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1202, 2020

Flights for Food: behind the scenes

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Food for Others|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s eight days and counting until our Flights for Food event. Our office is a mishmash of half-baked centerpieces, auction baskets, auction items that haven’t found their way into baskets, and at least five colors of ribbon. Autographed sports memorabilia are cozying up to bottles of wine, party lights and glue guns. The planning began back in October

402, 2020

Food for Others is turning 25

By |February 4th, 2020|Categories: Food for Others|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Do you remember where you were in 1995? (Perhaps you didn’t exist yet?) A quick Google search turns up a lot of facts about that year, both fun and tragic. The internet was pretty new (check out this Newsweek opinion about how the internet wouldn’t change our reading or shopping habits) and Starbucks released the Frappucino. 1995 was

2901, 2020

Impact of the Farm Bill and Trade on Food for Others

By |January 29th, 2020|Categories: Feeding the hungry, Food Waste, TEFAP|Tags: , , |0 Comments

In 2019, twenty percent of the food that Food for Others received to distribute to our neighbors in need came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA currently provides fresh and nutritious food to the country’s food banks thanks to the four-year Farm Bill signed by the President in 2018 that covers the years 2019-2023. What

2201, 2020

Hunters for the Hungry

By |January 22nd, 2020|Categories: Feeding the hungry|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Through the nonprofit organization, Hunters for the Hungry, Virginia hunters help hungry families get quality meat by donating their surplus game. Hunters throughout the state of Virginia can participate in their sport and ensure that the meat does not go to waste by donating it to Hunters for the Hungry which then distributes venison to people in need

1601, 2020

5 unexpected items in each box of emergency groceries from Food for Others

By |January 16th, 2020|Categories: Feeding the hungry|Tags: , , |1 Comment

When someone in our community finds themselves in a crisis, they can come to Food for Others so that they do not have to sacrifice feeding their families full, healthy meals during their time of need. Those who visit the Food for Others warehouse take home “emergency groceries,” which are boxes of food that last the family up

701, 2020

Books are Food for Your Brain

By |January 7th, 2020|Categories: Books are Food for Your Brain|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Foods for Others’ partner organization, Books are Food for Your Brain, works to improve literacy for low-income children in Northern Virginia by making sure that children who visit Food for Others have plenty of books to read in their homes. What is Books are Food For Your Brain? Books are Food for Your Brain provides every child who