Rappahannock United Way

3310 Shannon Park Dr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408    |    (540) 373-0041

Building up the Basics

September, October & November 2018

Help local families cover the basics.

Support families getting a fresh start with healthy meal items.

Is your company, organization, or neighborhood looking for a way to help families this Fall?  Join us as we focus on basic needs and healthy living by collecting items to stock healthy kitchens in our area.  Nearly 1 million people in Virginia (1 in 9) aren't sure where their next meal will come from - and that includes individuals, families, children, military service members and veterans, people who are employed, and senior citizens.



create meal kits

Consider hosting a Meal Kit Drive instead of a food drive.  What's the difference? Meal kits contain all the non-perishable items needed to create healthy meals - including spices and other items not typically found at a food pantry.  Meal kits help stock a family's kitchen, allowing them to make better meals from available items.

Donate Kitchen Items

Families temporarily living in motels have very limited access to kitchen items.  Your donation of a crockpot or electric griddle can help a family prepare home cooked meals anywhere.  Once families are able to move back into a place of their own, a few kitchen items can go a long way to making that house a home!

create meal kits

Gather your neighbors, friends or colleagues and host a Soup Mix Party!  Guests bring bulk items for dry soup mixes and assemble layered ingredients in mason jars for easy-to-store, ready-to-go soups.

Homemade Soup Mix Recipes

Amazon Wish List (jars)