Can Your Organization or Congregation Devote One or Two Sundays Per Year to Help the Hungry in Fairfax? Or Donate Grocery Cards?
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Thanks to the hard work and good will of our friends in the community, Britepaths is able to deliver food and other necessary household supplies or grocery gift cards to needy Fairfax County families every other weekend. Many people in our own backyard fall on hard times financially and struggle to afford basic necessities on their limited incomes. Our Food Bridge Program allows us to provide this growing list of families some relief. The purpose of this program, as with all of our programs, is to help stabilize these families until they are again able to maintain self-sufficiency.
Our Food Bridge Supporting Organizations make a real difference for our families by committing to one or more Sundays on our Delivery Calendar throughout the year. They collect sufficient food donations or grocery gift cards to supplement the families' food supply for two weeks and deliver the items to 30 families on the Sunday they have pledged. Grocery cards may be delivered or mailed. Britepaths is happy to mail the grocery cards on an organization's behalf.
Grocery cards allow our families to purchase fresh, healthy food that meets their dietary requirements. Groups interested in helping families in this manner can either collect and deliver the grocery cards or donate through our Food Bridge donation page and we will purchase the cards in bulk at a discount and give the cards to our clients. Individuals are welcome to donate through this page on their own or as part of a group.
The need to provide food assistance to our neighbors in need continues to grow. The current length of time families wait for this critical assistance is more than three months. We rely on our community to make this program work, and we need your help.
Plant the seed today. Talk to your business, congregation or civic group about a wonderful group volunteer project. It's about neighbors helping neighbors.
If your organization can be a Food Bridge Supporter, please contact Christina Garris at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.273.8829, ext. 444.
Can't make an ongoing commitment? Run a Grocery Gift Card Drive to help on a week when we don't have a supporting organization.
Food Bridge Supporters
Thank you to the many community organizations that regularly support Food Bridge by collecting and delivering food and/or grocery cards to our clients!
- Center for Spiritual Enlightenment
- Christ Lutheran Church ELCA
- Church of the Holy Comforter
- Democratic Women of Clifton and Northern Virginia
- Emmanuel Lutheran Church
- Fairfax United Methodist Church
- Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
- Our Lady of Good Counsel
- St Mary Orthodox Church
- Temple Rodef Shalom
- Unity of Fairfax
- Vienna Baptist Church
- Vienna Presbyterian Church
- Young Men's Service League Vienna