We Received Rachel Ray’s Yum-o Grant

Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Receives $10,000 Grant from Rachel Ray’s

Yum-o! Organization to Support Food-4-Families School Pantry Program

Fredericksburg, VA (Jun 5 2017) – The Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Yum-o! to strengthen the Food-4-Families School Pantry Program, in order to promote the well-being of children and families who struggle with hunger. Launched in 2006 by Rachael Ray, Yum-o!® is a nonprofit organization that empowers kids and their families to develop healthy relationships with food and cooking by teaching families to cook, feeding hungry kids, and funding cooking education and scholarships. According to the FRFB Agency and Programs Director, Mishelle Krogstad, “This grant will help the FRFB purchase nutritious food to be distributed through our 47 school pantries directly to the families who are in need.”

The food bank serves as the charitable food hub for 72 non-profit and faith-based organizations throughout Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, the City of Fredericksburg, and Locust Grove community. Sourcing local produce is the heart of the food bank’s Produce Program, providing emergency food distribution through forty seven on-site school pantries to allow families to obtain healthy food and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) information in a safe and friendly environment. Oya Oliver, FRFB President and CEO stated, “We are very grateful for Yum-o!’s commitment to the children and families living in our community. As our communities grow, the need increases, and with the help of organizations like Yum-o!, the FRFB is able to assist in the alleviation of hunger. We are especially grateful for the financial support that will allow us to provide healthy foods to school aged children and their families who must face hunger on a daily basis.”