FFO expands operations with CARES funding

This year, more than 100,000 families in Fairfax County are predicted to experience food insecurity as a result of COVID-19. At Food for Others, we saw the demand for food quadruple – almost overnight—back in March when schools and workplaces closed unexpectedly. To help us respond to the new need for food in the community,

Junior Fencing Champion raises “Ton of Food” for Food for Others

Hadley Husisian is an exceptional 16-year-old. She’s an international fencing champion who has won a Junior World Cup silver medal in Bratislava, Slovakia and a team Cadet World Cup gold medal in Grenoble, France. She is also the current Cadet (under 17) Women’s Epee national champion and ranked #1 in the country at both the

Boy Scouts Renovate Produce Garden

After last year’s growing season, Food for Others’ community garden at Bo White in Annandale needed a good cleaning and renovation to be able to grow more produce for families in need this summer. Eagle Scout candidate Joey Powell took on the project and organized a group of volunteers to restore the community garden. The

5 Marathons to Feed Others

Fairfax Hospital nurse, Susan McClanahan, is planning to run 5 marathons in 5 weeks to raise money to help Food for Others meet the increased need for food in Northern Virginia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. McClanahan will be running 26.2 miles on May 24th, June 7th, June 12th, June 20th and June 24th. “I

Food for Others partners with restaurant 2941 during COVID-19

Upscale restaurant 2941 and Food for Others are only two miles apart, but a world apart in every other way. Named as one of the 100 Very Best Restaurants by Washingtonian Magazine in 2017, 2941 is helmed by Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel, a classically trained French chef who worked under Daniel Boulud. The restaurant is

The View from Inside Food for Others during COVID-19

It’s 8:15 on Tuesday morning and Food for Others staff are starting to arrive and gear up for the day. Like everyone else, we’re wondering if the day will unfold how we expect or if everything will change like has been happening so often over the past few days. This place definitely doesn’t look like

Fairfax Diapers

At Fairfax Diapers, our goal is to ease the challenge of diaper insecurity and to raise awareness of this need in our community. Since the launch of Fairfax Diapers about 8 months ago, we have distributed over 73,000 diapers to clients receiving food at Food for Others. I became aware of diaper insecurity in Fairfax

My Market @ Food for Others

“You’ve got a great set-up here! There’s even a space for the kids. It’s so spacious and organized, I love the recipes and the sheets with all the health food information. This is just fabulous.” – FFO Client Gwen We think the new My Market@ Food for Others is fabulous too. My Market replaces FFO’s

Flights for Food: behind the scenes

It’s eight days and counting until our Flights for Food event. Our office is a mishmash of half-baked centerpieces, auction baskets, auction items that haven’t found their way into baskets, and at least five colors of ribbon. Autographed sports memorabilia are cozying up to bottles of wine, party lights and glue guns. The planning began