Food for Others is awarded 2017 FCPS Foundation Community Partner of the Year 

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.

Food for Others is hiring a 2018-2019 Americorps VISTA member 

This position runs from February 24, 2018 – February 23, 2019, is full-time and includes benefits.

For details, click here.

Food for Others Earns Coveted 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator

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.

Food for Others Community Garden Groundbreaking 

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.

Help Stamp Out Hunger

Each year, the National Association of Letter Carriers produces a video that is sent to each post office branch registered for the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive.  It gets played on workroom floors throughout the Postal Service, with an eye toward motivating letter carriers and providing a rallying point for working for their food drive.  Last year’s 2016 video features several clients and staff from Food for Others. Please remember to leave food out for your letter carrier to collect on Saturday, May 13, 2017!

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!

Cox Connections 2015

Cox Communications’ JD Myers interviews Food for Others’ Director of Development & Outreach Jessica Cogen about the mission of our organization and our top needs.