Prepared with Love: Get to Know the Caterers

“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 food-insecure seniors this Thanksgiving. On November 22nd, they’re supporting Food for Others and Meals on Wheels’ mission to alleviate hunger.   Through a first-time emergency food provider collaboration led by Western Fairfax Christian

Diabeating Food Insecurity

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. Dialysis is a treatment offered to people with diabetes experiencing kidney disease. There are many dialysis clinics due to the prevalence of diabetes in the area. Although

Mental Health and Food Insecurity: Connected?

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. We hope this information encourages a more compassionate and respectful understanding of people struggling with food insecurity.   First of all, what

Honoring International Day of the Older Person

Although poverty among older adults isn’t frequently discussed, a significant portion of older adults struggle with food insecurity. Food insecurity can be a point of shame for older adults as it challenges their self-reliance. It can be frightening to ask for help, and many food-insecure people, including older adults, struggle to access potentially helpful resources.  In 2018, the Food Research Action Center (FRAC) reported that “poverty,

Bike Fundraiser on Behalf of Food for Others

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

New Organization, Cease Hunger, Inc., Assists Area Food Banks

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

5k Results

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

5k Registration and Course Map

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

Your SNAP Benefits are Changing

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

SNAP Benefits on Amazon

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