On Tuesday, Nov. 27th, Food for Others, and millions of nonprofits worldwide, celebrated #GivingTuesday.
We asked our supporters to consider the nearly 90,000 people residents of northern Virginia who are struggling to feed their families without assistance. With your help, we were able to exceed our goal of $5,000, and ultimately raise $13, 770!
Thank you for your generous donations, and your commitment to the fight against food insecurity in northern Virginia! We couldn’t do it without you.
For more information on the #GivingTuesday movement, visit givingtuesday.org .
Thank you TD Bank Charitable Foundation – November 2018
We would like to recognize and extend a very special thank you to TD Bank, through the TD Bank Charitable Foundation, who donated $25,000 to Food for Others. For a few years, the foundation has been a generous donor towards the fight against food insecurity, and such a dedicated community partner. A special thanks to Terrence Kenny, Christopher Arabia, and Dennis Poirier of TD Bank.
Food for Fines – November 2018
This holiday season, Fairfax County Public Library helped the community in a major way. The library committed to waive $1 fines owed during the month of November, for each non–perishable food item donated. (max. $15 in fines). All items will be donated to Food for Others. Thank you for your contributions!
Food for Others Earns 4th Consecutive 4-Star Rating From Charity Navigator
Solid financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Food for Others its fourth 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 14% of charities rated by Charity Navigator receive the distinction of a 4-star rating. Based on its 4-star rating, partners & donors can trust that their donations are going to a financially responsible and ethical charity when they choose to support Food for Others.
Did you know?
People who gardened as children eat, on average, 15 percent more fruits & veggies than those who did not.
Food for Others’ AmeriCorps VISTA member, Grace Plihal, helped to initiate and organize a nearby school 2018 Earth Day garden clean up. Read about her experience here.
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.
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!
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.