Thanks to generous support from the community, the Pantry is growing to better serve more families in the Dulles South region. From launching a broader service zone to increasing programs and hours, the Pantry evolves to meet the needs of the Dulles South Community.
- Serving a Broader Community – Effective June 1, 2016, the Dulles South Food Pantry has expanded its geographic boundaries to serve families in the Brambleton community, in addition to those who reside in the school attendance zones for the Freedom and John Champe High Schools. Specifically, the Pantry is now offering services to the zones that have been assigned to the new Brambleton Middle School opening in the 2017-2018 school year.
- Helping Families in Need with Summer Food Packs – Since the beginning of the year, the Pantry has provided 3,170 Friday Food Packs to students at eleven different schools so that low-income children who depend on free or reduced school breakfast and lunch are adequately fed over the weekend. Building on that vision, this summer, DSFP is partnering with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank to provide extra food to families with school-aged children who depend on free or reduced meals at school and may struggle over the summer.
- Extending Hours – The Pantry also has extended hours to be open every Wednesday for food distribution. The first and third Wednesdays of the month, remain consistent with the Pantry open from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. without appointment. Now, on the second, fourth, and fifth Wednesdays of the month, the Pantry is open by appointment during the daytime.
These changes will further support the Pantry’s mission to feed the hungry and promote the self-sufficiency of those served.