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

FFO and ICNA Relief provide key items to families observing Ramadan

This April, Food for Others is partnering with ICNA Relief in Alexandria to provide a few key, culturally important food items to families observing Ramadan.

ICNA Relief is a national organization which works to alleviate human suffering through programs which provide food, transitional housing, health services, school supplies, disaster relief, and Muslim family services. Over the last year, the ICNA Relief location in Alexandria has expanded its food distribution services to help families during the pandemic.

Who is impacted by food insecurity in Northern Virginia?

One year after the first closures of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us are looking forward to returning to normalcy in the months ahead. However, thousands of local families are still recovering from the financial losses they suffered during the initial lockdowns. And many people’s lives are still disrupted entirely. 

FFO partners with She Believes in Me to start food pantry

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.

Getting Power Packs to hungry students during online learning

Although Fairfax County Public Schools are online this fall, Food for Others is still providing Power Packs to students facing hunger. When schools moved online in March, many parents of students at Fairfax County Elementary Schools were left wondering how to feed their kids without FCPS school-provided lunches. Fairfax County operates daily Grab & Go