be a personal monetary donation at the gates.  Click here for more information.

 

 

THROUGH JUNE 2015 • Feeding Virginia

Media members of the Virginia Association of Broadcasters (VAB) 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 corporate partners to join in the fight against hunger.  This campaign will run through summer 2015.

 

 

MONTHLY EVENT

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 .

 

 

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