Discover Fauquier December 2019
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Support the Food Bank
During the Holidays
This year, Piedmont Regional Adult Education (PRACEP)
and Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier (LVFC) are working
with the Fauquier Community Food Bank (FCFB&TS)
Thanksgiving "blue bag" giveaway to ensure that no family
goes without a hot meal this holiday season.
This year, those who signed up at the Food Bank for the
annual turkey and trimmings distribution will get their
goodies that volunteers have sorted, stuffed, and neatly
packed in reusable blue bags provided by PRACEP.
According to The Borgen Project, which studies the relationship
between education and poverty, "One of the first steps in
overcoming poverty is receiving an education," and Children
International states "Even when food is relatively prevalent,
it can be nutrient-poor--particularly lower-cost foods."
"Considering these two statements together, this partnership
makes great sense," says Ginger Hilleary, PRACEP's
program manager. "The Food Bank ensures people
receive good, nutritious food, and Literacy Volunteers
and PRACEP provide educational opportunities, including
helping people get their GED
Businesses, schools, faith-based organizations, community
groups, and individuals donate and organize food drives
throughout the holiday season, and the food collected is
distributed to those struggling to put meals on the table.
FCFB&TS manger Sharon Ames projects the food bank will
receive over 20,000 pounds of food from the community
and the schools' "Stuff the Bus" food fundraiser this year.
"In previous years, we used paper bags, but these reusable
bags are environmentally friendly and stronger," Ginger
says. "We hope that clients will not only use the bags
for shopping, but will see our contact information on the
front and call us if they know someone in need of their
GED. We also plan to
distribute bags to the
other food banks in our
FCFB&TS is always in
need of donations of
perishable and non-
p e r i s h a b l e g o o d s ,
thrift store donations,
and volunteers. To
learn more, call (540)
Sharon Ames, Ginger Hilleary
and Joyce D'urso