Germanna’s newly expanded food pantry, the Bear Necessities, has received a total of 1,140 visits since its grand opening in 2023, nearly triple the number of visits in 2022.

In partnership with the Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank and the Rappahannock Food Pantry, Bear Necessities offers fresh, frozen, and shelf stable food options, as well as a clothing closet and other resources to students and families. 

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The newly expanded Bear Necessities Food Pantry at Germanna's Fredericksburg Area Campus

Germanna offers food pantries at each of its locations in Fredericksburg, Locust Grove, and Stafford, and provides a mobile food pantry service for a convenient, drive-thru style experience. In 2022, the food pantry had a combined 410 visits across all three Germanna locations. However, in 2023, there was an increased demand for necessities and resources, with 1,140 total visits. 

We would like to thank our Germanna Cares team for their help with facilitating the Bear Necessities transition and being dedicated to serving our students.

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