Recently I talked to someone at the “Food for Others” group located on Prosperity Avenue in Fairfax. Their new Executive Director, Annie Turner, was so helpful that I decided to find out more about the organization. Food for Others is over 20 years old and serves thousands of families in the Northern Virginia area, most of it at their 15,000 sq. ft. warehouse operated by volunteers. They are starting a new program with a nutritionist on site once a month to counsel clients with special dietary needs. My favorite program is the “Power Pack” program that serves 26 elementary schools providing 2 days of food for the children for the weekend. They have provided over 80,000 packs in a year and the need is growing. With the holidays approaching I feel the greatest gift is to help someone to not be hungry.
There are many ways to help—food drives, donations, volunteering. Two of the many food groups in our area are:
Arlington Food Assistance Center AFAC
2708 S. Nelson Street, Arlington, Va. 22206 | Phone: 703-845-8486
Austine Eversole, Chairman of the Board
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Volume 2 Issue 3 – October 2016 In this Issue: Chairman’s Thanksgiving Message; 1,953 Rides and counting in 2016; Talking Books; Phone Line Changes; Health Science Library with Geriatric Resource Center; Call for Volunteers.