February 2015 DSFP Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter – Thank You for Your Wonderful Support in 2014!

Thanks to your remarkable generosity, in 2014, we were able to distribute over 30,000 pounds of food to pantry guests in 2014. Each individual who sought our help during the holidays, and since the opening of the pantry in June, was served. We distributed hundreds of holiday meals, we partnered with local schools to provide supplemental food for children in need over the weekends, and we began a partnership with the Loudoun County Public Schools Backpack Coalition. We are grateful to the parent liaisons in the Dulles South cluster schools for helping us reach out to those in need. Over 150 volunteers donated more than 2,300 hours of time to help their neighbors. We look forward to continuing this great work in 2015 with the help of the Dulles South Community. We hope that you enjoy this first installment of our new monthly newsletter and we look forward to another successful year or supporting those in need in our community

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All Hands on Deck

Volunteer Spotlight: Thank you to our volunteer driving team led by Karen G. for all of your hard work bringing food to the pantry from our drop off locations! You guys rock!

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: Scouting makes a huge impact on the pantry! Between the Boy Scouts Scouting for Food program and the Girls Scouts Sing for Their Supper program, over 4,731 lbs was brought to the pantry over the past several months. We can’t thank our local scouts enough.

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.

The Pantry is low on:

  • Canned Fruit (ex: peaches/pears)
  • Canned tomato products

How YOU Are Helping

In January 2015, the pantry

  • Served 62 households
  • Distributed 7,383 lbs of food
  • Volunteers logged 347 hrs

Save-the-Date

March 21st – 10:00 – 11:30am Community Meeting at the Pantry

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