April 2019: Choose the Pantry on May 7

GiveChoose is a 24-hour, online giving campaign sponsored by the Community Foundation for Loudon & Fauquier Counties. The goal is to inspire donors to give to the local charities that make our community the best place to grow up and grow old. GiveChoose has raised over $600,000 for local charities since it began in 2014!

Read how you can choose the Pantry on May 7 in the April Newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/dsfp/dsfp-newsletter-apr-2019-choose-the-pantry-and-give-on-may-7th

January 2019: Sharing Our Gratitude as We Announce the Departure of Pantry Co-founder and Leader

photo of Pantry Executive Director Charlene Jones

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Pantry Board of Directors announces the departure of Charlene Jones as Executive Director and Board Member. We can’t thank her enough for her great service to the Pantry and will greatly miss her.

Read more about the amazing job Charlene and the team have done in the January Newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/dsfp/faith-in-human-goodness-dsfp-newsletter-december-1870081

December 2018: Faith in Human Goodness

Almost five years ago, three friends stepped out in faith to start a food pantry in Dulles South. Trusting in an inherent goodness in human nature, they had faith that when their neighbors truly understood that other neighbors were hungry, they would come to their aid.

At the close of 2018, those initial steps of faith, and subsequent steps of faith by thousands of members of our community, have created a thriving Dulles South Food Pantry.

Read about this journey of faith in the December Newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/dsfp/faith-in-human-goodness-dsfp-newsletter-december-2018

November 2018: Virginia MBA Candidates Make a Difference by Helping the Pantry Stop Hunger

photo of Pantry volunteer Dominic Bueno and his MBA team

In May 2018, a team of M.B.A. candidates from Longwood University – one of which a local Virginia Manor resident – in support of the Pantry’s mission started to develop a marketing plan as part of their capstone project and to aid our growth.

Learn how their plan made an impact in the November newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/dsfp/virginia-mba-candidates-help-pantry-stop-hunger-dsfp-newsletter-november-2018

October 2018: Help Us Feed Local School Children this Weekend

photo of school backpack full of portable food and snacksDid you know that some kids in Dulles South will not have enough food to eat this weekend? They rely on meals at school during the week but have limited access to nutritious food on Saturday and Sunday. According to No Kid Hungry, 1 in 6 kids in America faces hunger, and 3 of 4 teachers say they have children who regularly come to school hungry. The consequences are more than an empty belly; hunger can shorten a child’s attention span, lower IQ, and affect grades.

Learn how you can help in the October Newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/dsfp/help-us-feedlocal-school-children-this-weekend-dsfp-newsletter-october-2018

September 2018: Charity Benefit Night for the Pantry

King St Oyster Bar logoJoin us for dinner on Thursday at King St Oyster Bar, where giving won’t just feel good, it will taste good, too! A portion of the night’s profits will go to the Pantry, and donations will also be accepted. With creative seafood dishes and other delicious American-style fare, King St. Oyster Bar features a raw bar that brings fresh oysters from the East and West Coasts to historic downtown Middleburg, VA.

Read more in the September Newsletter.

July 2018: Help us “grow” our mission with fresh produce from your own garden

photo of fresh fruits and cornA key word in our mission is to provide “nutritious” food to our guests. Did you know that we accept fresh food donations? Do you have a bountiful garden and an overabundance of fruits or vegetables (or even herbs)? Why not donate the extras to the Pantry? You can deliver fresh produce to the Pantry within hours of harvesting, and it may well be eaten by Pantry guests for dinner that night!

Read more in our July Newsletter