Food Pantry

Castleton Lakes the setting for Food Pantry benefit

The celebration begins Saturday, May 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the pantry in Sperryville with the Ooh La La Pet Parade. Registration begins at 9:30, and critters strut their stuff at 10. Entry fee (waived for pantry customers) is bags or cans of dog food and cat food, costumes are encouraged and all competing critters receive a certificate attesting to their outstanding characteristics. […]

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Annual ‘Pantry Day’ combines food and fun for a good cause

That’s just the cash. The pantry also received 146,654 pounds of food last year. Using the standard valuation for food donations, that’s over $250,000 worth. The bulk of the contributions came in year-round from the chain groceries; Waterpenny and Sunnyside Farms also delivered fresh local produce in season. […]

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Pantry launches cooking classes

A $10,000 grant from the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation was the facilitator for the classes. New equipment, counters and shelves transformed a staging area into a commercial kitchen that meets health standards, and lessons began with a soft opening in November. […]

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So others may eat

Thanksgiving is also a time in Rappahannock where many a volunteer man the food pantry, for a week long effort, assembling and handing out turkey dinners, replete with fresh produce and fruits, breads, baked and dried goods. Over 190 families are served. […]

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DAR inductions, Pantry gala success

Warm days, Food Pantry gala success, CCLC Pre-K grads, and Mother’s Day memories — with one special mother (and daughter) inducted into the inducted into the Fauquier Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). […]

By Kathy Krometis

The Rapp for Dec. 1

It’s Christmas in Little Washington this Sunday; after the parade, Rappahannock Quilt Club are selling raffle tickets; this Saturday, RAAC Theatre’s “12 Days of Christmas” is followed by a Q&A with the playwright. […]

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Thanksgiving dinners? Bank on it.

Most of Union Bank & Trust’s Rapp branch staff traveled to Sperryville to help out at the Rappahannock Food Pantry, including by assembling boxes and to present a $3,500 donation enabling the Pantry to put together some 200 dinner-and-fixings boxes. […]

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The full Pantry

Some photos from Food Pantry Day last Saturday (May 7) in and around Little Washington, including pictures by Gary Anthes from the morning’s Pet Parade on the lawn of the Old Washington School and photos by Luke Christopher from the evening’s benefit dinner at Jessamine Hill. […]

Awards and Honors

Citizen of the Year: Mimi Forbes

Mimi Forbes is a force of nature. The director of the Rappahannock Food Pantry has a welcoming smile so bright and so real that she can create sunshine on a cloudy day for customers and volunteers alike. The Rappahannock News’ Citizen of the Year for 2015, she blows away worries with hurricane force, floods troubles with sympathy, washes away despair with care and warms hearts with compassion. […]

By Ruthie Windsor-Mann


At Trinity Episcopal Church’s sixth annual pre-Thanksgiving Sing-Along last Sunday, 115 singers of all ages showed up and opened their lungs (and their wallets, contributing nearly $3,000 to benefit the Food Pantry). […]