We are so grateful to everyone who came out to play BINGO on January 28 in support of the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry. With your generosity and support, not only did we fill the hall and raise over $2,500, but a mountain of food was collected to distribute to our clients. We are so blessed to have such a caring community. Thank you for enabling us to continue our mission to “Help Other People Eat.”
Based on the positive feedback we received from participants, we are looking forward to hosting another BINGO event in the coming months!
Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving held each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year’s event falls on Tuesday, November 29, 2016. With our recent increase in rent, the need has truly never been greater! Donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated and put to excellent use helping those in need within our community … READ MORE
Our thanks to Lexi Kertscher, a local Girl Scout Junior Cadette who designed and sewed 42 birthday bags to be given to Haymarket Regional Food Pantry clients. Lexi purchased the materials, sewed the bags herself, and filled them with items that you would use for a birthday party. What a wonderful surprise for all! Thanks, Lexi for spreading birthday joy with our HRFP families.
Hands in Motion (HIM) is a faith-based not-for-profit focused on helping the elderly and disabled in Fauquier County. HIM delivers firewood to the elderly and disabled who need it as a primary source of heat, repairs homes, and also distributes food to those in need. In addition, Hands in Motion provides important services to the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry (HRFP).
Venison and Fresh Produce
Hands in Motion has been instrumental during the past five years in providing venison to the HRFP, delivering roughly 12 tons of venison each year! This year, Hands in Motion also started delivering produce to the Food Pantry that they pick up each Sunday either from the Fauquier Education Farm (FEF) or the Dale City Farmers Market.
Hands in Motion is looking for volunteers to assist in transporting the venison and produce to the Food Pantry. The venison pickups take roughly 2.5 hours round trip and occur on a sporadic basis through February. A minivan with seats removed, pickup or a trailer are all suitable vehicles. Hands in Motion is also looking for drivers to help with Sunday pickups of produce with a three hour time commit.
If you would like to assist Hands in Motion by picking up and transporting the venison or produce to the Food Pantry, please email HIM president Tom Neff at Tom@HIMhq.org. We appreciate your consideration and any time that you can spare for this important effort!
Thank You, Hands in Motion
The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry is most appreciative of the work that Hands in Motion does in support of our clients at the Food Pantry. Being able to provide venison (a great source of protein) and fresh fruits and vegetables is a wonderful benefit for our families. Thank you, Hands in Motion for all you do for the community!
Gainesville United Methodist Church will be sponsoring its 3rd Annual “Wheels for Meals” Car Show to benefit the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on October 22, 2016. Non-perishable food and cash donations are being accepted at the event to be held in the church parking lot at 13710 Millstone Court in Gainesville, VA. The Car Show will feature all makes and models of vehicles and trucks, children’s activities, Virginia Search and Rescue vehicles, food, drinks, music, and the Virginia State Police Distracted Driving Simulator.
See Wheels for Meals Event Flyer for details!
Not many people know, or maybe not that many people have made it out to tell others, that deep in the woods of Northern Virginia lies a haunted trail within the Haunted Laurianne Woods. Fall is here and the inhabitants of the woods are out and ready to play! Best of all, you can experience these attractions for FREE while supporting the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry through Haunted Laurianne Woods’ canned food drive.
Donations are being collected each night of the haunt but arrangements for drop-offs at other times can be arranged via e-mail: email@example.com.
Travel twisting paths through the mysterious woods to 6 horrifically detailed attractions.
Location: 8233 Katie Lynn Court Gainesville, VA 20155
Parking: Commuter lot on Limestone Drive (behind the Gainesville Methodist Church). We ask that guests park at the commuter lot versus in the neighborhood to limit overcrowding. Given that we are in a residential area, please be courteous and respectful to our neighbors. Please be watchful of trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.
Dates: October 22, 28, 29, 31 Time: 7-10PM
The Gainesville chapter of 100 Women Who Care recently presented the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry with a donation of $4,300! Director Eileen Smith was on hand to accept the checks from nominating member, Alison Fredericks.
The 100 Women Who Care Concept
The organization works on a simple concept. They gather 100 women who care to make a $100 donation during a one hour meeting. The organization was founded by Karen Dunigan, who realized that when 100 or more people come together in a room, each person becomes a powerful force for doing good in their local community. Any member can present a need at each quarterly meeting, but the need has to be immediate and the money has to remain local. Members vote and then everyone writes a check to the same cause. 100 Women Who Care currently has 350 chapters worldwide.
The Gainesville Chapter
The Gainesville chapter was co-founded in February 2016 by Julie Beal and Hasna Ridwan. Their goal is to reach, and ultimately surpass, 100 members. Although the chapter is referred to as the Gainesville chapter due to its central meeting locations in Gainesville/Haymarket, the group welcomes all women from the surrounding areas.
The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry greatly appreciates the generous support of this growing local organization. To learn more, please visit the 100 Women Who Care website at 100womengainesville.com/.
The Piedmont Tsunamis Swim Team kicked off their 2016 season with a “We’re Souper Excited” for Summer Swim Food Drive to benefit the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry (HRFP). The team asked families to donate soup to help the HRFP stock its shelves during the summer months when needs increase due to the lack of school breakfast and lunch programs. In addition to donating soup, the food drive also prompted Piedmont Tsunami families to donate canned vegetables, pasta, and other items to the food pantry.
If you are a member of a local swim team and would like to promote a food drive for your team, please contact Dianne Rice through our website contact form.
Thurs., Feb. 16 - 5:30PM
Sat., Feb. 18, 12:30PM
Wed., March 1, 10:00AM
Thurs., March 16 - 5:30PM
Sat., March. 18, 12:30PMThe Food Pantry follows Prince William County Schools regarding closures due to weather.
Please note: New volunteers must submit a Volunteer Application prior to attending training.