A new school year is upon us, and the Pantry needs your help to stock up for our Backpack Buddies program. Fifteen local schools participate in this program, which gives supplemental food for the weekend to students who might otherwise go hungry. Read how you can help in the August Newsletter.
Did you know the Pantry accepts fresh produce?
Maybe you have a green thumb and grow a bounty of fruits or vegetables (or even herbs!). You can bring your extras to the Pantry within hours of harvesting, and they may well be eaten by Pantry guests for dinner that night!
Read more about donating fresh produce in the July Newsletter.
We are pleased to announce Meg Phillips as the Dulles South Food Pantry’s Executive Director effective September 4, 2019. Meg has been volunteering at the Pantry for the past five years and has been an active volunteer in our community. Meet Meg and learn more about Pantry activities in the June Newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/dsfp/fresh-from-the-pantry-june-2019
The 2nd Annual DSFP Charity Golf Tournament took place at South Riding Golf Club on Friday, May 3rd, and was a huge success, raising an amazing $30,000 to support our mission of Neighbors Feeding Neighbors!
Read about this event and more in the May Newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/dsfp/second-annual-golf-tournament-raises-30000
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
The Pantry is excited to launch A Simple Gesture (ASG), our new food collection program for the Dulles South community that will supply the Pantry with its most needed items year-round while creating new volunteer opportunities. Read about this and more opportunities in the March Newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/dsfp/teeing-up-for-our-2nd-annual-charity-golf-tournament-dsfp-newsletter-march-2019
With the large number of federal employees who live in Dulles South, the recent government furlough certainly hit home, with the need for assistance becoming very real for many neighbors.
Read how the Pantry responded in the February Newsletter at https://mailchi.mp/dsfp/pantry-acts-quickly-to-help-those-affected-by-government-shutdown-dsfp-newsletter-feb-2019
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
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
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