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 (nonprofits are listed below).
Founded in 1988, FACETS is a nonprofit organization that improves the lives of thousands of families and individuals every year. They provide emergency shelter, food, and medical assistance. FACETS also helps those in need gain safe, sustainable and permanent housing. They work with individuals to end the poverty cycle by offering life skills, career counseling and educational programs. FACETS is committed to working collaboratively to help our neighbors that are in need of safe and affordable housing.
Phone: (703) 978-0280 (answering machine)
Phone: 703-222-0880 (If you are seeking assistance)
Founded in 1967, FISH is a volunteer, nonprofit ecumenical outreach organization which comprises 14 churches located in Fairfax County in the vicinity of Fairfax City, Virginia.
FISH provides funds and volunteers to serve the needy and elderly in the greater Fairfax City area of Fairfax County. FISH responds to requests for life's necessities: food, clothing, financial assistance for delinquent rent, mortgage, utility bills, gasoline, and prescriptions. Requests for assistance are passed on to FISH by the Office of Coordinated Services Planning "CSP" which is part of the Fairfax County Department of Human Services. CSP social workers screen clients to verify information and to determine whether they qualify for assistance by FISH. Pastors from member churches may make referrals.
Food for Others is a part of Northern Virginia’s safety net for food when an emergency strikes and for those who 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.
Phone: (703) 273-8829
Fax: (703) 273-7131
For 35 years, Britepaths, formerly known as Our Daily Bread, has been a dedicated leader in developing sustainable solutions that stabilize low-income working families, build resilience through financial literacy and mentoring. They provide food, grocery gift cards, holiday meals, school supplies and financial assistance to help stabilize families.
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.