Thanks to your generous donations to our mission, not only do you support the philanthropy of the teen volunteers who work on this project, you also support the following organizations that we have financially supported in their missions to help the food-insecure in our community.
Thank you so much for your continued support!
Oakton Pantry supplies we helped finance
Providence Elementary School is a Title 1 school in Fairfax, with a 40% participation rate in the Free & Reduced Lunch program. Rustic Love has helped launch this pantry, which has started with with weekly service to 80 students.
The South Lakes High School Food Pantry's serves 120 students with their in-school pantry, as well as an additional 140 families with their weekly grocery bag distribution that serves their entire school pyramid. With a team of dedicated parent volunteers, they work in conjunction with many grocery stores and local programs and are a model school pantry, .
The Annandale High School Food Pantry serves a school with a 65% participating in the Free and Reduced lunch program. They operate year-round out of a school trailer and also maintain a garden that helps with the pantry with a geo-science teacher at the school.
Rustic Love raised more than $25,000 for The World Central Kitchen, who serves chef-prepared meals to communities impacted by natural disasters and during prolonged humanitarian crises. Millions of meals have been served to families across Ukraine, Poland, Romania, Moldova, and Hungary, at the time of our donation.
The James Madison High School Food Pantry and Outreach team distributes food weekly to students and their families as well as provide hygiene items. They work to help provide extra items during the summer months, whereas most school food pantries close when school is out.
The Cunningham Park Elementary School Food Pantry serves the neediest elementary school in Vienna with 34% of their students qualifying for the Free & Reduced lunch program. The Pantry does not have space in the school so everything is purchased day-of, for bi-weekly distribution.
The Marshall Road Elementary School Food Pantry serves a diverse student body where 33 different languages are spoken, and more than 100 children participate in the Free & Reduced lunch program. Operating out of half of a school closet, they distribute food bags each week.
The Mosaic Elementary School Pantry serves a school population with 23% who qualify for the Free & Reduced Lunch Program. They provide shelf-stable meals for breakfast and lunch but also have worked to incorporate more fresh foods thru donations from the Capital Area Food Bank. School children and their families assemble the bags together every week.
The Poe Middle School Ravens Nest is a free, in-school store that is run by a county school administrator on her own personal time. In 2020, 76% of Poe's student population qualified for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program. This is one of the few Fairfax County Middle Schools that has grades 6/7/8 and the ESOL population is large, with just 64% English proficiency at the school.
The Committee for Helping Others serves families inVienna, Oakton, Dunn Loring, and Merrifield. They are an all-volunteer organization that provides emergency financial assistance, emergency food aid, clothing, furniture and Meals on Wheels.
The Marshall Market is the food pantry at Marshall High School. Roughly 70 families are on their distribution list and they assist teen mothers, homeless unaccompanied youth and other high need students throughout the year.
The Kilmer Pantry has a distribution list of roughly 60 school families and distributes every three weeks. The Pantry gives a large bag of food with rotating supplemental bags of items like sanitary items and cleaning supplies.
The Oakton Pantry assists Oakton High School students and also local families in need. They offer weekly distribution of food and household supplies and not only have they helped a local elementary school with food pantry needs, they have also been a model for other school food pantry programs in Fairfax County.
Cedar Lane School is a Fairfax County Special Ed high school, with close to 100 students and 61 staff members. They serve 15 feeder high schools and 46% of their student body is in the Free/Reduced Lunch Program. The Cedar Lane PTSA Food Pantry has been integral in helping families with food needs outside of school.
Britepath's Food Assistance Programs provide emergency and short-term food assistance to Fairfax County area residents who are struggling to make ends meet – helping them bridge the gap until they can recover from a crisis.
Family PASS helps working families that are homeless or at risk of homelessness in Fairfax County. They connect families with the support services needed to become self-sufficient. Their work is part of Fairfax County’s plan to prevent and end homelessness in our community.
Founded during the COVID pandemic, the One Neighborhood Foundation is an all-volunteer organization that supports restaurants and provides meals to frontliners, first responders, essential workers and local heroes.
Belong!'s Mission is to demonstrate God’s love in action by providing or facilitating access to services that empower and equip the underserved in our community through education, community engagement and other essential services.
La Cocina’s Culinary Career Readiness, Job Placement and Food Assistance Program, provides unemployed low-income members in NoVa with a culinary job training program. During their training, students prepare healthy meals that are donated to homeless shelters and families in low-income housing.
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