September 22, 2023

Food Drives Benefit Regional Food Bank

The UMW community will be collecting food  and other items to benefit the Fredericksburg Regional Food Drive.

The Thanksgiving Food Drive, sponsored by the Staff Advisory Council, began Oct. 22 and will run through Nov. 8. You can drop off donations at the following locations:

  • Lee Hall, cashier’s office, 2nd floor
  • Eagle Landing, Suite 480
  • GW Hall, Room 204
  • Fitness Center
  • University Center, Suite 206
  • Stafford Campus, South Building, Admissions Suite

The annual Stop Hunger Food Drive, sponsored by Sodexo, Campus Dining and the UMW athletes will kick-off on Monday, October 29.  Donation bins will be placed in all campus dining locations, Simpson Library, and the UMW Bookstore, which will give a 15 percent discount on one insignia item to customers who make food donations at the time of their purchases.

UMW athletes will be collecting donations outside the Giant food store in Eagle Village October 29 and 30 as well as November 1 and 2 between 10 a.m. and noon, and also on Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Food and monetary contributions will be accepted by the athletes and cashiers at the Top of the UC.

When making food donations, please make sure the items are within their expiration dates and that cans are not dented.  The items most needed by the food bank include the following:

  • Canned meat (tuna and chicken)
  • Canned fruit in light syrup or juice
  • Canned vegetables, low sodium or no sodium
  • Pasta and sauce (no glass jars, please)
  • Boxed meals
  • Pancake mix
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Dehydrated milk
  • Brown or white rice
  • Cornbread mix
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Instant potatoes
  • Canned and dry beans
  • Hot and cold cereals

The following personal care items are also needed:

  • Bar soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Shaving cream
  • Diapers
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues

For more information about the Stop Hunger Food Drive, please contact Campus Dining Marketing Manager Rose Benedict at or 540-654-2169.