A snap shot of hunger in our area
Low income residents struggle to feed their families a nutritious and sufficient amount of food. Households under economic stress experience a higher likelihood of periodic food insecurity and make choices on how to budget their limited resources.
– Over 44,000 in the Fairfax/ Falls Church Area receive SNAP (food stamps)
– Over a quarter of the students that are enrolled in Fairfax county schools are eligible for free or reduced lunch
– 62,000 residents of Fairfax/ Falls Church area live below poverty.
–86,000 residents of Fairfax/ Falls Church are living at poverty conditions
Since 1999, FAITH has provided crucial food assistance to low-income families in Northern Virginia through the following avenues:
The Food Pantry
Located in the basement of the FAITH Office, food items are distributed through the Emergency and Monthly Food Programs.
This program serves individuals that are food unstable and are unable to provide groceries for their families. Clients that are accepted into the program receive groceries once every 3 months. This grocery list includes: • Rice and Oil • Salt and Sugar • Laundry Detergent • Canned goods • Fresh produce from a local farmer’s market
The Qurbani Program
In celebration of Eid-Al-Adha, one of the most expensive food items of meat is donated to those in need.