November 2019: Thankful

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“I didn’t know what we were going to do…”

“The pantry really helped me. Thank you. My husband lost his job a year ago. I didn’t know what we were going to do.  I was so worried.  Some of the people here told me to go to the pantry.  I was afraid.  Everyone was so nice. They didn’t make me feel bad. I only went for a month and then my husband found a job. Thank you for helping people.”  

~a Thankful Guest, Oct 2019
As we enter this holiday season, we take this time to express our tremendous gratitude for your support and to remind you how thankful our guests are for the difference you make in their lives through your compassionate giving — of food, funds, and time. Our neighbors do not expect to be in a situation where they need to ask for help; thanks to your support, we are there for them when they need it!
Read more in the November Newsletter.

October 2019: Local Schools Rescue Food to Feed our Hungry Neighbors

Did you know that local schools save food from their cafeterias and CASA programs that would otherwise have been wasted and provide it to the Pantry? Last year, as part of our Food Recovery program, we worked with 11 schools to prevent 17,308 lbs of food from going to the landfill. And, in just the last couple of months, 1,440 lbs of food have been recovered from 12 schools!

Read more about rescued food in the October Newsletter.

September 2019: Hunger Action Month

Did you know that approximately 16,000 Loudoun County residents are food insecure? The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors proclaimed September 2019 as Hunger Action Month. This proclamation urges residents to help local hunger relief organizations provide access to adequate, nutritious food for all who need it.

Read about ways you can help in the September Newsletter.

July 2019: Wanted: Fresh Fruits & Veggies!

Did you know the Pantry accepts fresh produce?
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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.

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