Food 4 Thought has had a great year with quite a few Churches donating on a monthly basis, which has really kept us going this year. We have prepared on average 60 bags per week for an approximate total of 2,300 bags, or 9,200 meals! We could not have done it without the generous donations of the following groups:
Ephiphany Episcopal Church– monthly donations of 100 bags!
Christ Church — monthly donations of needed items
Christian Science of Fairfax (Sunday School)– 20 bags per month
Jack and Jill of Reston –2 separate drop-offs of bags
Oakton United Methodist Church — regular delivery of items
St. Marks Spirit Team –one-time 13 bags
Brownie Troop — one-time 21 bags
Chesterbrook Elem 6th graders — one-time delivery of bags
Thoreau student (Kashav)– one-time delivery 12 bags
St. Marks confirmation class –making delivery October 2016
As you can see we have a variety of groups that have helped us out this year, so if you are involved with an organization that you think might be able to work with us next year please get in touch with Kristen Wilson, PTA liaison or Jean Wyman, MRES social worker.
We also did a few food drives within the school but because of these generous donations we didn’t have the need to do too much of our own food-raising this year.
Summer plans: the past two years we have been able to provide each family with 2 boxes of food and other supplies, in July and August to help get them through the summer. We do not have that finalized at this time but have a few groups that have helped out in the past who we are hoping will help again this summer.
This year we started off the very first week of school, so we hope to be able to do that again this September.