Food for Others’ Americorps VISTA, Amy Reagan, initiated a cook-off among staff members, requiring sweet potatoes as an ingredient. The purpose of the cook-off was to provide our clients with samples of the endless amounts of sweet potato recipes. Nikki Clifford, our Volunteer & Operations Manager’s cajun sweet potatoes won the cook-0ff! And now that clients have been exposed to the different types of sweet potato dishes, they are more encouraged to take what we receive from our suppliers!
September was #HungerActionMonth! Food for Others took action by picking fresh apples for our neighbors in need at Sribling Orchard in Markham, Virginia, on Friday, September 29, 2017. Many thanks to our wonderful volunteers!
Food for Others would like to give special thanks to all who helped make this year’s Tyson’s 5k a huge success! Without the support and participation of runners, sponsors and volunteers, we simply could not have achieved such success.
Big thanks to:
Agent Knows Homes
Ackerman & Falcon
Holland & Knight
Onyx Gov’t Svcs
Hyatt Regency Tyson’s
Tysons Corner Center
One of the greatest benefits of our Emergency Referral Program is that client’s have the choice to shop for their food. We are so fortunate to be able to offer this produce to our clients. Big thanks to our Americorps VISTA, Amy Reagan, our farmer partners, the CAAB, community gardeners, and all of our volunteers who glean for us.
Host of Channel 10’s Inside Scoop (Fairfax Public Access TV), Kimberli Costabile, speaks with Michele Menapace, Chair of the Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB), which works closely with Food for Others to serve the Northern Virginia community. Food for Others’ own Director of Development and Outreach, John Golden, is also featured in an interview. He discusses our various programs and ways in which we continue to support our neighbors in need. Take a look!
Thank you to all who supported our first online produce drive! With your assistance, along with the partnership of Amp Your Good, Food for Others was able to make an impact on the lives of our neighbors in need in a more convenient and efficient way. We look forward to next year’s drive!