December 2015 Newsletter – Young Men’s Service League

The pantry is pleased to have the support of the Young Men’s Service League (YMSL). The mission of YMSL is to assist, serve, and support those who are in need in our community, develop leadership skills, and promote mother-son relationships. The Loudoun South Chapter is currently serving 9 different Philanthropy Organizations, including the Dulles South Food Pantry, Honor Flight, and Special Olympics of Loudoun County. The moms and young men both have the opportunity to serve and learn leadership skills through holding and participating in meetings throughout the year. Everyone has a role in the organization. Last month, YMSL’s Loudoun South Chapter donated over 235 lbs of food to the pantry. We are pleased and grateful to have their support. For more information about YMSL, see their national website at http://ymslnational.org/ or the Loudoun South Chapter at http://www.ymslloudounsouth.org/.

December 2015 DSFP Newsletter

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All Hands on Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: Big thanks to Cathy Garber, our food drive coordinator. Cathy, you are doing an amazing job!

Volunteer Needs: We are in need of people with Finance or Accounting backgrounds to serve on our audit committee in January. If you are interested, please email RKinkead@dsfp.orgPlease see the volunteer tab on our website or the volunteer button at the bottom of this newsletter for current volunteer opportunities and the volunteer training schedule. Check back often as new positions are added regularly!

Food Drive Stars: Thanks to American Heritage Girls, Arcola ES, Discovery Station, Dulles Farms HOA, Freedom HS, Girl Scouts Troops 6030, 3947, 2381 & SU  70-15, Herndon High Theater, Lunsford MS Leo Club, IBM, John Champe Feed the Need, John Champe Interact, Liberty ES, Loudoun South Little League Marauders, Martin’s Chase Neighborhood, Mercer Lunsford Basketball, Montessori of Chantilly, NOVA Enlightenment Ingress Faction, Parchment Inc, Pinebrook ES, Pleasant Valley UMC Preschool, Boy Scouts Scouting for Food, The Goddard School, Traveler’s Insurance Chantilly, and Young Men’s Service League. They raised thousands of pounds this month to support our holiday program.

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!

Platinum: Giant, Harris Teeter
Gold: Food Lion, Ross Dress for Less
Silver:
One Hundred Women Strong, Cardinal Bank, SFMC Inc., Van Metre & Walmart.

View the list of our faith and community sponsors.

Board Highlights

The board and pantry officers are grateful for the support we have received from the community in 2015 and we look forward to next year.  Please see the President’s Annual Letter to our Supporters for more information.

The Pantry is low on:

  • Canned Chicken & Other Protein
  • Oil
  • Small Bags of Rice
  • Canned Tomato Sauce
  • Breakfast Cereal

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

Please consider dropping these items off at one of our many drop off locations such as the South Riding Giant, South Riding Town Hall, Dulles South Multipurpose Center, Stone Ridge Carver Center or during pantry drop off hours.

How YOU Are Helping

In November 2015, the pantry

  • Received 198 guest visits at 3 distributions
  • Served 563 family members from 121 households
  • Distributed 13,440 lbs of food
  • Had 105 Volunteers log 615 hrs

Save-the-Date

January 11: New Volunteer Training

January 13: New Volunteer Training

January 23, 8am: Board Meeting; Public Comment: 8am-8:15am

February 8: New Volunteer Training

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