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704, 2020

Food for Others partners with restaurant 2941 during COVID-19

By |April 7th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19, Fairfax County, Food for Others|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Upscale restaurant 2941 and Food for Others are only two miles apart, but a world apart in every other way. Named as one of the 100 Very Best Restaurants by Washingtonian Magazine in 2017, 2941 is helmed by Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel, a classically trained French chef who worked under Daniel Boulud. The restaurant is surrounded by gorgeous

1703, 2020

The View from Inside Food for Others during COVID-19

By |March 17th, 2020|Categories: COVID-19|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

It’s 8:15 on Tuesday morning and Food for Others staff are starting to arrive and gear up for the day. Like everyone else, we’re wondering if the day will unfold how we expect or if everything will change like has been happening so often over the past few days. This place definitely doesn’t look like it did two

1103, 2020

Fairfax Diapers

By |March 11th, 2020|Categories: Fairfax Diapers|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

At Fairfax Diapers, our goal is to ease the challenge of diaper insecurity and to raise awareness of this need in our community. Since the launch of Fairfax Diapers about 8 months ago, we have distributed over 73,000 diapers to clients receiving food at Food for Others. I became aware of diaper insecurity in Fairfax County throughout my

403, 2020

My Market @ Food for Others

By |March 4th, 2020|Categories: Feeding the hungry, Food Waste, Grocery store, Volunteer|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

“You’ve got a great set-up here! There’s even a space for the kids. It’s so spacious and organized, I love the recipes and the sheets with all the health food information. This is just fabulous.” – FFO Client Gwen We think the new My Market@ Food for Others is fabulous too. My Market replaces FFO’s old “choice” section

1202, 2020

Flights for Food: behind the scenes

By |February 12th, 2020|Categories: Food for Others|Tags: , , , , , , |1 Comment

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: , , , , , |1 Comment

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