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Food bank needs help providing Thanksgiving meals

Giant Food donated 1,000 frozen turkeys to the Fredericksburg Area Food Bank on Tuesday but the organization still needs help meeting the needs of the community this Thanksgiving.

President Oya Oliver hopes to feed 3,400 people this year and needs nearly 2,000 more turkeys along with the side dishes.

She’s hoping to meet her goal by Friday.

If you can help, food and monetary donations can be made as follows.


The Fredericksburg Area Food Bank is located at 3631 Lee Hill Drive in the Lee Hill industrial park in Spotsylvania County. It accepts food and monetary donations.

Monetary donations can be made in person, online via, by phone at 540/371-7666, ext 137, or by mail: Fredericksburg Area Food Bank, P.O. Box 1006, Fredericksburg, VA 22402.

Donations of fresh, refrigerated and frozen items are accepted during business hours. Canned, non-perishable items can be dropped at the food bank and at collection sites.

The food bank is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Collection sites:

  • YMCA, 212 Butler Road, Stafford, VA 22405;
  • YMCA, Spotsylvania, 5700 Smith Station Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22407;
  • Electrical Equipment Company, 4617 Mine Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22408, 540/891-8828;
  • Avery-Hess Realtors, 774 Warrenton Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22406, 540/373-9300;
  • Allstate Insurance, 43 Town and Country Drive, Suite 105, Fredericksburg, VA 22405, 540/368-9000
  • Storage 2000, 4720 Business Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22408, 540/898-8288;
  • Title Max, 5203 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22408, 540/322-5731;
  • Women’s Health and Surgery Center, 2761 Jeff Davis Hwy., Suite 101, Stafford, VA 22554, 540/720-7340;
  • River Woods of Fredericksburg, 2000 Woodlyn Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, 540/371-6770.