May 2015 Newsletter – 100 WOMEN STRONG Awards Grant to DSFP

100-women-strongWe are pleased to announce that the pantry was one of 10 recipients of grants from 100 Women Strong. The mission of 100 Women Strong is to enhance the lives of the citizens of Loudoun County by combining powerful financial strength and philanthropic passion for giving. It provides funding to address key issues relating to shelter, health, hunger, and education that are facing residents of Loudoun County. The pantry received $1500 and the funds will go toward the purchase of signs, food, software and other necessary items to operate and expand the pantry. To learn more about them and the many organizations they support, please visit their website at reading

April 2015 Newsletter – May 2015 Designated HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH

10153247_262574627257696_195652877667638072_nThe “Love Your Neighbor, Feed Your Neighbor” (LYNFYN) food drive is in its fourth year! Please mark your calendar for May 2, 2015 in preparation for this multi-faith food drive, which will benefit six local Loudoun food pantries including the DSFP. This drive is an initiative of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors who have also designated May 2015 as Hunger Awareness Month. Numerous community sponsors support the drive and nearly 90,000 lbs of food was donated last year. For more information on how you can participate, go to, like their Facebook page at Love Your Neighbor Feed Your Neighbor – Dulles South, or follow them on twitter at @LYNFYN2015.Continue reading

February 2015 Newsletter – Thank You for Your Wonderful Support in 2014!

Thanks to your remarkable generosity, in 2014, we were able to distribute over 30,000 pounds of food to pantry guests in 2014. Each individual who sought our help during the holidays, and since the opening of the pantry in June, was served. We distributed hundreds of holiday meals, we partnered with local schools to provide supplemental food for children in need over the weekends, and we began a partnership with the Loudoun County Public Schools Backpack Coalition. We are grateful to the parent liaisons in the Dulles South cluster schools for helping us reach out to those in need. Over 150 volunteers donated more than 2,300 hours of time to help their neighbors. We look forward to continuing this great work in 2015 with the help of the Dulles South Community. We hope that you enjoy this first installment of our new monthly newsletter and we look forward to another successful year or supporting those in need in our community
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