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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COVID-19 Update: Britepaths continues to serve local families in need through the Food Bridge Delivery Program. Until further notice, we will serve families by mailing them grocery store gift cards. Our Food Bridge Supporting Organizations are assisting either by donating funds for us to purchase and mail gift cards, or mailing gift cards on their own to assist families on their designated weeks on the Delivery Calendar. We still greatly need organizations to help our families in this capacity! Please contact Christina Garris at email@example.com if your organization can help!
Our Supporting Organizations Make a Big Difference!
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 funds or grocery store gift cards to supplement the families' food supply for two weeks and mail them to 30 families on the Sunday they have pledged. Britepaths is happy to mail the grocery cards on an organization's behalf.
Grocery store gift 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/purchase and send the grocery cards or donate through our Food Bridge donation page and we will purchase the cards at a bulk discount and mail them 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 Mila Cobos at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703.273.8829.
Grateful to Our Food Bridge Supporters!
- 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