As described in our Mission Statement, the Pantry is a non-denominational, multi-faith organization, and we support our Dulles South neighbors in need, regardless of faith, income, or other criteria. The support and partnership of many of our community’s faith-based organizations enable the Pantry’s volunteers to successfully do what we do, whether through direct donations by their congregations or through a variety of volunteer services, such as helping with food distributions, organizing events, packing Friday Food packs, or shuttling guests. As we kick off a new year at the Pantry, it is so important to us to recognize the good works of our Faith Supporters, who contribute significantly to our mission to feed our hungry neighbors. Here are a few highlights of the many things they do:
- Arcola United Methodist Church – Since the Pantry’s inception, Arcola UMC has freely housed the Pantry in its historic white chapel and allowed an expansion this past year of on-site storage facilities so that we may better provide fresh food for our guests. Arcola UMC and its members also generously support the Pantry via volunteering and direct donations.
- Arcola Bible Church – joined us last year and generously supported the Pantry with their Generosity Feeds event.
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ashburn, VA Stake – has been a Faith Supporter since the Pantry opened. They participate in the “Love Your Neighbor, Feed Your Neighbor” multi-faith food drive each spring and annually donate $1000 in commodities. Their members have helped to pack and deliver Friday Food Packs and help with food distributions.
- Christ Church of South Riding – has been providing our guests with a shuttle service to the pantry for nearly two years. In addition, their congregation collects food and delivers food weekly from one of our local collection boxes.
- Church of our Redeemer in Aldie, VA – has collected a significant amount of food donations since becoming a partner in 2014.
- Corpus Christi Catholic Church – has also been one of our Faith Supporters since the Pantry opened. Every week Corpus Christi makes a large food donation, which considerably supports our goal to help our hungry neighbors.
- CrossPointe Church – has supported the Pantry via events like their Food Olympics last summer and helps the Pantry provide fresh food and other kid friendly items to children in our community.
- Dulles Community Church – has donated proceeds from church-sponsored events such as music concerts and gourmet food truck events. Over the last two years, DCC has generously helped provide the Pantry with additional storage space.
- Gateway Community Church – supports the Pantry via volunteering as well as church-sponsored events in which they promote, collect, and donate food, such as last year’s “Souper Bowl” and “Stop Hunger Now.”
- Immanuel Mar Thoma Church (IMTC), VA – has provided a generous financial donation to the Pantry.
- Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church – makes regular donations to the Pantry, which helps us to meet our goals of helping our hungry neighbors.
- Temple Beth Torah – has collected and donated food via temple-sponsored programs. Volunteers from Temple Beth Torah have been opening the Pantry to receive donations one Saturday a month.
- Vine and Branches Lutheran Church – collects food and monetary donations weekly. They also work with Panera Bread to deliver our guests fresh bread every week which has made a great impact.
Other local faith-based organizations have also extended support to the Pantry. We cannot thank all of our Faith Supporters enough for their incredible support. We could not reach as many of our neighbors in need without their contributions and their local, community involvement.
A complete list of our current Faith Supporters can be found on our website.
If your faith community is interested in becoming a Faith Supporter of the Pantry, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.