Did you know 72,460 people in Fairfax County are experiencing food insecurity? Today, Nonprofit partners are reporting 30% to 400% increases in the numbers of people seeking help. Once again, Fairfax County residents are invited to join the county’s Stuff the Bus food drive. This year, the County will be welcoming both in-person and virtual donations!
IN-PERSON FOOD DONATIONS
This year, food collections will be hosted at 21 locations across Fairfax County from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 30 and Saturday, February 6. Buses will be in less-frequented lots – including Board of Supervisors’ offices, schools, libraries and the Pennino building – collect nonperishable food items to support local food pantries.
VIRTUAL FOOD DONATIONS
For those who are unable to donate in person, monetary donations can be made by visiting the websites of the partner nonprofits serving our community. Our partners can turn your dollars into more meals, specialized and culturally appropriate foods, fresh fruits and vegetables, and low-fat dairy products and lean meats which cannot be collected through food drives.
To donate, simply visit the Stuff the Bus Website, and click on our nonprofit partners serving our community (including ECHO, LINK, Food for Others, WFCM, Cornerstones, United Community, Koinonia, ACCA, and The Falls Church Community Service Council).
MOST REQUESTED ITEMS
Canned tuna, salmon or chicken (15 oz. or smaller)
Soup - lower sodium (19 oz. or smaller)
Canned pasta (16 oz. or smaller)
Macaroni and cheese
Canned fruit in light syrup or juice (20 oz. or smaller)
Peanut butter (40 oz. or smaller)
Jelly (32 oz. or smaller)
Bag (dry) beans, peas or lentils (16 oz.)
Rice - brown or white (5 lbs. or smaller)
Instant potatoes (16 oz. or smaller)
Canned tomatoes - low sodium, no salt added (29 oz. or smaller)
Pancake mix (32 oz. or smaller) and syrup
Hot and cold cereal (42 oz. or smaller)
Canned vegetables - low sodium, no salt added (29 oz. or smaller)
Canned beans or peas (29 oz. or smaller)
Healthy snacks (e.g. raisins, granola bars)
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