Spring Break Food Drive for Homeless Youth

by | Mar 6, 2016 | Uncategorized

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At last count — January 2016 — there are 927 homeless youth in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Caroline and King George.

“These are kids who live with their family in hotels and motels, in shelters, in cars and who “double-up,” moving from friend to friend,” said Ritta Armstead, president of U4C Victory Ministry.

During school breaks and holidays, these children don’t receive the food provided by school programs, she said. The Spring Break Food Drive collects food items and works with area agencies to distribute the food to young people in need.

Donations can be delivered 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. through Wednesday, March 16, 2016, to Mount Hope Baptist Church, 6823 Harrison Rd., Fredericksburg.

Non-perishable meal and snack items are needed, including:
Breakfast and Granola Bars
Peanut Butter
Microwave Mac & Cheese
Microwave Oatmeal
Ravioli and Spaghetti O’s (pop tops)
Mixed Nuts/Dried Fruit Mixes
Individual Boxes of Raisins
Fruit Cups/Applesauce Cups
Microwave Popcorn – Low butter/sodium
Juice Boxes/Sports Drinks/Bottled Water
Pudding Cups
Snack crackers (Goldfish, Teddy Grahams, etc.)

Personal care items needed include:
Shampoo/Conditioner Soap
Toothpaste/Toothbrush Lotion
Underwear Socks

Storage Trailer Needed
U4C Victory Ministries, Inc. is looking for the loan of a a closed trailer from March 5 – March 16 to store the donated items until distribution. If you can help, please call 540-693-0174.

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