On Thursday, Kroger Mid-Atlantic presented 15 members of Feed More’s Agency Network with grants to obtain critically needed resources that will strengthen programming and expand outreach to people struggling with hunger throughout Central Virginia. Kroger made a combined donation of $40,000 to the hunger-relief community organizations and nonprofits through its Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative.
Feed More’s Agency Network includes organizations that help Feed More extend its reach and positively impact more people struggling with hunger across Central Virginia. The funding helps the 15 nonprofit organizations purchase much-needed items like freezer units, laptops, electrical work and signage.
“We’re proud to support the important work of Feed More and its agencies to eliminate hunger in our communities,” said Allison McGee, corporate affairs manager for Kroger Mid-Atlantic. “This funding will help organizations operate more effectively and reach more people facing hunger.”
Kroger works with Feed More year-round to identify needs and areas where the food bank could use support. Several months ago, Feed More shared requests from the 15 agency members in the region that most needed assistance, and Kroger quickly stepped in to help.
“The members of our Agency Network are critical to helping Feed More fight hunger across our 34 county and city service area,” said Doug Pick, president and chief executive officer at Feed More. “Kroger understands the complexity and vastness of hunger in Central Virginia and this generous grant will directly support the members of our Agency Network and help ensure we continue to be here for our neighbors when they need us most. We are most grateful for this significant and timely support.”
The Feed More agencies receiving funding for requested items include:
- Broken Bread Ministries
- CARES, Inc.
- Controlled Outcomes
- Discovery UMC
- Down to Earth Ministries
- Hope Point Church
- Hopewell Food Pantry
- Meadowood COG
- Mountain Movers Ministry
- Mt. Olive Baptist Church
- Petersburg 7th Day Adventist
- Redemption Outreach Center
- St. Matthias Church
- Three Chopt Presbyterian
- Word, Spirit and Life Ministries
Last year, Kroger donated a new $120,000 refrigerated box truck to expand Feed More’s mobile pantry program. Kroger donates funds throughout the year and provides hundreds of thousands of pounds of food through its perishable donations program.
Join RAL for their Luminary Ceremony Wednesday
At the end of Operation Silent Night, and once every pet is in a home for the holidays, we will light up the night and experience the beautiful silence of an empty shelter during our Annual Luminary Ceremony.
At the end of Operation Silent Night, and once every pet is in a home for the holidays, we will light up the night and experience the beautiful silence of an empty shelter during our Annual Luminary Ceremony. Let’s celebrate the animals who have found a new loving home just in time for the holidays, while remembering the pets and people who are held near and dear to our hearts.
The 2021 Luminary Ceremony will be held the evening of December 22nd. This event is free and open to the public. Beginning at 5:30pm, we invite guests to start gathering outside RAL’s Adoption Center for cookies and hot cocoa. The ceremony will begin at 6pm and will feature Elizabeth Felicetti from St. David’s Episcopal Church as she leads the Blessing of the Animals.
After the ceremony, we will walk through the empty shelter filled with luminaries honoring loved ones for a spectacular glowing tribute.
*Please note, masks will be required for this event*
Road Closures for the Christmas Parade
Abbreviated version avoid Broad Street and it’s side streets between the Science Museum and the Coliseum on Saturday.
Flying Squirrels Season Tickets Available Now
We’re barely into December but that doesn’t mean you can’t start thinking about spring and baseball.
Full-season and partial-season ticket plans for the 2022 Richmond Flying Squirrels season are now available, the team announced on Thursday. A limited number of 2022 Holiday Packages are also on sale now.
Season ticket plans are available now online at SquirrelsBaseball.com, by phone at 804-359-3866 or in person at the Flying Squirrels ticket office.
“This time last year we had no schedule, no real indication what our season in 2021, if we had one, would look like,” Flying Squirrels CEO Todd “Parney” Parnell said. “Now, for our staff to be diligently preparing for our 69-home-game schedule at The Diamond is a huge win. We could not be more excited about the plans we have to make the 2022 campaign, one for the memory-making record books.”
Season ticket membership plans begin at $700 per year and include tickets to all 69 Flying Squirrels home games as well as additional benefits. Full-season ticket members receive access to discounted parking passes, a 20-percent discount at the Squirrels Nest Team Store presented by Retro Brand, a refillable mug with discounted drinks at Flying Squirrels concession stands, invitations to exclusive season ticket member events and much more.
More information about Flying Squirrels full-season ticket memberships is available here.
Also available now are Flying Squirrels 2022 Flex Plans with undated ticket vouchers for home games in the 2022 season. Great 8 memberships, which include eight undated ticket vouchers, start at $70. Gold Books, which include 40 undated, field-level ticket vouchers and 10 parking passes are available for $500 per book.
2022 Great 8 plans and Gold Books are available here.
A limited number of 2022 Holiday Packages are also on sale now. Holiday Packages include a 2022 Great 8 book with eight undated, flexible tickets plus an exclusive, limited edition Nutzy Nutcracker T-shirt. Holiday Packages are available here.
The Flying Squirrels open the 2022 season on Friday, April 8 at Bowie. Opening night at The Diamond will be Tuesday, April 12 as the Flying Squirrels host the Altoona Curve. The full 2022 schedule is available here. For more information, visit SquirrelsBaseball.com.