Friday September 20, 2013 – Sunday September 22, 2013
Help Fill Antique Trucks with Healthy Canned Food to Fight Hunger in Goochland!
Goochland, Virginia – Field Day of the Past and Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services (GFCFS) announced the TRUCKIN’ FOR HUNGER Food Drive today as part of the popular, annual festival September 20-22, 2013. Throughout the three-day weekend event, the public is encouraged to bring canned food donations and drop them in classic farm trucks located at collection points near the ticket booths before they enter the festival.
“Field Day of the Past is participating in a nationwide initiative to fight hunger in our local communities,” said Sam Long, Director of Field Day of the Past. “Goochland Free Clinic & Family Services is the natural choice for us to work with to provide more food in its Food Pantry for the Goochland community.”
“We are thrilled to partner with such a signature Goochland event to bring awareness to our mission here in the county,” added Sally Graham, Executive Director of GFCFS. “Many families depend on us for food and other services. This is a great example of two key community organizations coming together with the singular purpose of neighbors helping neighbors.”
Over 500 Goochland families regularly receive food from the GFCFS Food Pantry. Meeting the most basic of human needs, this demand is perhaps the clearest indicator of the current economic situation. The most popular items in the Food Pantry are peanut butter, canned tuna, mac & cheese, pasta, soup, and canned fruits and vegetables. The mission of GFCFS is to provide access to health care and basic human services to Goochland residents in need. GFCFS is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation supported by individuals, churches, corporations, grants, and businesses who share its vision. For more information, the public can visit www.GoochlandFreeClinicAndFamilyServices.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/gfcfs.
Field Day of the Past is a family event sponsored by the Rockville-Centerville Steam and Gas Historical Association. This show mixes the warm, down-home atmosphere of the county fairs of yesteryear with exhibits and displays of museum quality. Throughout the weekend, there are historical re-enactments, tractor & truck pulls, small engine displays, arts & crafts, a flea market, antique & modern construction equipment demonstrations, and much more. Volunteers demonstrate the daily routines of the life of a family surviving in early, rural Virginia which include meat smoking, canning, saw milling and other chores. The show draws a crowd of approximately 35,000 people annually. For more information, the public can visit www.fielddayofthepast.net.