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13 pallets of Virginia’s most requested food - peanut butter - donated to food banks

In honor of March being National Peanut Month, the Virginia Peanut Board and Virginia Peanut Growers Association are again teaming with Peanut Proud to contribute peanut butter to the Federation of Virginia Food Banks, a partner state association of Feeding America.

Northern Virginia Family Service to open a thrift store in Manassas

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS), the organization that operates SERVE in Manassas, has announced establishment of a thrift store in Manassas. The store is expected to open the week of Sept. 16.

ACTS Helpline has been listening to the greater Prince William community for over 25 years

ACTS Helpline is a free service for those who need someone to listen to their thoughts and feelings. Listeners will assist with crisis intervention for suicide, sexual assault, and abuse. The crisis hotline is available 24 hours a day, and no problem is too big or small to be heard.

NOVEC offices are accepting food donations for Operation Turkey

Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative is accepting donations of non-perishable food for Operation Turkey until Nov.15. The Co-op will accept donations at its Gainesville, Manassas and Woodbridge offices to help provide Thanksgiving meals for unemployed and low-income people in Prince William County.

Helping Haitian Angels founder heard call to help struggling children

Haymarket VA-based Helping Haitian Angels works to help orphans in this country. It will host its second Annual Wine Festival at Barrel Oak Winery on Sept. 22. There will be music, barbeque, a silent auction and, of course, wine. Barrel Oak Winery is located at 3623 Grove Lane in Delaplane, VA.

Hoofbeats to Hope horse show Sept. 9 to raise funds for ovarian cancer research

The second Homestead Farm Musical Freestyle Challenge horse show in Catlett VA on Sept. 9 to benefit ovarian cancer research will be dedicated to Marikae Kinross-Wright, the sister of Hoofbeats to Hope’s founder.

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