September 2015 Newsletter – Hunger Action Month

feeding-americaSeptember is Hunger Action Month. The Dulles South Food Pantry is part of Feeding America – a nationwide network of 200 food banks and 60,000 food pantries and meal programs.  Feeding America is the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization and is leading the movement to solve hunger and raise awareness. Hunger exists in every community and nearly 1 in 6 Americans struggle to get enough to eat. You can help by supporting the Dulles South Food Pantry with donations of food, money and volunteer time.  This month, why not take action. Learn more about hunger In America and hunger in Dulles South and how you can help by visiting www.feedingamerica.org.

September 2015 DSFP Newsletter

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All Hands on Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: Big thanks go out to our shopping team led by Amy B., Huyen N., and Barbara P. They regularly bargain shop to supplement our donations to provide necessities for our guests. We appreciate your had work and coupon cutting skills!

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 Girl Scouts Troop 5352, Party Divas, Loudoun Linkers, LVE, and Rotary Club of Ashburn. They raised 225bs of food this 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
Silver:
One Hundred Women Strong, Cardinal Bank, SFMC Inc., Van Metre & Walmart.

View the list of our faith and community sponsors.

Board Highlights

In August, the Board voted to change the pantry distribution days and times. Beginning Sept 1st, distributions are held on the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of each month from 5-7 pm.

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 August 2015, the pantry

  • Served 78 households
  • Served 342 individuals
  • Distributed 6,864 lbs of food
  • 113 Volunteers logged 465 hrs

Save-the-Date

September 14 – 25: Vote for DSFP at http://wtop.com/click-for-a-cause

September 23, 7pm: Operations & Team Lead Meeting

September 26, 8am: Board Meeting; Public Comment: 8am-8:15am

September 26 & 30: New volunteer training

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