Edgar Cayce's A.R.E.
Contact: Alison Ray
Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E.
Phone: (757) 428-3588
Release Date: March 22, 2013

Edgar Cayce’s A.R.E. Launches Drive to Fight Hunger
with the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia’s
“Feed Hampton Roads” Campaign

grocery bag Microsoft clip artVirginia Beach, Va., March 22, 2013: Edgar Cayce’s Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in Virginia Beach wants to bring the local community together in a drive to feed the hungry in Hampton Roads. According to the Foodbank, right now, millions of Americans are struggling and hunger is a reality for as many as1 in 4 residents in Southeastern Virginia, and local residents may not even be aware of the need.

The mission of A.R.E. is to help people transform their lives for the better through research, education, and application of core concepts found in the Edgar Cayce readings. One of the cornerstones of the organization is to support and help the community. That tradition continues today through the efforts of staff, volunteers, and students of A.R.E. and its two on-site schools, Atlantic University and the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massotherapy.

A.R.E. would like your help in reaching their goal to provide at least 500 pounds of donated food to the Foodbank during their April food drive. Donation boxes are located in the A.R.E.’s Visitor Center at 67th Street and Atlantic Avenue, which is open Monday - Saturday from10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. Visitors with a food donation can ask at the lobby desk for a free gift. We will be accepting non-perishable food in non-breakable containers, including canned foods such as fruit, vegetables, meat, soup, pasta sauce, and beans; peanut butter and jelly; grains such as pasta, cereal, oatmeal, rice, and whole grain crackers; and baby items like powdered formula, baby food, diapers, and wipes.

“We hope that local residents will stop in and help us with this important activity,” said Rachel Alvidrez, a staff member of Atlantic University who is coordinating the food drive. “In addition, this gives us a chance to meet our neighbors, many of whom have never stopped by our facility. But most importantly, we want to help those in need.”

Edgar Cayce founded the non-profit Association for Research and Enlightenment (A.R.E.) in 1931, to explore spirituality, holistic health, intuition, dream interpretation, psychic development, reincarnation, and ancient mysteries-all subjects that frequently came up in the more than 14,000 documented psychic readings given by Cayce, who died in 1945. The mission of A.R.E. is simply to help people around the world change their lives for the better through the ideas and information found in the readings. The Virginia Beach headquarters is a popular site for locals and tourists with free daily lectures, a Health Center and Spa, the Cayce/Reilly® School of Massotherapy, an extensive metaphysical library, a meditation garden, a stone labyrinth, and a bookstore and gift shop. Visitors from around the world come to our conferences to hear expert speakers on subjects like ancient mysteries, holistic health, and spiritual development. A.R.E. also maintains an affiliation with Atlantic University. Through its many programs, services, publications, and membership outreach, Edgar Cayce's A.R.E. provides individuals from all walks of life and a variety of religious backgrounds with tools for personal transformation and healing at all levels-body, mind, and spirit. For more information about Edgar Cayce's A.R.E., please visit EdgarCayce.org.