Tag: Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

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Backstage at the Food Pantry

The group gathered on the loading dock in the back of the warehouse at Blue Ridge Area Food Bank’s headquarters in Verona. 

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Backpack Program Coalition forms to improve food distribution at city schools

A once-disjointed effort to provide food to Harrisonburg students in need now enjoys the support of a coalition that hopes to better serve them.

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While surge of need recedes from 2020, Blue Ridge food bank remains on alert

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank has almost returned to pre-pandemic levels, according to the organization’s CEO. 

Little Pantry aims to help others stock up

At the Singers Glen recycling center sits an unassuming cabinet next to the bins full of cardboard and newspapers.

Hburg schools’ get creative with Mobile Cafe to make sure students and their families have enough to eat

After the Harrisonburg City Public Schools shut down amid the COVID-19 pandemic, dedicated staff and nutritionists worked out a plan to continue providing meals for students whose primary source of nutritious food came through the schools.

Fresh produce, good books and a dash of ingenuity from JMU dietetics students becomes a recipe for success

A community program designed to help families get fresh fruits and vegetables is now taking a new approach thanks to the help of two JMU dietetics students, who spent a year trying to solve a problem of how to introduce families to using produce they’ve never cooked with before.

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