It’s still apple picking season!

On Friday, October 27, 2017, Food for Others is heading back to Stribling Orchard to pick apples for our clients. Last month, we picked over 900 apples, and would love to gather even more with your help! If you are interested in volunteering, you can sign up here.

Stribling Orchard is located in Markham, VA.

See you there!

Staff Sweet Potato Cook-Off

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, we hosted a staff cook-off! Food for Others’ suppliers and supporters typically provide us with sweet potatoes. However, many of our clients’ cultures do not normally include sweet potatoes in their at-home meals. We thought a cook-off that includes sweet potato recipes would be a great way to expose our clients to healthy and easy ways to use them. Our Volunteer and Operations Manager, Nikki Clifford, won the cook-off with her cajun sweet potatoes! Recipe will be posted soon.

Feed VA Day of Action – September 29, 2017

On Friday, September 29, 2017, Food for Others participated in Dorothy McAuliffe’s #FeedVADayofAction at Stribling Orchard in Markham, Virginia.  

We were able to collect 934 pounds of apples which we’ve happily distributed to our clients.The Clifton Women’s Group bagged the apples for our clients, (who received 6-8 apples depending on the size). Thank you to all volunteers who helped in the orchard and in the warehouse! #FeedVA

TYSONS TAILGATE: BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES

Tysons’ largest fundraiser and outdoor party of the year – the Tysons Tailgate – was an enjoyable and successful event for the Food for Others family. It’s always a great time supporting our community partners!

All proceeds went to Second Story, the only youth emergency shelter in Northern Virginia.

SECOND STORY

Second Story, formerly Alternative House, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) located just down the street on Gallows Road, is the foremost provider of services, shelter, and ongoing support and expertise for homeless, abused, pregnant, and at-risk youth and their families in Northern Virginia. Founded in 1972, Second Story transforms the lives of children and youth by helping them stay safe, make positive decisions, achieve educational success, and overcome personal crises. Second Story offers children, youth and families hope for brighter futures by providing counseling, shelter and neighborhood-based support.

4th Annual Food for Others Tysons 5K and Fun Run

Thank you to our wonderful runners, sponsors and all who contributed to making this year’s 5k such a success!