Dear Power Packers, Words cannot express my gratitude for your service to the children in our community throughout the years. Your commitment to the students we serve is truly admirable. Because of your diligence and blood, sweat, and tears (yes, we’ve had all of these), you’ve ensured that 25,000 students didn’t go hungry over the
What is a sustainable food system? How can we change our existing food system to make it more sustainable? These are the questions food justice leaders ask themselves in their work to build a sustainable food system. Sustainable food systems are the second element of food justice work according to the Brooklyn Law Center. The
To begin exploring food justice, we’re going to dive into what healthy food for all really means. Healthy food for all is one of the three priorities of food justice, and to move towards this goal, the food justice movement is working to improve access to fresh/high-quality foods. Many communities experience a lack of healthy
This month we’re celebrating Social Work Appreciation Month! Social workers are an integral part of our operation at Food for Others. They make referrals for emergency…
When you think of corporate social responsibility, what first comes to mind might be a large corporation, like Tom’s Shoes, using its platform to help impoverished communities…
“Prepared with love.” That’s how Colette, head chef at ColMoni’s Catering, likes to describe her food. Colette’s company, along with Ladi’s Catering, is providing food for…
If you’re new to Fairfax County, along with the abundance of strip malls and parking garages, you may be surprised by something else: the number of dialysis clinics.
As a food bank, we help people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, October 3rd through 9th, we’ve chosen to acknowledge the impact of food insecurity on mental health.
Although poverty among older adults isn’t frequently discussed, a significant portion of older adults struggles with food insecurity. Food insecurity can be a point of shame for older adults as it challenges their self-reliance.
Arjun Gowder’s Bike Ride Fundraiser was a tremendous success this year. After raising $250 last year, Arjun more than doubled his fundraising goal this year. The ride had a turnout of 34 people, beginning at 10:00 am on Sunday, October 17th. He raised $714.90, and his parents have agreed to match the funds raised. With