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Haymarket Women’s Group Rallies Community To Assist Food Pantry
The Regency Women’s Club has collected more than $42,000 and 1 ton of food for a local food pantry during the coronavirus crisis..

A Haymarket charitable group has collected more than $42,000 and 1 ton of food to help a local food pantry meet the needs of families since the start of the coronavirus crisis. Over the past three months, the group, the Regency Women’s Club, rallied its more than 200 members to … READ MORE


Press Release Announcing Move to Limestone
Haymarket Regional Food Pantry Will Relocate to New Space and switch to Grocery Store Experience for clients.

On May 15, 2020 we officially announced our move in the midst of COVID-19 and our temporary gift card program. Check out the official press release


Fox DC 5 – Interview with Executive Director, Eileen F. Smith, M.Ed.
HRFP Featured on Fox 5 DC Announcing Gift Card Program and COVID-19 Response.

The HRFPs response during COVID-19 to provide grocery store gift cards to our clients was featured on Fox DC 5. Watch the video here.


Haymarket Regional Food Pantry to Hold Pop-Up-Grocery Event
PWC Board of Supervisors provide funding to support citizens impacted by government shutdown.

On Saturday, January 26, 2019, the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry will host its first Pop-Up Grocery event in support of the people of Prince William County impacted by the partial government shutdown. The event is… READ MORE

09.17.2017   Haymarket Food Pantry Goes Viral by Christine Craddock, Haymarket LIfestyle Magazine
For most social media posts, “going viral” usually means the content has been shared or viewed more than a million times. But for the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry, one post — shared over 300 times and picked up by local media channels — had just as much impact as if it truly went viral. The picture depicted empty shelves and made the community aware of just how much the pantry requires to fulfill the families they serve — 900 boxes of cereal and 900 boxes of macaroni and cheese PER WEEK, among so many other crucial needs… READ MORE
05.09.2017   Food Pantry Shelves in Prince William County Go Bare by NBC4 Washington
A food pantry in Prince William County, Virginia, serves at least 180 families in need every week, but last week its shelves were completely bare. The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry in Haymarket, Virginia, was all out of food on Friday. A post to the volunteer-run organization’s Facebook page showed the empty shelves. “This doesn’t happen that often,” volunteer coordinator Laura Smith said. “I’m kind of shocked that we had to do a callout.”
Smith has volunteered with the food pantry for the past five years and… READ MORE
07.14.2014   Haymarket Food Pantry Participates in Workday Cangineering Challenge by Christine Craddock, Haymarket Beat
The Haymarket Food Pantry unveiled their canned goods sculpture July 17 as part of the Third Annual Workday Cangineering Challenge sponsored by the Workday Foundation. Workday Foundation was established in 2013 with the goal of supporting charitable causes that are important to Workday employees. The foundation’s mission is to engage and encourage their employees to “make a positive impact” in their communities. . . READ MORE
06.05.2013   Battlefield Freshman Launches Food Pack Service at Alvey Elementary
Julia Burks, a freshman at Battlefield High School is also a member of the Girl Scouts. As a member of the Girl Scouts, Julia has made a commitment to help the hungry children in the Manassas community through the Girl Scout Gold Award project. The Gold Award project, which started this past spring provides weekend food packs for the students in need at Alvey Elementary school in Haymarket,Virginia.. . . READ MORE
11.14.2012   Next Level Collecting Foodstuffs for Haymarket Food Pantry
Next Level Fitness & Performance in Haymarket is hosting a food drive through Dec. 14 for the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry’s “Holiday Meals in a Basket.” The drive is open to members of the personally focused gym as well as to members of the community. . . READ MORE
10.06.2012   Food Pantry Auction Deemed a Success
Despite a small crowd, the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry fall Dinner and Auction was deemed a win by all. “Friday night was a great success,” said HRFP board member Celeste Corrigan, who spearheaded the event with her daughter, Jennifer Schadowsky . . . READ MORE
08.30.2012   Teen holds food drive to aid Haymarket Regional Food Pantry
Sparked by a conversation she overheard about the decreasing donations to the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry over the summer, Gainesville resident Gabby DiRocco asked her neighbors in Oak Valley, a neighborhood of about 250 homes, to help. . . READ MORE
06.21.2012   BHS Sophomore Wins Food Pantry Logo Design Contest
Representatives from the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry recently visited Michael McGaugh’s graphic design class at Battlefield High School to announce the winner of the food pantry’s logo design contest. Sophomore Jazmin Austin was selected as the winning artist and received a $100 . . . READ MORE
09.16.2011   Haymarket Food Pantry Plans Benefit
Asking for donations, begging businesses, calling in favors: these are the ABCs of putting together a nonprofit fundraiser. Seven local women recently put on their thinking caps, put together an ABC plan, and put out the word; they plan to raise $10,000 for the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry . . . READ MORE
09.15.2011   Pantry Food Donations Welcome on Haymarket Day
Hundreds of people are expected to come out and enjoy the Haymarket Day festivities from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. They can bring canned goods or other nonperishable food items to donate to the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry located in a refurbished house next to the Haymarket Police Department on Washington Street . . . READ MORE
08.13.2011   Haymarket Food Pantry Stuggles for Donations During Tough Economy
The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry volunteers give what they have and hope for more every time they open the door. “Do you have any milk today?” asked a young mom. “Not today.” Another person inquired . . . READ MORE
03.01.2011   Community Gathers to Celebrate New & Improved Food Pantry
The new location for the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry opened in January, so consider this past weekend’s festivities just a tad overdue for a charity that is so well regarded within the town’s community . . . READ MORE
02.27.2011   >Haymarket Food Pantry Expands in Face of Economic Woes
“It is very overwhelming to see the generosity in the community,” said Supervisor John Stirrup, Gainesville. “I think it’s a great testament to … what you’re all about.” Gift Number One: Space in the town hall for food to distribute to needy. And when that space overfilled . . . READ MORE