April 2015 Newsletter – May 2015 Designated HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH

10153247_262574627257696_195652877667638072_nThe “Love Your Neighbor, Feed Your Neighbor” (LYNFYN) food drive is in its fourth year! Please mark your calendar for May 2, 2015 in preparation for this multi-faith food drive, which will benefit six local Loudoun food pantries including the DSFP. This drive is an initiative of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors who have also designated May 2015 as Hunger Awareness Month. Numerous community sponsors support the drive and nearly 90,000 lbs of food was donated last year. For more information on how you can participate, go to www.lynfyn.org, like their Facebook page at Love Your Neighbor Feed Your Neighbor – Dulles South, or follow them on twitter at @LYNFYN2015.

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All Hands on Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: Thanks to Carrie F. who is one of our regular distribution night volunteers and worked diligently with Harris Teeter to receive regular monthly milk and eggs for our guests! 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 Aldie ES, Cardinal Ridge ES, The Goddard School – Chantilly (Eastgate) Parent Association, Nova Enlightenment, South Riding Running Club, Mercer-Lunsford Basketball League, Little River ES, Hutchison Farm ES, Lunsford MS, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Freedom HS, and Buffalo Trail Casa for holding food drives! Nearly 5,800 lbs of food was donated to the pantry!

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 & Van Metre

View the list of our faith and community sponsors.

Board Highlights

blueridgefeedingamericaThe Board is pleased to announce that we have applied and been accepted to be a member of the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, a part of Feeding America. This partnership will greatly help our pantry and the neighbors it serves. For more info see their website at www.brafb.org.

The Board is also grateful for the service of Bob Lynd who is recently retired after serving since the opening of the pantry. We appreciate his dedicated service. We also welcome new board member Julie Abel who will be helping the pantry with marketing efforts.

The Pantry is low on:

  • Canned Fruit (ex: peaches/pears)
  • Boxed Breakfast Cereal
  • 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 March 2015, the pantry

  • Served 51 households
  • Served 229 individuals
  • Distributed 5,967 lbs of food
  • Volunteers logged 514 hrs

Save-the-Date

May 2nd – Love Your Neighbor, Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive

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