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1703, 2020

The View from Inside Food for Others during COVID-19

By |March 17th, 2020|

It’s 8:15 on Tuesday morning and Food for Others staff are starting to arrive and gear up for the day. Like everyone else, we’re wondering if the day will unfold how we expect or if everything will change like has been happening so often over the past few days. This place definitely doesn’t look like it did two

1103, 2020

Fairfax Diapers

By |March 11th, 2020|

At Fairfax Diapers, our goal is to ease the challenge of diaper insecurity and to raise awareness of this need in our community. Since the launch of Fairfax Diapers about 8 months ago, we have distributed over 73,000 diapers to clients receiving food at Food for Others. I became aware of diaper insecurity in Fairfax County throughout my

403, 2020

My Market @ Food for Others

By |March 4th, 2020|

“You’ve got a great set-up here! There’s even a space for the kids. It’s so spacious and organized, I love the recipes and the sheets with all the health food information. This is just fabulous.” – FFO Client Gwen We think the new My Market@ Food for Others is fabulous too. My Market replaces FFO’s old “choice” section

1202, 2020

Flights for Food: behind the scenes

By |February 12th, 2020|

It’s eight days and counting until our Flights for Food event. Our office is a mishmash of half-baked centerpieces, auction baskets, auction items that haven’t found their way into baskets, and at least five colors of ribbon. Autographed sports memorabilia are cozying up to bottles of wine, party lights and glue guns. The planning began back in October

402, 2020

Food for Others is turning 25

By |February 4th, 2020|

Do you remember where you were in 1995? (Perhaps you didn’t exist yet?) A quick Google search turns up a lot of facts about that year, both fun and tragic. The internet was pretty new (check out this Newsweek opinion about how the internet wouldn’t change our reading or shopping habits) and Starbucks released the Frappucino. 1995 was

2901, 2020

Impact of the Farm Bill and Trade on Food for Others

By |January 29th, 2020|

In 2019, twenty percent of the food that Food for Others received to distribute to our neighbors in need came from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA currently provides fresh and nutritious food to the country’s food banks thanks to the four-year Farm Bill signed by the President in 2018 that covers the years 2019-2023. What