September 2015 Newsletter – Hunger Action Month

feeding-americaSeptember is Hunger Action Month. The Dulles South Food Pantry is part of Feeding America – a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs.  Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization and is leading the movement to solve hunger and raise awareness. Hunger exists in every community and nearly 1 in 6 Americans struggle to get enough to eat. You can help by supporting the Dulles South Food Pantry with donations of food, money and volunteer time.  This month, why not take action. Learn more about hunger In America and hunger in Dulles South and how you can help by visiting
Continue reading

August 2015 Newsletter – Pantry Mourns Loss of Board Member

Bob LyndBob Lynd, a founding board member of the pantry, passed away on July 13th. Those of us at the pantry truly mourn his loss. Bob’s character, integrity, and grace made a great impression on the people who knew him. Volunteering was a life-long passion for Bob and he was a valuable contributor to the pantry during its opening year. Bob was also active in other areas of our community such as the Arcola Volunteer Fire Department, the Gum Spring Library, Boy Scouts and the Loudoun County Election Board. We will miss Bob’s leadership and guidance and our condolences go out to Bob’s family. As an expression of our thanks to Bob and his work at the pantry, current Board members have donated $265 towards the Backpack program in memory of Bob. Donations, which will be used to sponsor students in the program, can be mailed to the pantry “In Memory of Bob Lynd”. The Arcola Volunteer Fire Department (VFD) is also accepting donations in memory of Bob. For more information on how to honor Bob with your donations, please contact reading

July 2015 Newsletter – Pantry Recognized by the Virginia State House of Delegates

back-pack-bling-ramadan-matchThe Virginia State House of Delegates agreed to House Resolution No. 295, commending the Dulles South Food Pantry, on February 27, 2015 in Richmond. We are so honored and would like to thank Delegate Ramadan for introducing the resolution. In May, he and the administration and staff of Liberty Elementary School presented the commendation to the pantry at a special ceremony. Liberty also presented the pantry with $800 in funds as a result of their Back Pack Bling program, and Delegate Ramadan matched their contribution with an additional donation of $400. You can read more about Liberty’s Back Pack Bling on our website’s June Blog. Stop by the pantry any time to see the commendation certificate, which is proudly displayed. We are so appreciative of the support of all levels of the Dulles South Community, from the youngest students to our State Legislators. To see a summary, go to and click on bills and resolutions and type in hr295. Thank you!Continue reading

June 2015 Newsletter – Pantry Offers Summer Supplement

summer-supplementDue to the generosity of the Dulles South community, the pantry will be offering a supplement for school aged children and their families this summer. The supplement will be available to families with children on June 20th, July 18th, and August 8th from 9am-10:30am. The supplement will include breakfast and lunch items which are normally provided to children through the school system during the school year. We don’t want to see any child go hungry over the summer and we greatly appreciate the generosity of our community through monetary and food donations to make this program possible. If you would like to help support this program, we are in need of canned fruit, boxed cereal, and other non-perishable breakfast and lunch items.Continue reading

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
Continue reading