October 2015 Newsletter – Holiday Food Drive

holiday-food-driveThe Dulles South Food Pantry loves food drives! Check out our Holiday Food Drive Flyer on our website for details on what items we need. Donations from food drives can be dropped off at the pantry Monday or Wednesday mornings from 10:00-11:30am, or Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00pm. Call the pantry at 703-507-2795 or email info@dsfp.org to make other arrangements. Donations may also be dropped off at South Riding Town Hall, Dulles South Multi-Purpose Center, Stone Ridge Carver Center Office, or South Riding Giant. Food left unattended outside the pantry is often damaged by Mother Nature. Please deliver food donations safely, and thank you for joining in Neighbors Feeding Neighbors.

October 2015 DSFP Newsletter

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All Hands on Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: Many thanks to our incredible Team Leads who help lead the shifts of volunteers working in the pantry. We greatly appreciate your leadership and dedication. Any regular volunteers interested in taking on a larger role and becoming a team lead should email volunteers@dsfp.org.

Volunteer NeedsPlease 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 Dulles South Rotary Club, Dulles South Youth Sports, John Champe Feed the Need Club, Little River ES, Temple Beth Torah and Vine & Branches Lutheran Church. They raised over 1,610 lbs of food last month.

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

Check out the recent updates that we’ve made to our website. They are designed to improve readability and navigability. Let us know what you think by emailing info@dsfp.org. We would like to welcome Amy Buchanan to the pantry Board of Directors. Amy has been serving the pantry as our lead shopper and distribution volunteer. We are excited to have her expertise in pantry operations on the board. Welcome Amy!

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!

How YOU Are Helping

In September 2015, the pantry

  • Received 147 guest visits at 2 distributions
  • Served 368 family members from 85 households
  • Distributed 7,425 lbs of food
  • Had 71 Volunteers log 494 hrs

Save-the-Date

November 16, December 14, and January 23 at 8pm: New Volunteer Training

November 7 -14: Scouting for Food

November 14, 8am: Board Meeting; Public Comment: 8am-8:15am

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