LINK’s mobile food pantry in Sterling
Jim Butts says he has witnessed countless changes in the 44 years he has been volunteering for LINK, a nonprofit organization that delivers emergency food to families in Sterling, Herndon and Ashburn. One thing has not changed, however: Despite the prosperity that has come to the region, there are always people who don’t know where they will find their next meal.
Butts and other longtime volunteers have helped keep the faith-based group running for decades without any paid staff members. Hundreds of other volunteers — including businesses, church youth groups, Scouts and intellectually disabled students —
join them every month to help combat hunger in Northern Virginia.
Washington Post, May 15, 2016
Hoisted above the crowd by a crane, photographer Daniel Dancer (left) directs volunteers into position for an aerial photo in which they form the Complete the Circle logo.
For five years, Our Daily Bread has set a goal of raising 10,000 pounds of donations for its annual fall food drive. This year, for the first time, the Fairfax nonprofit group reached that target.
bringing 11,143 pounds of food and other household items that will be distributed to people in need, organizers said. The donations will go to clients of Our Daily Bread and the Lorton Community Action Center, which was a partner in the event for the first time. More than 1,500 people were at Fairfax High School on Sunday for the Complete the Circle “FoodRaiser,”
Washington Post, November 12, 2015