September is Hunger Action Month. The Dulles South Food Pantry is part of Feeding America – a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs. Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization and is leading the movement to solve hunger and raise awareness. Hunger exists in every community and nearly 1 in 6 Americans struggle to get enough to eat. You can help by supporting the Dulles South Food Pantry with donations of food, money and volunteer time. This month, why not take action. Learn more about hunger In America and hunger in Dulles South and how you can help by visiting www.feedingamerica.org.
All Hands on Deck
Volunteer Spotlight: Big thanks go out to our shopping team led by Amy B., Huyen N., and Barbara P. They regularly bargain shop to supplement our donations to provide necessities for our guests. We appreciate your had work and coupon cutting skills!
Volunteer Needs: Please 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 Scouts Troop 5352, Party Divas, Loudoun Linkers, LVE, and Rotary Club of Ashburn. They raised 225bs of food 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.
Thank you to our business sponsors!
Platinum: Giant, Harris Teeter
Gold: Food Lion
Silver: One Hundred Women Strong, Cardinal Bank, SFMC Inc., Van Metre & Walmart.
In August, the Board voted to change the pantry distribution days and times. Beginning Sept 1st, distributions are held on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 5-7 pm.
The Pantry is low on:
- Canned Chicken & Other Protein
- 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!
How YOU Are Helping
In August 2015, the pantry
- Served 78 households
- Served 342 individuals
- Distributed 6,864 lbs of food
- 113 Volunteers logged 465 hrs
September 14 – 25: Vote for DSFP at http://wtop.com/click-for-a-cause
September 23, 7pm: Operations & Team Lead Meeting
September 26, 8am: Board Meeting; Public Comment: 8am-8:15am
September 26 & 30: New volunteer training