Support Our Emergency Pantry

We are so grateful to all the individuals and organizations in our community who donate so generously to help stock our Emergency Pantry. We continue to have many needs. See below for most-needed items, and learn about some of the wonderful donations that have been coming in. 

Please Support Our Pantry and Please Share!

Britepaths is located at 3959 Pender Dr., #200, Fairfax, VA 22030

We accept donations on Mondays and Wednesdays, 10a-2p. We ask that you contact us in advance to arrange drop-off. 703.273.8829 or info@britepaths.org.

We also have a *great need* for reusable grocery bags to distribute food.

Thank You!

Most-Needed Items: URGENT NEEDS

Food

  • Beans (dried or canned)
  • Canned fruits (in natural juice/unsweetened)
  • Canned vegetables (low sodium preferred)
  • Cereal (family sized, healthy types with less sugar, please!)
  • Cereal bars
  • Cooking oil/spray
  • Jam
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Oatmeal in canisters (unflavored)
  • Rice
  • Snacks — healthy foods such as crackers, pretzels, popcorn

Household/Hygiene Items

  • Laundry detergent (liquid or pods)
  • Shampoo/Conditioner

Keegan family food drive
A huge thank you to Lyle Keegan for running a food drive to help stock our Emergency Pantry. Lyle is 13 years old. Her mom delivered the 197.6 pounds of needed food and supplies to our office on April 29.

We had a huge amount of food donations to weigh and put away in early March. We put out the word, and Amini Bonane and Nate Bunger, along with two other volunteers came in on March 11 to help. They’re pictured here with our Office Administrator Cecilia LeGrand (holding the Britepaths t-shirt). We’re grateful to them for helping out.

We are grateful to the Springfield District Democrats for running a food drive in February to help stock our Pantry. Co-Vice Chair Donna Reid delivered more than 600 pounds of our most-needed items. In the pic are Britepaths’ Cecilia LeGrand and Mila Cobos with the donations. We also received $150 in grocery store gift cards. We’re grateful to the members of Springfield Democratic Committee for their generous donations. And a special shout-out to SDDC members Jane Barker and Sen. George Barker, who also support our Food Bridge families each year through the Democratic Women of Clifton & Northern Virginia’s annual holiday drive. Read the Connection article.

The Myterra Homeowners Association ran a food drive to benefit our families. On March 2, Katherine delivered 165.5 pounds of food and supplies, and a check for $250, which will assist local families in crisis. We’re grateful to these caring neighbors.

The Bengals Won, And So Did Our Families!

Stephanie McCarthy and Janet Jaworski, organizers of the Hugo the Gargoyle Little Free Library “Souper Bowl” food drive in Fairfax City. So many generous community members got involved in this fun and creative food drive, with Twins Ace Hardware Fairfax and Chubby Squirrel Brewing Company also running drives. The Rams beat the Bengals for the most items donated (307 to 259), but our families are the big winners! On February 22, we received the final donations of food and supplies for our pantry, valued at more than $1,000: 362 pounds from Hugo the Gargoyle, 196 pounds from Twins Ace and 24 pounds from Chubby Squirrel. We’re grateful to all who donated! A special thanks to City of Fairfax government, Fire Department and Police Department for spreading the word.
READ the Connection Article; Photo by Bonnie Hobbs, Connection Newspapers

Young Men's Service League of Vienna-Oakton in Pantry
Volunteers and their friends from the Young Men’s Service League Vienna-Oakton Chapter came in on January 21 to help us weigh and restock the food and supplies in our emergency pantry. We need to conduct a pantry inventory each quarter, and it’s a big job! They have volunteered with us in various capacities for several years, and we appreciate their ongoing support.

A huge thank you to Social4Good for selecting Britepaths as their local nonprofit to support for January 2022. Angie Delboy (pictured) is a member of Britepaths’ Board of Directors and Social4Good. They organized a drive and filled our pantry with $2,000 worth of toiletries! 
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