July 2015 Newsletter – Pantry Recognized by the Virginia State House of Delegates

back-pack-bling-ramadan-matchThe Virginia State House of Delegates agreed to House Resolution No. 295, commending the Dulles South Food Pantry, on February 27, 2015 in Richmond. We are so honored and would like to thank Delegate Ramadan for introducing the resolution. In May, he and the administration and staff of Liberty Elementary School presented the commendation to the pantry at a special ceremony. Liberty also presented the pantry with $800 in funds as a result of their Back Pack Bling program, and Delegate Ramadan matched their contribution with an additional donation of $400. You can read more about Liberty’s Back Pack Bling on our website’s June Blog. Stop by the pantry any time to see the commendation certificate, which is proudly displayed. We are so appreciative of the support of all levels of the Dulles South Community, from the youngest students to our State Legislators. To see a summary, go to www.virginiageneralassembly.gov and click on bills and resolutions and type in hr295. Thank you!

July 2015 DSFP Newsletter

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All Hands on Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: Our thanks go out to Jenn M. and Kerrie N., our volunteer coordinators who work hard each month to ensure that we have plenty of trained volunteers to serve our guests and stock food on our shelves. We appreciate everything you do!

Volunteer NeedsThe marketing team is looking for an HOA Marketing Liaison to help us reach out to the various HOAs in the area. If you’d like to help, contact jabel@dsfp.org. The driver team is also in need of drivers. If interested, please email drivers@dspf.org. 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, Clean the World ONE Project, Chinmaya Mission Church, Girl Scouts Troops 6374 & 2652, and the South Riding Stingrays for holding food drives last month. They collected over 650 lbs of food.

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
Silver:
One Hundred Women Strong, Cardinal Bank, SFMC Inc. & Van Metre

View the list of our faith and community sponsors.

Board Highlights

Congrats and thanks to our new board members Mike Flora, Caroline Fuentes, and Tod Larson who were elected at our June Board meeting. We look forward to a successful year! We would also like to send our heartfelt condolences out to the family and friends of former pantry Board Member Bob Lynd who recently passed away.  We will miss Bob greatly.

The Pantry is low on:

  • Canned Chicken
  • Small Bags of Rice
  • Canned Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Fruit (peaches/pears)
  • Oil

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 June 2015, the pantry

  • Served 76 households
  • Served 331 individuals
  • Distributed 9,042 lbs of food
  • 111 Volunteers logged 569 hrs

Save-the-Date

July 25th – 8:00am Board Meeting
August 8th – 9:00am – 10:30am Summer Supplement Distribution

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