In Northern Virginia, the food insecurity rate among children ranges between 12.2 and 14.4 percent. Equally, approximately 55,000 children are living in food insecure households.
Our Food Access committee works with our local partners to increase access to healthy food through food drives, gleaning, and community gardens. Our volunteers work with local organizations to provide healthy food choices to local families, including Arlington Food Assistance Center’s Plot Against Hunger program that provides fresh produce to families in the local community and Food for Others by collecting food donations at local farmers markets in Fairfax County. In addition, we also work with Britepaths and the Children’s Science Center to provide healthy food options to children to take home over the weekend.