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1606, 2021

Scott Walters Memorial Garden aims to produce 500 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables

By |June 16th, 2021|Categories: Food for Others, Garden|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Last spring, when the pandemic caused food insecurity in Fairfax County to increase drastically, Erica Meadows and her husband Scott Walters knew they wanted to do something to help. They decided to use their small garden to grow fresh produce for families without enough food. When a neighbor heard about their plans, he offered to let them use

1304, 2021

FFO and ICNA Relief provide key items to families observing Ramadan

By |April 13th, 2021|Categories: COVID-19, Feeding the hungry, Food for Others|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

This April, Food for Others is partnering with ICNA Relief in Alexandria to provide a few key, culturally important food items to families observing Ramadan. ICNA Relief is a national organization which works to alleviate human suffering through programs which provide food, transitional housing, health services, school supplies, disaster relief, and Muslim family services. Over the last year,

1603, 2021

Who is impacted by food insecurity in Northern Virginia?

By |March 16th, 2021|Categories: Feeding the hungry, Food for Others|Tags: , |0 Comments

One year after the first closures of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are looking forward to returning to normalcy in the months ahead. However, thousands of local families are still recovering from the financial losses they suffered during the initial lockdowns. And many people’s lives are still disrupted entirely.  The New York times took a look at how

1711, 2020

Getting Power Packs to hungry students during online learning

By |November 17th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Fairfax County, Food for Others|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Although Fairfax County Public Schools are online this fall, Food for Others is still providing Power Packs to students facing hunger. When schools moved online in March, many parents of students at Fairfax County Elementary Schools were left wondering how to feed their kids without FCPS school-provided lunches. Fairfax County operates daily Grab & Go meal sites and

1908, 2020

FFO expands operations with CARES funding

By |August 19th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Feeding the hungry, Food for Others|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

This year, more than 100,000 families in Fairfax County are predicted to experience food insecurity as a result of COVID-19. At Food for Others, we saw the demand for food quadruple – almost overnight—back in March when schools and workplaces closed unexpectedly. To help us respond to the new need for food in the community, the Community Action