Volunteer Arjun Gowder is hosting a Bike Ride Fundraiser and Food Drive on October 17th at 10 am! This is his second year hosting a Bike food drive for Food for Others. Last year, his virtual fundraiser raised $250. This year Arjun’s fundraiser will take place at 11300 Sunset Hills Road, Reston VA 20190. Use
High school student Nirav Ramchandani donated over 820 lbs of food this summer with his organization, Cease Hunger, Inc. Nirav Ramchandani started Cease Hunger, Inc in May of 2021. Cease Hunger, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) approved nonprofit. After seeing the need for food access grow in their community due to COVID-19, Nirav was inspired to take action. With Cease
Our 5k this Sunday was a hit! Thanks to our incredible sponsors, runners, and volunteers we raised over 91k! Our winners: 1st place, female: Meghan Trossen 2nd place, female: Breeann McCusker 3rd place, female: Heidy Senzano 1st place, female (age 13-17): Sasha Osinovsky 1st place, female (13 and under): Nora Smith 1st place, male: Daniel
There’s still time to sign up for our 5k and fun run this Sunday! The 5k will take place at the Tysons Corner Center. It will benefit Food for Others efforts to provide meals for families and children in need. Sign up to have fun while making a difference! Use the link below to register
Upon announcing changes to SNAP EBT beginning October 2021, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack described the plan as an “investment in our nation’s health, economy and security.” Since 2006, SNAP benefits have not changed despite differences in affordability. The benefits program, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, was first introduced in 1988. The program, run by the
Since its November 2020 start, Amazon’s program to provide food for SNAP members has grown tremendously. Currently, SNAP recipients in 45 states and D.C can utilize Amazon. The program extends to all states except Alaska, Montana, Louisiana, and Hawaii. SNAP refers to the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP supplements the food budgets
Food for Others has partnered with She Believes in Me, a local organization that supports young girls, to start a food pantry at their location in Herndon.
She Believes in Me primarily works to empower and teach life skills to girls but they’ve added food distributions to their services to help families struggling as a result of the pandemic. Pre-COVID, SBIM would host in-person events with presentations and activities and send girls home with resources like emotional support items, hygiene products, or small amounts of food.
As the Executive Director of a food bank/pantry, I spend a lot of time thinking about how to reach hungry people in our community. Even though we serve over 30,000 individuals each year, we know that 75,000 people live in poverty in Northern Virginia. That gap keeps me up at night. How do we reach