Also, thank you to No Kid Hungry Virginia for publishing a piece on this collaboration.
On November 20, Food for Others was awarded 2017 FCPS Community Partner (Community category). We were nominated for our work towards the Power Pack Program (P3), which provides food assistance to students at 29 elementary schools in Fairfax.
Many thanks to Fairfax County Public Schools Foundation for this esteemed honor. Watch a recap of the luncheon here.
Solid financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Food for Others its third consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Since 2002, using objective analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations a 4-star rating.
Only a quarter of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of a 4-star rating. These organizations represent a preeminent group of charities working to overcome our world’s most pressing challenges. Based on its 4-star rating, people can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they choose to support Food for Others.
In June of 2017, at Peace Lutheran Church in Alexandria, Food for Others planted their first garden where we will be growing produce requested by clients. All produce grown in this garden will go to families in need in Northern Virginia. This exciting project would not have been possible without the support of Meadows Farms, Garden Club of Fairfax, and Friends of Occoquan.
Scouting for Food 2015
The Boy Scouts of America collected 19,000 lbs of food in 2015 to benefit Food for Others’ clients. They took a time-lapse video of their tremendous efforts at a church and Food for Others’ warehouse to sort their large amount of donations. We appreciate the continued, annual support of Scouting for Food, which consistently ranks among our top food drives each year!