Dulles South Food Pantry Celebrates Two Years from Inspiration to Operation

Pantry Distributed 150,000 Pounds of Food and Helped 270+ Families since Opening

February 24, 2016 ― Dulles, Va. ― Just two years ago, the Dulles South Food Pantry (DSFP) was a only concept, but in its inaugural community meeting on February 24, 2014, local residents, churches and non-profit organizations rallied around the idea, pledging volunteer and financial support. Since that time, Pantry volume has exploded: the Pantry distributed more than 157,000 pounds of food donated from the community and aided more than 1,168 unique guests since its doors opened in June 2014.Continue reading

February 2016 Newsletter – Celebrating Two Years, From Inspiration to Operation

Just two years ago, the Dulles South Food Pantry (DSFP) was only a concept, but in its inaugural community meeting on February 24, 2014, local residents, churches and non-profit organizations rallied around the idea, pledging volunteer and financial support.

“We were nervous before our February 2014 meeting,” said Charlene Jones, president of the DSFP . “We invited the general public and as many organizations as we could find in the Dulles South community, not certain how many, if any would show up. More than 30 people and 10 groups did, ready to dig in and help.”

Today, the Pantry has helped more than 270 families, and the Friday Food Pack program provides weekly bags for more than 100 students at eight schools so they won’t be hungry over the weekend. And those numbers continue to climb. The DSFP has expanded to fill the need, adding to our volunteer base and bringing in more donations thanks to the amazing support of the Dulles South community.
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