Councilman Jeffrey Greenfield invited members of the community to join him in an initiative to end food insecurity among children in the City of Fairfax.
A proclamation to End Childhood Food Insecurity was given to Task Force members (from left to right)Louise Armitage, Richelle Brown, Reverend Johnson Edosomwam, Toby Sorensen, Scott Silverthorne, Jeff Greenfield, Lisa Whetzel, Janet Jaworski, Harper Lovegrove, Kevin Stoy, and Suzanne Levy. Not pictured are Chris Keppler and Jeanie Bell Winslow.
City residents are encouraged to support all of the following nonprofits through monetary contributions and volunteerism to end childhood food insecurity in the City of Fairfax.
10700 Page Avenue, Building "B", Fairfax, VA 22030
Founded in 1988, FACETS is a well-established nonprofit organization that touches and improves the lives of thousands of families and individuals every year. They open doors by helping people meet their emergency shelter, food, and medical needs helping them gain safe, sustainable and permanent housing and working with them to end the cycle of poverty throughout educational, life skills and career counseling programs. With multi-disciplinary staff and thousands of volunteers, FACETS is committed to working collaboratively in the efforts to help our neighbors in need of safe and affordable housing.
Fairfax FISH (For Immediate Sympathetic Help)
P.O. Box 2254; Fairfax, VA 22031
703-978-0280 (answering machine)
703-222-0880 If you are seeking assistance
Their all-volunteer organization, which operates out of homes, provides immediate short-term help for people in temporary difficulty. FISH provides financial and transportation assistance to their clients who live on the edge—most can manage the routine but not the unusual. FISH assists:
• To stabilize living arrangements
• To help people to weather the storms of life and become independent again
• To provide food and clothes to those needing them
• To transport people to their medical appointments and for other critical life needs
Food for Others
2938 Prosperity Avenue; Fairfax, VA 22031
Food for Others is a part of Northern Virginia ’s safety net for food when an emergency strikes, and for the growing number of working poor who are unable to make ends meet and need to supplement their inadequate food supplies. Food for Others is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) food bank and food rescue operation, working to help those in Northern Virginia who are food insecure.
Members are committed to community service and provide funds and volunteer resources to fill 120 backpacks each week during the school term with nonperishable food sent home on Fridays for City elementary school students in need.
One God Ministry
4280 Chain Bridge Road; Fairfax, Virginia 22038
Provides emergency food to anyone in need
Our Daily Bread
4080 Chain Bridge Road # 2; Fairfax, VA 22030
Our Daily Bread provides our Fairfax area neighbors in need with short-term safety-net services and empowers them to work toward long-term self-sufficiency. We welcome individual volunteers and those from local faith-based groups, community organizations, businesses, schools and universities.
St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. Leo’s Church
3700 Old Lee Highway; Fairfax, VA 22030
Food Pantry Distribution: Third Wednesday of the month, 6:00 pm – 8:00pm; and the Saturday following 9:00 am – noon except during Easter, November and December due to the holiday basket program.