World Central Kitchen Feds Hundreds In Mount Zephyr

On Thursday, April 16, the Rising Hope United Methodist Church set up camp with the World Central Kitchen to feed hundreds of people in the Mount Zephyr area. The recipe that really hit the spot was Chef José Andrés’ recipe which was a combination of meat, corn, rice, and spices. Pastor Keary Kincannon said, “We gave out 300 meals in 30 minutes. It was a wonderful dish. They got to take what they needed.” Continue reading

SLHS PTSA Food Pantry Distributes Food In Herndon And Reston

South Lakes High School in Reston has been shuttered due to COVID-19 but the school’s PTSA (Parent Teacher Student Association) Food Pantry kept on working. The school’s Principal Kim Retzer said, “Since the start of all of this, Food Pantry organizers have been planning how they can continue to support our community while adhering to health department guidelines for social distancing. The dedication of the volunteers, significantly limited for safety reasons, is nothing short of amazing. They tapped into the kindness of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Herndon to continue their amazing work of getting food to needy families.” Continue reading

Food for Neighbors Transforms Virtual Red Bags Into Real Food In Herndon

Food for Neighbors weekend grab and go bag distribution for middle and high school students in Fairfax County Public Schools’ Herndon Pyramid was assisted by the staff members from Herndon High School. Students or their parents waited in front of Hutchison Elementary School in Herndon and watched staff unload bin after bin of food in Ziploc bags. Organizers had overlapped distribution location and time with that of Fairfax County Public Schools’ free meal service. Continue reading

A Little About Taste Of Reston

Taste of Reston, produced by the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce, is the largest outdoor food festival in the area. It has been voted “Northern Virginia’s Best Food Festival” by Virginia Living magazine since 2012. Join the Reston Town Center for two days of restaurants and community vendors, four stages of live entertainment, the Family Fun Zone, and the Wine ‘n Dine area. Continue reading

Britepaths And BRAWS Helps Women In The Local Community

BRAWS (Bringing Resources to Aid Women’s Shelters) and Britepaths hosted a community event enabling women to “shop” for bras and underwear for themselves and their children. Britepaths provides local, low-income residents with emergency assistance, food, financial-literacy programs, workforce skills, and one-on-one mentoring while BRAWS is a Fairfax-based nonprofit that provides women and girls living in shelters with new, personally fitted undergarments and menstrual supplies. Continue reading

Restaurants In Mount Vernon Are Adapting To COVID-19 Outbreak

Primo’s Family Restaurant, similar to most of the restaurants in the Mount Vernon area, has put out a sign on their door that says order out only. Primo’s has also started offering delivery as well starting the day after St. Patrick’s Day. Primo’s Family Restaurant in the Belle View Shopping Center has no previous experience of this new venture, but desperate times require desperate measures. They have assigned to the wait staff who had some free time since no one was coming in to dine anymore. Continue reading