Pantry’s Friday Food Packs Program Helps LCPS Students in Need

friday-food-packThe Dulles South Food Pantry is pleased to announce that we have expanded our Friday Food Packs program this year. Our Friday Food Packs program supports students attending LCPS schools in Dulles South by providing them with small food packs for the weekend. Dedicated volunteers sort and pack bags weekly, which are then delivered to the schools that request them. The food packs are small, easy to carry and generally have individual serving sized food and easy to heat food, such as mac n cheese, fruit cups, and juice. Some of the food that is used in the Friday Food Packs program is obtained through the Food Recovery program at other LCPS schools. However, the pantry still relies greatly on donations from the community to fund for and provide food for this program.

Our Friday Food Pack program continues to expand.  In 2014, the Pantry assisted one local school with Friday Food Packs.  In 2015, eight schools within the Freedom and John Champe High School clusters participated and nearly one hundred Food Packs per week were given to students in need.  Now, for the 2016/2017 school year we are providing weekly Food Packs for more than 130 students at 11 local schools.  Our Friday Food Pack program is designed to complement and assist the Loudoun Backpack Coalition program which also serves LCPS students with a similar backpack food option for the weekends in other parts of the county.

We are in need of food donations, financial donations, and volunteers to help with this program. Please see our Friday Food Packs food drive flyer for information regarding how you can donate food or funds. For more information in general about the Friday Food Packs program or to volunteer, please email: FridayFoodPacks@dsfp.org.

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