Herndon High senior Hannah Overton sorts food for delivery to area schools. Hannah is one of the many, reliable teen volunteers who have helped to make Food For Neighbors a success.
Photo by Kristina Alcorn
On Saturday, Jan. 6, Food For Neighbors kicked off 2018 with another food collection event in support of students at multiple area middle and high schools. Volunteers by the dozens endured the below freezing weather to collect, sort, and distribute food with enthusiasm, fueled by hot coffee, donuts, and kind surprises.
One of many dedicated drivers was delighted to discover an unexpected note in a red food donation bag she collected during the early morning hours. “Thank you for braving the cold to pick up all the food this AM,” it read. “We appreciate all the hard work that goes into making ‘Food For Neighbors’ a success!”
Food For Neighbors founder Karen Joseph said, “I appreciate the many contributions of the volunteers. As a result of their hard work, 2017 was an incredible year of growth for the nonprofit, which now provides food to eight different schools and is fielding additional requests for support.”
To find out how you can help this local charity, visit www.foodforneighbors.org/get-involved/.