Hunger Resource Center Maximizes Impact on Hunger Relief With Healthy Cooking Demos
Northern Virginia Family Service’s (NVFS) SERVE Campus is bringing healthy eating demonstrations and education to the Hunger Resource Center (HRC) in an effort to educate the public on the benefits of nutritional meals. The HRC serves nearly 600 families in Prince William County each month, granting them access to affordable food, nutritional workshops, SNAP benefits enrollment assistance, and now healthy cooking demos every other Wednesday.
Volunteers Supporting Our Shelters
Thank you to Christy Prietsch for her commitment to volunteering monthly at Bailey’s Crossroads Community Shelter (BCCS). Christy facilitates stress management groups for shelter guests. Participants found Christy’s previous group session on Aug. 17 so helpful that they requested she return to conduct an enhanced stress management session. Thank you, Christy, for teaching shelter guests how to cope with stress and improve their lives!
Special Thanks to Samantha Fenn and “The Mad Scientists”
Thank you to Samantha Fenn and “The Mad Scientists” who volunteer every month at the HRC; they show no signs of slowing down! The group has been volunteering at the HRC for nearly a year, and they always arrive eager and ready to serve.
Bailey’s Crossroads to Transition Operations from NVFS to New Hope Housing
NVFS and BCCS would like to thank the dedicated BCCS volunteers and donors, past and present, for their commitment to serving those faced with homelessness in the Northern Virginia community and to NVFS. On Oct. 1, BCCS will be under new operation by New Hope Housing.
Individuals or groups interested in volunteering at BCCS this fall can contact email@example.com for more information.
For more information on this transition, please view our press release.
Empty Bowls: A Concert to SERVE Our Community Sunday, Oct. 22 2 – 5 p.m.
CARE Awards Breakfast Friday, Nov. 17 7 a.m.
Sen. Tim Kaine Visits Multicultural Center
NVFS was honored to welcome U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine and his team to our Multicultural Center on Friday, Sept. 1. They met and mingled with staff and clients and also prepared welcome bags equipped with food and toiletries for the center’s clients. We are grateful for Sen. Kaine’s dedication to the Northern Virginia community.
For more information on the Multicultural Center, please visit our website.
Top Donation Needs
NVFS is happy to accept donations of all kinds; however, this month’s top donation needs are as follows:
Hilda Barg: Household goods and kitchen cookware; bedding; new undergarments (underwear, undershirts and socks) for men, women and children; gift cards to grocery stores (e.g. Walmart, Target, Harris Teeter)
BCCS: Gallons of milk, snacks for bagged lunches (e.g., chips, crackers, fruit, granola bars, etc.)
SERVE: Toilet paper, paper plates, paper towels, transportation vouchers, gift cards, diapers and wipes
If you wish to donate other items, a complete wishlist can be found here.
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“I’ve sincerely enjoyed the time you’ve spent during the past couple of weeks. I know it’s not always easy or convenient to personally come to my home and work with me on various strategies to assist me in my time of need. Yet you gave so generously your time, knowledge, patience and expertise to assist and speak on my behalf at such a critical time in my life. Your dedication to devote so much time, and keep me informed of a plan of action, has truly helped ease a lot of my concerns as to how I was going to continue paying such high rent. For nearly two years, it had taken a toll on me – being so stressed and many sleepless nights. I am truly grateful for your support to overcome obstacles that I alone could not have done, to rebuild my dreams to find affordable housing and have stability in my life once again.”