We are grateful to have received a grant from No Child Goes Hungry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating childhood hunger. No Child Goes Hungry connects charitable organizations that work to reduce food insecurity on a local level with donors who want to help eliminate childhood hunger.
We will use the funds to purchase grocery store gift cards for families of students at Pine Spring Elementary School, in Falls Church. It is one of the six elementary schools in Fairfax and Prince William counties and Alexandria that was receiving our Weekend Food for Kids food bags each month. The bags contained enough kid-friendly food for 2 breakfasts and 2 lunches. When schools closed in the spring, we suspended that program and, instead, began providing grocery store gift cards to the families of those students.
The grant from No Child Goes Hungry will allow our chapter to continue providing the much-needed grocery store gift cards at a time when so many in our community have been severely affected financially by the pandemic. Assistance League is honored to have been selected by NCGH for this grant. Both of our organizations are committed to reducing childhood hunger and helping those most in need in our community.