AREVA and JF Boys Soccer Team help USPS “Stamp Out Hunger” with Blue Ridge Area Food Bank
May 18, 2015
LYNCHBURG, Va., May 18, 2015 – Jefferson Forest (JF) boys’ varsity soccer players put their backs into their “Kicks for a Cause” community service program, helping representatives from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) unload mail trucks full of food items collected during the recent US Postal Service “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive.
This is the second year in a row that the JF team has taken on this additional event as part of its “Kicks for a Cause” program. Twelve members of the team along with a host of family and friends spent nearly three hours unloading canned food dona-tions from mail truck after mail truck at the main post office on Odd Fellows Road.
“AREVA is providing the donation for the goals we kick as part of our ‘Kicks for a Cause’ program,” said Thomas Cavanaugh, JF senior and team captain. “Helping unload all this food is a way for us players to give directly to the food bank.”
This is the third consecutive year that AREVA and the JF boys’ varsity soccer play-ers are teaming up to raise funds and awareness for the BRAFB Backpack pro-gram. For every goal scored by the JF team at home games, AREVA donates $50 to the Backpack program. So far this season, the team has scored $900 in goals.
JF Varsity Soccer team captain Thomas Cavanaugh (center) unloads canned food donations during USPS' Stamp Out Hunger food drive in Lynchburg. More than 28 of these pallets were filled with community food donations and transported to the BRAFB warehouse.
Members of the JF Varsity Soccer Team helped Blue Ridge Area Food Bank staff unload canned food from USPS mail trucks on Saturday as part of their “Kicks for a Cause” community service program.