VA Runner Back-to-School Drive

The school year will be here soon and the VA Runner Team will be partnering with area’s community shelters (The Thurman Brisben & ACTS of Community Center) to aid our hungry and homeless neighbors. From August 7th to August 9th, VA Runner will be a drop off location for essential back to school items (backpacks, notebooks, etc.) and nonperishable foods for the centers’ food pantry.  Below is a list of the most needed food items for the community centers.

Most Needed Items for the Pantry:
Toilet Tissue                            Latex & Food Service Gloves
Paper Towels                           Breakfast Cereal                      
Bath Soap                                Powdered Drink Mixes
Toothpaste                               Kids Snack Tub (pudding, juice box, granola bars, etc.)
Shampoo/Conditioner              39 & 13 Gallon Trash Bags
Deodorant                                Combination Locks     
Feminine Hygiene Products     Laundry Basket
Bath Soaps                              Infant/Children’s Tylenol
Diapers (Larger sizes 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Baby Wipes

Please help FARC support our community shelter by  bringing what items you can to VA Runner (1993 Carl D. Silver Pkwy, Fredericksburg VA, 22401.)  Your support helps to put food on the table and smiles on the faces of those in need.  For more information about the Back To School partnership and other community service affiliations, visit

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