November 2015 Newsletter – Shuttle Service Now Available

shuttle-serviceWe are pleased to announce that a shuttle service is available for our guests needing assistance with transportation to the pantry on our distribution Wednesdays – the 1st & 3rd of the month.  The Men’s Ministry team at Christ Church, one of our Faith Supporters, is generously donating their time and the church’s van to help our guests.  Anyone interested in more information about the service or to schedule a ride may contact Mike Stombock at 571-242-7120.   For more information about Christ Church, please visit their website at  The pantry is a multi-faith organization.  For information about becoming a faith supporter, please see our website under the sponsor tab.

November 2015 DSFP Newsletter

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All Hands on Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: We would like to thank our Marketing Team – Caitlin P, Christy B., Kim K., Mark R., Julie A. and Kathy D.  They do an awesome job keeping the pantry in the spotlight!  Thank you for all of your hard work.

Volunteer NeedsPlease see the volunteer tab on our website or the volunteer button at the bottom of this newsletter for current volunteer opportunities and the volunteer training schedule. Check back often as new positions are added regularly!

Food Drive Stars: Thanks to Girl Scout Troop 4884, John Champe Feed the Need Club, Mercer MS, Nova Enrichment Academy, Power Train Fitness, Stone Ridge Haunted House, Young Men’s Service League, Willowsford HOA.  They raised over 1500 lbs this month.

Make A Difference

We are thankful for all the individuals and organizations that donated to the pantry this month. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please click on the DONATE button on the right side of this page.

Sponsor Spotlight

Thank you to our business sponsors!

Platinum: Giant, Harris Teeter
Gold: Food Lion, Ross Dress for Less
One Hundred Women Strong, Cardinal Bank, SFMC Inc., Van Metre & Walmart.

View the list of our faith and community sponsors.

Board Highlights

loudoun-county-hunger-summitWe were pleased to recently participate in the Loudoun County Hunger Summit.  The county’s network of food providers met to discuss best practices and accomplishments over the past year.  Representatives from the state were also in attendance including Senator Dick Black, shown here.

The Pantry is low on:

  • Canned Chicken & Other Protein
  • Oil
  • Small Bags of Rice
  • Canned Tomato Sauce
  • Breakfast Cereal

Coupons – Leave unexpired coupons and clippings in a plastic bag at any of our drop off locations. We can use these!

Please consider dropping these items off at one of our many drop off locations such as the South Riding Giant, South Riding Town Hall, Dulles South Multipurpose Center, Stone Ridge Carver Center or during pantry drop off hours.

How YOU Are Helping

In October 2015, the pantry

  • Received 143 guest visits at 2 distributions
  • Served 405 family members from 90 households
  • Distributed 8,264 lbs of food
  • Had 106 Volunteers log 594 hrs


January 23, 8am: Board Meeting; Public Comment: 8am-8:15am

January 23 at 8pm: New Volunteer Training

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