Food for Others welcomes 2018-2019 AmeriCorps VISTA

Grace Plihal is a dog lover, bee enthusiast and part-time photographer from Silver Spring, MD. She graduated with a bachelor’s in Media, Culture and Communication from New York University in 2016. After living and working in New York for five years, she decided she wanted to come home and give back to her community. She is now serving as an AmeriCorps VISTA with Food for Others. Welcome, Grace!

Enjoy the Fogo Experience March 11-15/18-22

Dine at Fogo de Chao Tysons from March 11-15. The full-course is $60, with $20 going to Food for Others. To view the full menu, click here.

Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse, 1775 Tysons Blvd #50, Tysons, VA 22102

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 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.

Get the inside scoop!

Host of Channel 10’s Inside Scoop (Fairfax Public Access TV), Kimberli Costabile, speaks with Michele Menapace, Chair of the Fairfax County Community Action Advisory Board (CAAB), which works closely with Food for Others to serve the Northern Virginia community. Food for Others’ own Director of Development and Outreach, John Golden, is also featured in an interview. He discusses our various programs and ways in which we continue to support our neighbors in need. Take a look!

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!