April 2015 Newsletter – May 2015 Designated HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH

10153247_262574627257696_195652877667638072_nThe “Love Your Neighbor, Feed Your Neighbor” (LYNFYN) food drive is in its fourth year! Please mark your calendar for May 2, 2015 in preparation for this multi-faith food drive, which will benefit six local Loudoun food pantries including the DSFP. This drive is an initiative of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors who have also designated May 2015 as Hunger Awareness Month. Numerous community sponsors support the drive and nearly 90,000 lbs of food was donated last year. For more information on how you can participate, go to www.lynfyn.org, like their Facebook page at Love Your Neighbor Feed Your Neighbor – Dulles South, or follow them on twitter at @LYNFYN2015.Continue reading

JML Middle School instills a sense of neighborly ownership and concern for the hungry in its 7th grade class

image001Last month, President Charlene Jones, was invited to speak to all the 7th graders at J. Michael Lunsford Middle School, to help teach them about hunger in America. The 7th grade history teachers at JML wanted to tie history lessons about the great depression and the dust bowl to what is happening in America today. Students learned that there are 15.9 million food insecure children in the United States today. Students were challenged to do something to address food insecurity in America today.Continue reading