RADFORD – A group of Radford High School students, members of the Bobcat Theatre Company, spent their Saturday afternoon in support of a good cause, collecting food for Radford Fairlawn Daily Bread at Kroger.
According to RFDB Director Dora Butler the students collected 875 pounds of canned and dry foods.
“What a great group,” said Butler. “They’re eager and ready to make a difference in their community.”
Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread (RFDB) is a non-profit organization that provides a hot lunchtime meal Monday through Friday for anyone who wants or needs one, as well as providing the Meals on Wheels program for homebound seniors in Radford and Fairlawn.
The organization began serving a lunchtime meal in its dining room in 1992 and took over the Meals on Wheels program in 2006 when it was at risk of closure and continue to deliver meals each weekday to homebound individuals in Radford and Fairlawn.
“We make a significant impact in the lives of disadvantaged individuals by reducing the impact of food insecurity while also providing a sense of social support,” reads the RFDB the website reads. “Many of our guests do not have the resources, facilities, or ability to prepare a similar home-style meal. Our Meals on Wheels recipients report that the delivered meals enable them to stay in their own homes longer.”
The dining room is located at 501 Second St., Radford, on the lower level of the stone building at the corner of Berkley and Second Street in Radford, which is also the home of Long Way Brewing. To make a donation log onto https://www.radfordfairlawndailybread.org/donate.
The Bobcat Theatre Company could also use some community support to fund their performances and competitions. To find out ways to support the students, contact Sarah Jane Ruppert, director of the RHS theater program, at Sruppert@rcps.org. Their next performance is “Legally Blonde Jr.,” with performances on Nov. 11 at 2 and 7 p.m. and Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. at the Radford High School auditorium.