December 2015 Newsletter – Young Men’s Service League

The pantry is pleased to have the support of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL). The mission of YMSL is to assist, serve, and support those who are in need in our community, develop leadership skills, and promote mother-son relationships. The Loudoun South Chapter is currently serving 9 different Philanthropy Organizations, including the Dulles South Food Pantry, Honor Flight, and Special Olympics of Loudoun County. The moms and young men both have the opportunity to serve and learn leadership skills through holding and participating in meetings throughout the year. Everyone has a role in the organization. Last month, YMSL’s Loudoun South Chapter donated over 235 lbs of food to the pantry. We are pleased and grateful to have their support. For more information about YMSL, see their national website at http://ymslnational.org/ or the Loudoun South Chapter at http://www.ymslloudounsouth.org/.
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DSFP is Grateful for Ongoing Support

As 2015 closes, I am grateful for your support of the Dulles South Food Pantry (DSFP).  It is my good fortune, and blessing, to have been the President of the DSFP since it opened in June 2014.  New volunteers frequently hear during orientation that volunteering at DSFP is my antidote to watching the news. The Pantry displays the very best of humanity. The gifts of time, talent, food and money, freely offered by volunteers and supporters, are beautiful to witness. The gratitude, perseverance, and grace of the Pantry’s guests, in the face of sometimes overwhelming challenges, are equally beautiful.Continue reading