Community Collaboration Workshop 2023

Community Partners from across the Central Rappahannock River Region get together for our annual Community Collaboration Workshop for a day of networking and learning.

Wednesday, May 24, 2023
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Fredericksburg Expo Center

2023 - Starfish Thrower Rewind Topics

Healthy Pantry Initiative

Description: Virginia's food banks and their community partners are committed to supporting the health of neighbors facing hunger. The Healthy Pantry Initiative is a movement guiding all interested pantries to implement more health-focused and neighbor-centered practices.

Emergency Preparedness

Description: Knowing what types of disasters we can face here in Virginia is only the first step to being prepared. Next, we must make a plan. Each emergency is different, but starting with the basics will help you and your family be ready when the time comes.


Description: OrderAhead expands access to charitable food through a discreet and convenient click-and-collect grocery ordering system that reduces the physical and social barriers encountered by neighbors facing food insecurity. The program enables individuals facing hunger to order food from a Feeding America network food bank or partner organization and picks it up at convenient community locations.


Description: How to recognize the signs of an opioid overdose and administer the opioid overdose reversal drug Naloxone (NARCAN)

2023 Starfish Thrower Rewind Awards

Marie Kunlo Agency of the Year Award, Aquia's Pantry
Volunteer Hero Award, Mark Houghton
Phyllis & Les Howze Senior Award, Frances Vaughn - Eastland United Methodist Church
Oya Oliver Humanitarian Award, "The Monday Crew" - Donna Collins, Judy Hendrix, Irene Peretich & Carol Garland
Matthew Glen Children's Award, Stafford County Public Schools
Gladys Ferguson Community Service Award, Fredericksburg Christian Health Center
Program Partner of the Year,  Fredericksburg Area Service League's Diaper Bag Program

Thank You to our Title Sponsor!


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