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

June 2018: Providing food to the most vulnerable

Loudoun volunteer caregivers logoThe Pantry is extending our reach to our most vulnerable neighbors in need, and you can help. We are pleased to announce a new partnership with Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers. This important partnership will help homebound elderly, disabled, or chronically ill residents of Dulles South receive food assistance from the Pantry. All services are provided for free to clients, coordinated by Loudoun Caregivers’ staff, and performed by volunteers.

Read more about how you can help in the June Newsletter.

May 2018: Hitting a Hole in One

On the morning of April 20, 2018, 104 golfers and numerous dedicated volunteers braved the cold to hit the greens at South Riding Golf Club, playing for fun prizes donated by generous sponsors, all with the important goal to help feed our hungry neighbors. As part of the tournament, our silent auction saw the sale of donated items, ranging from Redskins memorabilia and tickets to retail packages. The tournament raised over $25,000, which will help us continue our mission of “Neighbors Feeding Neighbors.” We are so grateful for the sponsors, donors, volunteers, and participants who supported and helped to make our 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament a resounding success!

Read more about it in the May Newsletter

April 2018: There’s still time to help us drive out hunger…

and also win great prizes from our amazing sponsors and participate in our silent auction!

You have a few days left to sign up for our first annual golf tournament at the South Riding Golf Club on Friday, April 20th.

Play for HUGE prizes and FUN contests:
  • Hole-in-One – Win a 2018 Volvo!
  • Hole-in-Two – Win a Golf trip to Pebble Beach!
  • Dixon Gold Challenge
  • Longest Drive
  • photo of Redskins kicker Dustin HopkinsCool Drone Golf Ball Drop
And, play golf with Washington Redskins kicker, Dustin Hopkins!
Read more about it in the April Newsletter