Valley Businesses Give Back

2017 Food and Fund Drive Dates: June 5 to June 23
Registration for this food and fund drive is now closed.

Valley Businesses Give Back (VBGB) is an annual food and fund drive led by local businesses and organizations in the Shenandoah Valley to raise money and collect non-perishable food to help stock the shelves of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank during the summer months. In 2017, 35 businesses donated 7,248 pounds of food and $3,958, enough to help us provide 21,872 meals to neighbors in the Shenandoah Valley this summer—twice as much as our projected goal!  

VBGB began in 2011 and local business participation has increased over time. Over the past seven years, VBGB has collected a total of 54,227 pounds of food, raised $28,409, and brought together more than 100 businesses and organizations in our area to engage in hunger relief locally. We are grateful for the continued partnership and support of this effort from Hershey Chocolate of Virginia as well as the Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lexington-Rockbridge Chamber of Commerce, and Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce.

Congratulations to our 2017 Grand Champion—Blue Ridge Insurance Services, Inc. and to our 2017 Chamber Champion—Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce!

On behalf of the staff at BRAFB, our Board members, and especially the clients we serve, we want to say THANK YOU to the participating businesses below for your dedication to helping others.

2017 Participants
Advantage Physical Therapy
Best Buy
Blue Ridge Bank
Blue Ridge Insurance Services
Blue Ridge Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Brightview Baldwin Park
Canteen Services
Chamber of Commerce Serving Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County
City National Bank
ComfortCare Women’s Health
CommonWealth One Federal Credit Union
Dupont Community Credit Union
F&M Bank
First Bank
Gateway Café
Greater Augusta Regional Chamber of Commerce
Harmony Moon
Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
Hershey Chocolate of Virginia
Hollister, Inc.
LD&B Insurance and Financial Services
LSC Communications
Rachel’s Quilt Patch
Radiance Tanning & Hair Salon
Sentara RMH Medical Center, Food and Nutrition Dept.
Shenandoah Valley Brewing Co.
Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehab Center
Stonewall Jackson Area Council
Sumitomo Drive Technologies
The Quiltery LLC
The Reserve at Stone Port
The UPS Store #0527
The Woman’s Center Ob-Gyn Associates Women’s Health, Inc.
VMI Alumni Agencies