August 2015 Newsletter – Pantry Mourns Loss of Board Member

Bob LyndBob Lynd, a founding board member of the pantry, passed away on July 13th. Those of us at the pantry truly mourn his loss. Bob’s character, integrity, and grace made a great impression on the people who knew him. Volunteering was a life-long passion for Bob and he was a valuable contributor to the pantry during its opening year. Bob was also active in other areas of our community such as the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department, the Gum Spring Library, Boy Scouts and the Loudoun County Election Board. We will miss Bob’s leadership and guidance and our condolences go out to Bob’s family. As an expression of our thanks to Bob and his work at the pantry, current Board members have donated $265 towards the Backpack program in memory of Bob. Donations, which will be used to sponsor students in the program, can be mailed to the pantry “In Memory of Bob Lynd”. The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) is also accepting donations in memory of Bob. For more information on how to honor Bob with your donations, please contact

August 2015 DSFP Newsletter

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All Hands on Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: Our thanks go out to our hardworking Grants Team, who has recently helped secure several grants for the Pantry. Felicia C., Tod L., Robin K., and Sheila P., we appreciate all the hard work you are doing!

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 American Heritage Girls, Girl Scouts of Camp Claude Moore, Lenah Run Froggers, NCI, Powertrain, and the Temple Beth Torah Youth Group. They brought in 925lbs of food and over $800 to the Pantry in July. Great job!

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
One Hundred Women Strong, Cardinal Bank, SFMC Inc., Van Metre & Walmart.

View the list of our faith and community sponsors.

Board Highlights

Our 2014 Annual Report is available for review. We had a great year in 2014 and are pleased with all the great things that have happened so far in 2015.

The Pantry is low on:

  • Canned Chicken
  • Small Bags of Rice
  • Canned Tomatoes & Sauce
  • Canned Fruit (peaches/pears)

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

How YOU Are Helping

In July 2015, the pantry

  • Served 82 households
  • Served 346 individuals
  • Distributed 11,228 lbs of food
  • 109 Volunteers logged 525 hrs


September 26th – Board Meeting
Public Comment from 8am – 8:15am

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