Chantilly Day also includes a food drive for Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM). This Chantilly-based, nonprofit provides food, clothing and emergency financial aid to local families people in need.
But it needs help restocking its food pantry to gear up for summer when the need is greatest. That’s when many children who depend on free and reduced-priced breakfasts and lunches in school no longer have food to eat.
So people attending Chantilly Day are asked to bring with them nonperishable food to donate to WFCM. For each food item they contribute, they’ll receive a raffle ticket for prizes, so those bringing the most items to the table outside the Kmart entrance will have the best chance to win. Both food and personal-care items may be dropped off there from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Some of the most needed items are:
- Canned meat: chicken, beef, salmon, spam, sausages
- Peanut butter and jelly
- Cereal and oatmeal
- Pancake mix and syrup
- Canned fruit: peaches, pears, mixed fruit, mandarin oranges
- Vegetables: corn, carrots, peas, mixed vegetables, etc.
- Rice, 2 lb. bag, or seasoned boxed rice
- Hamburger Helper or macaroni and cheese
- Pasta and pasta sauce
- Canned ravioli
- Sugar, flour, and oil
- Fruit juice
- Toilet paper
For more information, contact Jennie Bush at firstname.lastname@example.org.