Journey Church In Springfield Held Drive-Thru Food Distribution

The Journey Church in eastern Springfield held “Drive-Thru Food Distribution,” on Thursday, June 25 organized by Supervisor Rodney Lusk’s (D-Lee). The traffic backed up on Franconia Road was a sign that residents in this part of Fairfax County were feeling the strain of the coronavirus pandemic.

County groups volunteered to hand out food in the Journey Church parking lot last week

As per Springfield Connection, “The word about the food distribution event was pushed out to central Springfield in the 22150 zip code, which Lusk said was the hardest hit in Fairfax County, particularly the Hispanic and minority populations in that part of the county. This was the sixth food distribution event his office has taken part in. Three were in the South County area, and they’ve served 7,500 families.”

According to Springfield Connection, “The day of the event started out with a special session in the morning aimed at stocking up the area’s non-profits, and about one-third of the food was given to various local organizations. “Their resources were also stretched tight,” said Kathleen Ambroso who was there with the church. “So many people are out of work,” she added. Local area food pantries continue to face up to an 800 percent increase in demand for food, Lusk’s office reported. Ambroso did say that another event was possible sometime later in the summer, but they need to work with.”

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Maryam N. is a Senior Writer at Nesbitt Realty. She is an expert on Fairfax County. Maryam has also worked previously as a geologist. She is a foodie and enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants.