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Virginia Hunger Symposium

BRCC raises Hunger Awareness With Week of Activities

Blue Ridge Community College (BRCC) and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) are partnering once again to raise the profile of hunger, both locally and abroad. The 17th Annual Virginia Hunger Symposium is designed not only to raise awareness, but to work toward solutions for a problem that plagues local communities, the nation and the world.

All proceeds benefit the BRAFB. Public events include:

Garden Demo

Monday, Oct. 23; 11am-12:15; G186-188

Naomi Jones of Staunton’s Jones Gardens ( will instruct and demo how to use a small space to grow food.

Fundraiser: Moe’s Southwest Grill

Monday, Oct 23; 12-1pm; Houff Cafeteria

Suggested $5 donation for meal.

Fight Hunger: Forum on Volunteer Opportunities           

Oct. 25, 11am-12:15pm; Plecker Center, P104

Come and learn about volunteer opportunities at area food pantries and food banks.                     

Chick-Fil-A Fundraiser   

Oct. 25, 12:15-1:15pm; BRCC Quad

Chick-Fil-A chicken sandwich boxed meals available on campus, suggested donation of $5 to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Innovative Approaches to Addressing Hunger in Our Community

Oct. 25; 6:30pm; P126. RSVP by Oct. 23 at  

Empty Bowl Dinner  

Thursday, Oct 26; 6 pm; P126    

The Empty Bowl Dinner raises funds and awareness for the VA Hunger Symposium. $20 minimum donation includes soup, beverage, and dessert with a ceramic bowl to keep. Tickets are $20 in advance or at the door. Online tickets:

Shenandoah Cabaret in Concert: Song from the American Musical Theater         

Oct. 27 & 28; 7:30pm; Fine Arts Center Black Box Theatre (V135)   

Benefit for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank                            

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