Mountain View Dental Team is proud to be a part of the Valley Businesses Give Back Promotion – 2018. We are asking you for help to Kick out Hunger! Now through June 24, 2018, make it a point to clean out those kitchen pantries or grab a few extra non-perishable food items while at the grocery store. We have a 250lb. food barrel that’s ready to be filled up and donated to the local Blue Ridge Area Food Bank of the Shenandoah Valley.
History of Valley Gives Back:
The idea for Valley Businesses Give Back (VBGB) grew from the desire to help others within the community, on a very personal level. The concept originated at the Hershey Company and at first involved area businesses donating specific items to create holiday meal baskets to distribute to families in need. In time, a new vision emerged to organize a community-wide food and fund drive within the Shenandoah Valley, knowing that other local businesses wanted to Give Back as well.
The Valley Businesses Give Back Food and Fund Drive began in 2011 and participation has increased over time.
The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) is your local food bank. Through the acquisition and distribution of food, education regarding nutrition and other programs, and advocacy on behalf of the 1 in 10 people who are food insecure in our service area, the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank is working to end hunger in central and western Virginia.
All food collected during the VBGB Food Drive benefits the men, women, and children served by 68 partner pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters in the central Shenandoah Valley area, which includes these counties and cities: Buena Vista, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta, Bath, Highland, Rockbridge and Rockingham