It only takes just a little to give back a lot to local families.

AARP Fredericksburg Chapter #3396 has been hard at work again, but this time volunteering for the 2018 AARP Virginia Community-Wide Food Drive.

Chapter members were joined by the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office and friends on September 7th and September 8th. Pictured in front of the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank van at the Giant on 35 Town and Country Drive from left to right are: Matthew Logan, Giant Assistant Manager, chapter members Mike D’Ostilio, Sally Cooney Anderson (Chapter President), Steve Scheibe, Marietta D’Ostilio (Chapter Food Drive Chairman), Kathleen Holler, Betty Lee Sprinkle, Mary Kofron, Juanita Channel, and Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Food Drive and Volunteer Coordinator Carey Sealy. The group was joined by Stafford Deputy Heather Scanlon and Cadet Rodrick (McGruff), Cadet Estrada, and Cadet Froman.

They collected 3,500 pounds of food which equals $665.71 in monetary donations. Each dollar of the monetary donations equals two meals.

Marietta D’Ostilio was joined by chapter members Susan Trunzo and Evadine Cooper, as well as her daughter and granddaughter Heather and Mary Clemens. Volunteers helping to feed the hungry span many generations.

Dominique Thomas, Community Service Coordinator, and Assistant Program Director Americorps Goodskills, led the collection effort at Giant on Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania.

 

 

 

AmeriCorps volunteers. From left to right standing in the back is Amanda Fetzer, sitting at the table is Genese Hayden, and standing in front is Nicole Williams. AARP Fredericksburg Chapter #3396 commends Ms. Thomas and her team for their continued assistance and partnership in our yearly food drive.

The Fredericksburg AARP Chapter #3396 would like to thank the managers at the above Giant Food Stores as well as our partners – AmeriCorps, Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, Senior Visitors, and Healthy Generations Area Agency on Aging and its five cafes in the city of Fredericksburg and the counties of Caroline, King George, Spotsylvania, and Stafford.  All food and monetary donations will be going to our local Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.