Many of our neighbors are hungry.
Almost 7 percent of our residents, approximately 73,000 people, struggle to get the food they need. And, approximately 52,000 of our children qualify for free and reduced lunch at our public schools and don’t have reliable access to food at home.
Holiday food drives are long over, donations to local food banks are dropping and our nonprofits’ food pantries are running dangerously low.
There is a way for you to help. We are working with several partners, including nonprofits, local supermarkets and MV Transportation to promote Stuff the Bus: Helping Fairfax Families, a food giving program to restock the depleted shelves. This annual effort launches on Saturday, Jan. 16 and runs until Feb. 15.
It is easy to participate in this food drive. Each Saturday (and Presidents Day, Feb. 15), a Fairfax County Fastran bus parks at a different location and collects food donations from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You just look up the date and location most convenient for you and bring your much needed donations.
— UCM Alexandria (@UCMAlex) January 9, 2016