Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION:

703-222-9674
TTY 711

12011 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Al Koroma,
Program Manager

Stuff the Bus

Stuff the BusHunger Doesn't Take a Summer Break!
 

Many individuals and families continue to go hungry in our community and the demand becomes more acute in the summer when children no longer get school meals. Our food pantries work tirelessly to provide for our neighbors, but they need your help to restock when their shelves run low. Stuff the Bus is a food collection partnership that provides needed support during these critical times so that we, as a community, can continue to fight hunger in our neighborhoods.

The Need for Food is Great!

  • 8 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools students reported going hungry in the past month (some of the time, most of the time, or always) due to lack of food in the home. (2018 Youth Survey Results, page 135)
  • 30 percent of Fairfax County Public Schools students receive free or reduced price lunches.

  • 4.2 percent of Fairfax County residents access SNAP (the food stamp program) for food assistance.

  • More than 75,000 Fairfax County residents live below the federal poverty level

Shop Out Hunger

Upcoming Collection Events

 

June 15

Village Center at Dulles Giant
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
2425 Centreville Road, Herndon
Benefitting Cornerstones

Springfield Plaza Giant
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
6426 Springfield Plaza, Springfield
Benefitting Koinonia Foundation

McLean Giant
9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
1454 Chain Bridge Road, McLean
Benefitting Share, Inc.

June 22

Vienna Giant
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
359 Maple Avenue East, Vienna
Benefitting Committee for Helping Others

Elden Street Safeway
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
413 Elden Street, Herndon
Benefitting LINK

June 29

Fairfax Walmart
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
11181 Lee Highway, Fairfax
Benefitting Britepaths

Safeway at Pan Am
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
3043 Nutley Street, Fairfax
Benefitting Food for Others

St. Germain Giant
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
14125 St. Germain Drive, Centreville
Benefitting Western Fairfax Community Ministries

 

Thank you to our partners: Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services, Office of Public-Private Partnerships, MV Transportation, our Nonprofit Community Food Pantries, Giant, Safeway, Walmart, and to YOU in the community for your continued support of the Stuff the Bus effort.

If you wish to connect with community food providers to learn of other ways you might be able to help in the fight against hunger, you can find a list online through the Human Services Resource Guide.

 

Thank you!


Thank you for your continued support for Stuff the Bus! Together, since launching the Stuff the Bus effort in 2011, we have accomplished so much on behalf of our neighbors in need:

  • Collected more than 281,500 lbs. of food
  • Received more than $61,500 in contributions to benefit local nonprofit food pantries
  • Received the help of more than 5,000 community volunteers - contributing more than 15,000 hours of service
  • Aided more than 32 local food pantries in their food collection efforts