May 2015 Newsletter – 100 WOMEN STRONG Awards Grant to DSFP

100-women-strongWe are pleased to announce that the pantry was one of 10 recipients of grants from 100 Women Strong. The mission of 100 Women Strong is to enhance the lives of the citizens of Loudoun County by combining powerful financial strength and philanthropic passion for giving. It provides funding to address key issues relating to shelter, health, hunger, and education that are facing residents of Loudoun County. The pantry received $1500 and the funds will go toward the purchase of signs, food, software and other necessary items to operate and expand the pantry. To learn more about them and the many organizations they support, please visit their website at 100womenstrong.org.

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All Hands on Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: Thanks to Andrea G. who has been our Food Drive coordinator for the past 6 months. Andrea is stepping down as coordinator but will continue to be a valuable contributor to the pantry. We want to thank her and her husband Kevin for all their hard work this past year. We couldn’t do it without our awesome volunteers!

Volunteer NeedsPlease see the volunteer section of our website for current volunteer opportunities and the volunteer training schedule. Check back often as new positions are added regularly.

Food Drive Stars: Thanks to Girl Scouts, John Champe HS Interact Club, Liberty ES, Little River ES, & Ingress Cross Faction Community for holding food drives last month. They brought in nearly 2,285 lbs of food to the pantry! The Love Your Neighbor Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive brought in over 6,950 lbs of food! Thank you to everyone for supporting LYNFYN and the other drives in our community.

Make A Difference

We are thankful for all the individuals and organizations that donated to the pantry this month. If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please click on the DONATE button on the right side of this page.

Sponsor Spotlight

Thank you to our business sponsors!

Gold: Giant, Harris Teeter
Silver:
Cardinal Bank, SFMC Inc. & Van Metre

View the list of our faith and community sponsors.

Board Highlights

The Board selected a new slogan for the pantry at our last meeting. Neighbors Feeding Neighbors was suggested by volunteer Kristen R., and will be used on signs and in marketing materials. Kristen won a $50 Giant card and promptly donated that back to the pantry – thank you Kristen! Thanks to all of our volunteers for your submissions, we had a very difficult time choosing!

The Pantry is low on:

  • Canned Chicken
  • Plain Oatmeal
  • Jam and Jelly
  • Small Bags of Rice

Coupons – Leave unexpired coupons and clippings in a plastic bag at any of our drop off locations. We can use these!

How YOU Are Helping

In April 2015, the pantry

  • Served 79 households
  • Served 345 individuals
  • Distributed 11,303 lbs of food
  • 97 Volunteers logged 476 hrs

Save-the-Date

June 20th, July 18th and August 8th – 9:00am – 10:30am Summer Breakfast & Lunch Supplement Distribution for our guests with children

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