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Local Charitable Organizations Highlight
Bobcat Backpacks is a community-led weekend food program that provides healthy, dependable food for approximately 180 students in Radford City Schools during the school year and summer. Bobcat Backpacks also supplies food to school-based pantries at both Dalton Intermediate and Radford High School serving approximately 50 students every week. The mission of the program is to decrease childhood hunger in Radford City by providing meals to children receiving free or reduced lunch who would not otherwise have adequate access to food.
- 100% of every donation goes toward purchasing food.
- The yearly cost to run Bobcat Backpacks is $62,000.
- We are founded and run by four women who got the call to serve and chose to try and meet the need.
Find us online:
Checks can be made out to:
Radford City Schools Partners for Excellence Foundation
Attn: Bobcat Backpacks
PO Box 355
Radford, VA 24143
Future Economy Collective
The Future Economy Collective is a community-led nonprofit in Blacksburg dedicated to creating a space that supports skill-sharing, advocating the arts, providing accessible information and education, maintaining a minimal environmental impact, and strengthening community ties. Our work is currently rooted in forming a volunteer-run, sliding scale café, featuring a sober, wheelchair accessible venue space, a collectively curated library, an on-site food share, a free closet, and more. The proceeds made at the café are invested directly back into the area. We are working with several different groups to be able to provide services such as free hot food monthly, Narcan, and interest-based volunteer opportunities for folks fulfilling service requirements through the drug courts in the area. Anyone that is interested donating can at this link, or alternatively checks can be made out to "Future Economy Collective" and sent to 2300 San Marcos St. Blacksburg, VA 24060. Thank you so much for your support!
Live, Work, Eat, Gather
Live, Work, Eat, Gather, Inc. focuses on nourishing community at every level, especially by developing a more robust agriculture-based entrepreneurial ecosystem. Millstone Kitchen, one of its most innovative and timely programs, furthers this mission by providing a critical component to the local food and agricultural infrastructure. Millstone Kitchen is a shared-used commercial kitchen located in the Old School Center, the former Prices Fork elementary school. Half of the old kindergarten space has been converted into a commercial kitchen available for rent by food business entrepreneurs, such as caterers, bakers, value-added producers/farmers, and food trucks. Millstone Kitchen also provides start-up services focused on marketing, food safety certifications, and general business operations. Folks interested in supporting Millstone Kitchen by donating, subscribing to our newsletter, or joining an organizational committee can contact the kitchen manager, Jessica Schultz, at email@example.com and explore our Facebook and website.