News Maker Joanne Koszyk on grants provided for C-CAP

Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP) has received some assistance from Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB).

We spoke to C-CAP’s Executive Director Joanne Koszyk about it in our latest news maker.

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Joanne tells us that BRAFB chose this C-CAP because they are already ahead of the game.

She also tells us what the funding will do for the organization.

Joanne also tells us that the Front Royal Warren County C-CAP is ready for some gardening and looking for volunteers.

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News Maker Jacob Matz explains how BRAFB supports pantries

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) supports food pantries like the Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP).

In fact BRAFB supports Food Pantries throughout the Shenandoah Valley.

We spoke with BRAFB’s Partner Encouragement Manager Jacob Matz about supporting the effort to feed those in need in our latest news maker.

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Jacob explains how the need has grown since the end of COVID-19 relief benefits and inflation.

He also tells how BRAFB works to combat food insecurity valley wide.

Jacob also tells us that supporting Camping for Hunger is one of the best ways to help in the effort.

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Camping for Hunger is in progress through November 18

The River 953 is broadcasting live from the Camping for Hunger Bus in the Royal Plaza Shopping through November 17th.

We are manning the bus 24 hours a day collecting nonperishable foods and monetary donations for Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP).

Over the last 14 years we have helped raise over 190,000 pounds of food and over $135,000 in money and gift cards.

The effort is an attempt to help C-CAP have enough supplies for those in need through at least the spring of the year.

This year C-CAP reports a more than 100 percent increase in need with some supplemental Food Stamp and COVID relief funds ending.

People are having to make the hard decision of paying for necessities or eating.

This is the reason that Royal Broadcasting staff members will be camping on the bus in the Royal Plaza Shopping all week.

We are collecting those donations 24 hours a day ready to take donations of nonperishable food, hygiene products, and cleaning products.

There are also donation locations throughout the community in support of the effort found here.

Royal Broadcasting and C-CAP are eternally grateful for the community support through the years and look forward to the support this year.

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News Maker Larry Elliott on C-CAP’s future

Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-CAP) former President Larry Elliott is still very involved in the project.

We spoke to now C-CAP Consultant Larry Elliott in our latest news maker about his new role in the organization.

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Larry tells us of his new position and how much more it involves.

He also tells us that the future is very bright in C-CAP’s new location on Kendrick Lane in Front Royal.

Larry reminds us of what he calls one of the most important events for C-CAP.

That event would be the 15 annual Camping For Hunger Campaign coming in November which wouldn’t be possible without the community’s support.

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News Maker Fern Vasquez on C-Cap’s community garden

The Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project’s (C-Cap) Community garden is almost ready for planting.

We spoke with organizer and garden volunteer Fern Vasquez in our latest news maker.

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Fern tells of two upcoming projects in the next few weeks.

She also tells us of the incredible amount of food that’s produced by the project and shared with the community.

Fern also tells us of a very nice surprise for this season and how you can help with the garden.

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News Maker Fern Vasquiz on C-Cap’s Community Garden

As the weather improves gardening is on the minds of many including the Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap).

C-Cap’s community garden is getting ready to be planted and worked to benefit the entire community.

We spoke with lead volunteer on the garden project Fern Vasquiz in our latest news maker.

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Fern tells us about the preparation for the garden.

She also tells us how you can help through most of the year.

Larry Elliott of C-Cap tells us just how productive and helpful the garden has been over the last 3 years.

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News Makers Larry Elliott and Joanne Koszyk of C-Cap on expansion

canning project

For the 13th year the River 95.3 and Sports Radio 1450 will host Camping for Hunger Nov. 15 through the 20.

The Front Royal Warren County Congregational Community Action Project (C-Cap) benefits from the effort.

We spoke with C-Cap President Larry Elliott and new Executive Director Joanne Koszyk about their new distribution efforts in our latest News Maker segment.

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Larry and Joanne tell us about expansion plans for C-Cap.

The expansion will help to get C-Cap’s services to more people with better hours.

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