Fill the Wagon 2011 - Another Success


Fairfax County Police Department
Franconia District Station

6121 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
703-922-0889. TTY 703-204-2264. Fax 703-719-6436
Date Released 11/23/11
Contact: Officer Eddy Azcárate / 703-922-0889
Information Bulletin: Fill the Wagon Update

Fill the Wagon 2011 – Another Success

                The Fill the Wagon food drive is officially over. The bin in the station lobby will remain until early December and a few community groups are still gathering donations. In these difficult times for many, the giving by our residents has been tremendous. We have collected approximately 12,000 pounds of food (nearly double what we collected last year) and over $1,200 in cash, check and gift card donations.


Donations were made to:


The Koinonia Foundation, Inc.

United Community Ministries (UCM)

Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO)

Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA)

Artemis House Women’s Shelter

Bethany House Women’s Shelter

some of the crew at Koinonia  at UCM

some of the crew at Koinonia                                                       at UCM                   

with the founder of ECHO         distribution at ACCA

with the founder of ECHO                                                 distribution at ACCA

                A special thank you is extended to several unknown residents. Some simply pushed a full grocery cart of items up to the officers standing near the wagon, and walked away leaving the full cart. There was one memorable gentleman who invited an officer and the officer’s son (who was assisting that day) to go in the store and shop with him. There was a girl, perhaps 11 or 12 years old, who handed an officer 23cents. Thank you.


                The Franconia CAC was, as always, a huge support. The group made a donation and several individual members made donations of food, cash and gift cards. The camaraderie shared and coffee provided helped us all begin the holiday season in the right frame of mind.


                Additional recognition goes out to grocery stores which allowed us to stake a location near the exit of their store. The participation by the management and employees has not gone unnoticed.

at Springfield Plaza                                  getting started at Bradlick Shopping Center

              at Springfield Plaza                                         getting started at Bradlick Shopping Center

with management at Manchester Lakes                                  getting dark at Bradlick Shopping Center

    with management at Manchester Lakes                               getting dark at Bradlick Shopping Center  

 "standing guard" at Kingstowne              the sign says it all

"standing guard" at Kingstowne                                           the sign says it all at Kingstowne

the bike team getting into the action               our final day ended very well

the bike team getting into the action in Lorton                              our final day ended very well in Lorton    



To request this information in an alternate format, call the Franconia District Station at 703.922.0889.  TTY 703-204-2264






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