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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

1108, 2020

Junior Fencing Champion raises “Ton of Food” for Food for Others

By |August 11th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Feeding the hungry, Food for Others|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Hadley Husisian is an exceptional 16-year-old. She’s an international fencing champion who has won a Junior World Cup silver medal in Bratislava, Slovakia and a team Cadet World Cup gold medal in Grenoble, France. She is also the current Cadet (under 17) Women’s Epee national champion and ranked #1 in the country at both the Cadet and Junior

508, 2020

More than 100,000 in Fairfax County could face food insecurity due to COVID-19

By |August 5th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Fairfax County, Feeding the hungry, Food for Others|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Fairfax County is predicted to experience the highest growing rate of food insecurity in the DC area this year, according to the Capital Area Food Bank’s 2020 Hunger Report.  Families facing food insecurity do not have consistent access to enough healthy food and as a result, they may start eating less food, cutting out meat or vegetables, feeding

2207, 2020

Boy Scouts Renovate Produce Garden

By |July 22nd, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Fairfax County, Feeding the hungry, Food for Others|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

After last year’s growing season, Food for Others’ community garden at Bo White in Annandale needed a good cleaning and renovation to be able to grow more produce for families in need this summer. Eagle Scout candidate Joey Powell took on the project and organized a group of volunteers to restore the community garden. The project was originally

2104, 2020

5 Marathons to Feed Others

By |April 21st, 2020|Categories: Feeding the hungry, Food for Others|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Fairfax Hospital nurse, Susan McClanahan, is planning to run 5 marathons in 5 weeks to raise money to help Food for Others meet the increased need for food in Northern Virginia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. McClanahan will be running 26.2 miles on May 24th, June 7th, June 12th, June 20th and June 24th. “I was originally planning