News Maker George Rutter on your help with Camping for Hunger

Former Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) President George Rutter wanted to thank the community for it’s support of Camping for Hunger.

We spoke to George about that in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

George expressed his thanks and a happy holiday wish to you from C-Cap.

George also expressed sadness on the passing of a valued volunteer recently.

Click here for George’s interview.

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News Maker Joanne Koszyk on C-Cap’s new storage facility

The Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) of Front Royal Warren County was just given a new storage facility.

The donation of the new location on Kendrick Lane is from the Front Royal Warren County Economic Development Authority (EDA).

This came just in time to help C-Cap store the 16,000 pounds of food you donated in our Camping for Hunger campaign last month.

We spoke with Executive Director of C-Cap Joanne Koszyk about this donation in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by The Town of Front Royal.

Joanne and all of C-Cap are very excited to have a new place to store their non perishable food supplies.

Joanne tells us what this means for C-Cap and the distribution of items to those in need.

She also talks about future distribution efforts by C-Cap.

Click here for Joanne’s interview.

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C-Cap estimates 7,000 people will be fed thanks to you

Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) executive director Joanne Koszyk estimates that  more than 7,000 people will be fed into the spring of 2022.

You donated 16,000 pounds of food for the immediate needs of those less fortunate in Warren County.

In addition the nearly $12,000 donated will help with future needs for C-Cap.

Volunteering is another way to help C-Cap visit ourccap.org to help.

To make a secure monetary donation click here.

C-Cap of Front Royal Warren County and we here at the River 953 are grateful for your continued support of Camping for Hunger.

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News Maker Joanne Koszyk on Camping for Hunger numbers

Preliminary numbers are in for the 13 annual Camping for Hunger Campaign.

We say preliminary because what is on the bus continues to grow as drop off locations are still bringing in your donations.

Those donations will add to the 8 tons of food that you donated that is already on the bus.

Along with that over $12,000 have been donated to help Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) help those in need.

We spoke to C-Cap Executive Director Joanne Koszyk about this tremendous community effort in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Joanne is so thankful for the effort you put out to help in Camping for Hunger.

We here at the River are grateful and thankful to all of you for your support of this community effort.

It means so much to thousands.

Click here for Joanne’s interview.

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Camping for Hunger totals

We have exceeded last years totals thanks to so many people who donated to make

this all possible. Reaching over 12 thousand in monetary donations as well as 8 tons of food.

We would not have been able to do this without each and every one of you.

Thank you so very much for your heart warming donations.

We truly live in an amazing community.

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News Maker Robbie Seal on Camping for Hunger donations

Camping for Hunger is wrapping up as drop off locations trickle in with your donations.

Yesterday Nov. 22 Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Robbie Seal dropped off what he collected at the various trash convenience sites last week.

We spoke to Robbie about the success of the effort in our latest News Maker.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Robbie spoke on how grateful he and Warren County Sheriff Butler were on your support of the effort.

Robbie also told us some ideas on how to make next year’s Camping for Hunger even more effective and productive.

Your efforts will feed thousands in Warren County through the Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap).

Thank you for your support of Camping for Hunger.

Click here for Robbie’s interview.

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News Makers Genesis and Sam on their first Camping for Hunger

The Camping for Hunger campaign to help Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) feed the hungry in Warren County wraps up tomorrow Nov. 20.

We are collecting non perishable food items and monetary donations through tomorrow Nov. 20 at noon at 1106 Elm St. Front Royal.

This is Royal Broadcasting’s 13 annual Camping for Hunger.

We spoke to two of Royal Broadcasting’s newest family members Genesis Henry and Samantha Higdon about their first Camping for Hunger in our latest news maker.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

The two ladies have been working diligently behind the scenes to make this collective effort a success.

The ladies spoke highly of the communities’ effort to feed those in need in Warren County.

They also tell us of the friends and connections they have made during the effort.

Royal Broadcasting and C-Cap Thank You All for all the donations.

Click here for Genesis and Sam’s interview.

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WCFR accepted the Camping for Hunger challenge

Warren County Fire and Rescue (WCFR) Chief  James Bonzano issued the challenge for each of his fire stations to help throw hunger under the bus.

Bonzano asked those under his command to collect at least 20 non perishable food items for Camping for Hunger.

The challenge was met with well over 20 items delivered by each fire and rescue team on Wed. Nov. 17.

The need for donations of non perishable food items will fill the immediate needs of those in need for Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap).

Drop off locations around Front Royal are found at this link with those donations being picked up or delivered tonight Nov. 19.

You can also meet with Warren County Sheriff’s Deputy Robbie Seal today from 3 to 7 at the Shenandoah Farms Trash Convenience site for a drop off.

Monetary donations are very much appreciated and useful as well.

They monetary donations will enable C-Cap to meet the needs of those in Warren County in the future.

A secure monetary donation can be made right now at this link.

We are at 1106 Elm St. Front Royal accepting any donations through noon tomorrow Nov. 20.

Thank you all for your support of this important community effort Camping for Hunger.

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News Maker Joe Woodall on creating Camping for Hunger

It’s been 13 years of Camping for Hunger to help feed those in need in Warren County.

We spoke to the man credited with creating this great program Joe Woodall in our latest news maker segment.

The good news is brought to you by the town of Front Royal.

Joe worked for Royal Broadcasting from 2003 to 2017.

Joe talks about how Camping for Hunger came about and the early years of the effort to help feed those in Warren County with C-Cap.

Find out how you can help in the effort by clicking here.

We continue to take donations of non perishable food items and monetary donations until Sat. Nov. 20.

Thank you for your support of Camping for Hunger because without your help many will go hungry this winter.

Click here for Joe’s interview.

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Community Health: A Priority for Valley Health

Our conversation today with Dr. Jeffrey Feit, Valley Health Population & Community Health Officer and Tracy Mitchell, Director, Valley Health Wellness Services centered around how/why Valley Health prioritizes and implements various community health objectives.

Dr. Feit explained the Community Health Needs Assessment that Valley Health conducts every three years. You can take the survey here: valleyhealthlink.com/survey

Tracy told us about the various partnerships with local nonprofits, school systems and area agencies to develop community gardens and distribute the goods to those in need in our community. She also told us about health educators and the role they play in keeping our communities healthy.

During our conversation, Dr. Feit mentioned the Community Benefit Report- which I found fascinating. You can get more details about it here: https://www.valleyhealthlink.com/about-us/our-community-commitment/community-benefit/

Have a listen to the conversation by clicking here.