July 13, 2024

Campus-Wide Food Drive Nov. 6-13

Campus Dining and the UMW Athletic Department, with the support of the UMW Staff Advisory Council and UMW Bookstore, are sponsoring Sodexo’s tenth annual “STOP Hunger” campus and community wide food drive from Nov. 6-13. The goal this year is to collect 25,000 pounds of food, or more than five times the 4,729 pounds of food donated last year. Helping us in this effort are the local YMCA, radio station 99.3 The Vibe, LifePoint Church, Fredericksburg Baptist Church, Food Lion, Giant Food and several area schools and community organizations. All donations will go to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank.


The UMW Staff Advisory Council, recognizing that hunger is a daily disaster and not just a seasonal need, began their “One Can Hope” food drive earlier this fall and will continue it through Dec. 18. Since all of their donations also go to the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank, they have generously agreed to add any donations they receive between Nov. 6 and 13 to our “Stop Hunger” food drive campaign.


The Athletic Department is also participating in a conference-wide food collection competition, which has been won for the last several years by CNU. Our athletes hope to take first place this year, “Canning CNU” and securing recognition for our community’s generosity. They will be manning donation tables in front of the Giant Food store in Eagle Village and assisting with collections across campus throughout the drive.


We are also pleased that radio station 99.3 The Vibe is lending great support to the food drive. In addition to making public service announcements about the drive they will be broadcasting live and giving out prizes at our curb-side collection event on Nov. 6, and they will also provide a free “Vibe” party for the residence hall that brings in the most pounds of food per person in the hall.


We hope everyone in our campus community will contribute to the “Stop Hunger” food drive, providing much-needed food for many of our neighbors. Here are some of the many campus donation opportunities:

  • Nov. 6, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Curb-Side Collection by Seacobeck Hall. Parking spaces will be reserved so that you can easily drive up and deliver your food donations.
  • Nov. 6-13: Collections bins in all Campus Dining locations and the UMW Bookstore. Place food donations in the “Stop Hunger” bins. If you make a donation at the UMW Bookstore you will receive a 15 percent discount on your purchase, too!
  • Nov. 613: “One Can Hope” donation locations.
  • Purchasing Office at Eagle Landing (fourth floor)
  • Financial Aid Bureau at Lee Hall (first floor)
  • Human Resources (just inside the front door)
  • George Washington Hall (one collection bin in each hallway on first, second, and third floors)
  • Physical Plant Foyer
  • Nov. 9-13: Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank Truck in Ball Circle Please check the Campus Dining web site next week for details regarding collection hours.


For additional information about any aspect of the “Stop Hunger” food drive please visit UMWDining.com, e-mail us at Dining@UMW.edu, or contact Campus Dining Marketing Assistant Heather Hosey 540-654-5982.

Stop Hunger Food Drive Launch

On Friday, Nov. 6, Campus Dining and the UMW Athletic Department will launch Sodexo’s annual “Stop Hunger” food drive on our campus.  This is the 10th year that Campus Dining and our UMW athletes have worked together to coordinate a campus and community food drive to benefit local food charities.   Last year’s drive resulted in nearly 5,000 pounds of food being donated to the Fredericksbug Regional Food Bank.  This year, with the support of the our UMW community, the YMCA, radio station 99.3 The Vibe and several local public schools and churches, we hope to collect a whopping 25,000 pounds of food!  We’ve set this goal in order to make a real impact on food insecurity in our area.

Our athletes are also participating in a conference-wide food drive competition and hope to win top honors for UMW as the school collecting the most food for their community.  The athletes will be setting up collection tables at local food stores and promoting student donations here on campus.  There will be many opportunities for students, faculty and staff to donate non-perishable foods to the “Stop Hunger” food drive.

* Nov. 6: Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., donations may be dropped off at the curb on College Avenue in front of Seacobeck Hall.  Radio station 99.3 The Vibe will also be on hand to help promote donations.

*Nov. 6-13: The UMW Bookstore will be giving discounts to customers who make food donations in the bookstore.

*Nov. 6-13: Collection bins will be available in all Campus Dining locations.

There will also be several other “Stop Hunger” food drive events and Campus Dining will provide boxes, bins, signs and flyers to any UMW office or group wishing to support the food drive.   For more information contact Heather Hosey at Heather.Hosey@Sodexo.com or call 540-654-5982.