How the FRFB is Addressing COVID-19
WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPDATE THIS PAGE AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE
The FRFB is committed to the highest standards of food safety and personal safety for our staff, volunteers, community partners, and neighbors who receive food
Although we do not yet know how this outbreak will impact the Fredericksburg Region, we are monitoring its status closely and doing everything we can to ensure those who depend on us continue to receive nutritious food.
We are working closely with state and local public health agencies, healthcare providers and local government to access and assess the most up-to-date information as it unfolds.
Getting Food Out To Our Community
We will continue to collect, prepare and distribute food to those in need. For real-time updates about Food Assistance in our community, download our app FredFoodVA on iOS or Android
Food Pantries throughout our community have modified their pantry schedules. To see current pantries open for distribution click here.
The FRFB will be collecting food and packing boxes on behalf of Stafford County Public Schools for distribution to students and their families. Donations to aid in this effort can be made here. 100% of these funds will be used to support Stafford County Public Schools.
The FRFB will be running a "Drive-Thru" style pantry at our facility, 3631 Lee Hill Dr, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 starting March 24th: For SENIORS ONLY (60 years of age & older) on Tuesdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm For Families & Individuals on Thursdays from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Home-Bound individuals can call our Hunger Hotline at (540) 310-9756 and schedule a delivery of food. This service is limited to those with zero access to transportation and the vulnerable population that are high-risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
How You Can Help
Monetary donations will make the biggest impact. In an effort to meet the needs of our community we are focusing on emergency distribution, including distribution of pre-packed TEFAP boxes. During the month of May your donation is DOUBLED $20 can help provide 40 nourishing meals. To make a donation:
Mail a Check to PO Box 1006, Fredericksburg, VA 22402
Call (540) 371-7666 x 137 and make a donation over the phone.
All volunteers are required to wash their hands prior to participating in any food handling project, and we are limiting the total number of volunteers in our building at any given time. It is important to sign up on our website in advance to ensure we will have a project for you upon arrival. Walk-In volunteers may be asked to return at another time if the maximum number of volunteers has been met. If you’re healthy and willing to volunteer, please signup today.
To ensure the highest food safety standards for our community, we are asking for monetary donations to purchase the most needed items and not encouraging community food drives. We would love for you to host a Virtual Food Drive to share your passion for the food bank with your network.
The news reports about COVID-19 are troubling, but we have seen the strength of this community in the face of challenges. As we face this new challenge we know that together, we can keep our community safe and healthy. Please do your part in keeping our community safe by following the recommendations of the CDC for preventing illness and by staying home if you are not feeling well or showing signs of illness.
We remain passionate about our mission and ensure your trust in us is well placed. You have made a commitment to the future well-being of our community, we value that commitment and promise to continue to serve those in need throughout these challenging times.
Thank you for your confidence in our abilities and please stay well.