Assistance League of Northern Virginia held another exciting food-packing event in October. Our member volunteers and Dominion Energy employees were joined by friends from Sandy Spring Bank, who returned to help with setting up the items and packing them. We also welcomed Rebecca B. Hall and colleagues from RBH Global Wealth Partners who helped with packing and set up, and also made a generous contribution to our chapter for the purchase of new winter coats and jackets for the students we serve. In addition, we greeted new friends from Global Children Foundation who came to help with packing. Silvia Park awarded us with a grant from the Foundation that we will use for our Weekend Food program.
In about one hour, we packed 1680 bags of food and delivered them that same day to 6 schools in Fairfax and Prince William Counties. We also provided grocery gift cards to a school in Alexandria. Our food-packings are always a lot of fun and our October event proved again how much we can accomplish when we work together.