Christmas Break Food Drive for Homeless Youth
At last county — September 2015 — there were 472 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 winter break and other school holidays, these children don’t receive the food provided by school programs, she said. The Christmas Break Food Drive collects food items and works with area agencies to distribute the food to young people in need.
Non-perishable meal and snack items are needed, including:
Breakfast and Granola Bars
Microwave Mac & Cheese
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
Snack crackers (Goldfish, Teddy Grahams, etc.)
Donations can be delivered 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday through December 9, 2015, to Mount Hope Baptist Church, 6823 Harrison Rd., Fredericksburg.
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