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.
The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry would like to thank the Manassas Chorale for their recent “Postcards from America” Spring Concert which encouraged guests to bring a non-perishable food item to benefit the food pantry. The concert on June 3rd at the Hylton Center included rousing patriotic songs and folk pieces from across the country. The event also featured the Greater Manassas Children’s Choir.
After the event, Miller Toyota Scion provided a vehicle to collect the donated food items and deliver them to the pantry. What a tremendous community partnership!
The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry is in search of more volunteers who can commit to coming in for Maintenance shifts from 10am-12 noon. Monday –Friday. We especially need volunteers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Maintenance volunteers are responsible for organizing and shelving food donations, and re-stocking the food bin area.
If you are interested, please contact Laura Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Laura schedule you for Maintenance training with Marylou Scarbrough. Thanks for your consideration!
The Blue Ridge Orthopaedic Foundation (BROF), a generous, long-time supporter of the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry, is sponsoring its 5th annual Bodies In Motion 5K & 10K on May 15, 2016.
The BROF has donated over $83,000 to local non-profits (including the food pantry) and wants to hit the $100,000 mark. To help them reach their goal, please consider participating in their upcoming race. They are looking for both walkers and runners to join them on May 15th at the WARF in Warrenton!
Thank you to all the sponsors, volunteers, and participants who helped make the 2nd Annual Haymarket Food Pantry 5K a success this past Saturday. Despite the cold, rainy weather, we had a good turnout with a happy crowd. We look forward to seeing everyone AND their friends and families next year!
The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry is hosting its second annual 5K Run/Walk for Hunger at Vint Hill on Saturday, April 2, 2016 starting at 8:00 a.m. Registration is $25 through March 1 then goes up to $30 per person. Entry will include a T-shirt if you register by March 14. Race cost will be $30 on Race Day with no guarantee of race T-shirt.
The race will start and finish at Vint Hill Craft Winery located at 7150 Lineweaver Road, Warrenton, VA. All proceeds benefit the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry so lace up your running and walking shoes and join us! More information can be found on the 5K Run for Hunger online registration site.
As we near the end of another year, we want to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful Haymarket Regional Food Pantry volunteers who do so much throughout the year to make a difference in other people’s lives. We appreciate all that you do and wish you all the best during this holiday season. (Pictured: Some of our 2015 Christmas Basket distribution elves.)
Every Wednesday at 10:00AM and Friday at 9:00AM (except 4/21/17)
Saturday April 15, May 20, June 17 at 12:30PM
Thursday, April 20, May 10, June 14 at 5:00PMThe 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.