Laurel Ridge Collecting Non-Perishable Food for Holiday Season

For Immediate Release:
November 11, 2015

Primary Media Contact:
Sally Voth
Public Relations Specialist
[email protected]
Phone: 540-868-7134

most needed foods

Please consider donating to Laurel Ridge’s Food Drive this holiday season. Our goal is to fill at least 45 totes in honor of Laurel Ridge’s 45th Anniversary!


Non-perishable items will be collected at all College locations until November 23rd, 2015 and will benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.


Donation locations include

Middletown Campus: Student Union Building & Cornerstone Hall-Sekel Atrium 

Fauquier Campus: Rose Loeb Center & the Lobby 

Luray-Page Center: Welcome Atrium

Vint Hill Site: Cyber Café


For more information contact Ashley Hansen at [email protected] or Chris Lambert at [email protected].


A little about the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank (BRAFB) and the people they serve:

o   The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank provides nearly 21 million meals each year, or more than 24 million pounds of food

o   1 of every 6 children in the BRAFB service area lives with food insecurity, unsure of where their next meal is coming from

o   Seniors are the fastest growing group of people depending with increasing frequency on charitable food assistancemost needed foods


Founded in 1970, Laurel Ridge Community College is a multi-campus public institution of higher education. With three locations — Middletown, Warrenton, and Luray-Page County — the College serves eight localities in the Shenandoah Valley and northern Piedmont regions. The localities are the counties of Clarke, Fauquier, Frederick, Page, Rappahannock, Shenandoah and Warren and the city of Winchester. Laurel Ridge offers more than 75 associate degree and certificate programs in a wide variety of disciplines, in addition to providing access to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs offered on site by a four-year institution. Laurel Ridge also serves the business community by offering workforce preparation programs for employees and employers. Laurel Ridge serves more than 9,000 unduplicated credit students and more than 11,000 individuals in professional development and business and industry courses annually.

Laurel Ridge Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees. Laurel Ridge Community College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Laurel Ridge Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (

Laurel Ridge Community College is an equal opportunity institution providing educational and employment opportunities, programs, services, and activities. Laurel Ridge shall promote and maintain equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), status as a veteran, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Laurel Ridge also prohibits sexual misconduct including sexual violence or harassment. Inquiries may be directed to the Associate Vice President, Human Resources, [email protected]173 Skirmisher Lane, Middletown, VA 22645, 540-868-7226.

Laurel Ridge Community College was known as Lord Fairfax Community College until June 2022. For consistency purposes, the college will be referenced as Laurel Ridge going forward.