Food4Thought

A Partnership to Fight Child Hunger in the Fairfax County Area

Our Food4Thought program works with volunteers and staff at our Partner Schools, participating Fairfax County Public Schools, to provide healthy meals, drinks and snacks over the weekend to children who receive free or reduced-price meals during school days. For many of these children, school meals might be the only ones they receive.

    How Food4Thought Works

    Britepaths partners with the Parent Teacher Associations, social workers and staff at Partner FCPS schools to help them create packages of non-perishable foods and drinks to send home each weekend with children in their school who have been identified as having need for food assistance. Volunteers and staff at the schools are collecting donations of appropriate foods and discreetly distributing the packs to children in their schools who have been identified as having the greatest need. Britepaths provides technical support to the schools, and passes on donations (minus a minimal administrative fee) from community members who would like to help.

    Through a shared grant from Fairfax County, Britepaths partners with Food for Others to assist as many students in need as possible across FCPS with weekend food support. Food for Others largely receives and distributes packs, while Britepaths works with partner schools to help them generate packs from supporters in their own community. In 2016, our partnership provided 66,850 packs to hungry students. Britepaths's share was 4,400 packs distributed in 15 partner schools. 

    Learn More and Get Involved!

    Contact: Christina Garris at cgarris@britepaths.org or 703.273.8829 x444.