Ashburn Cares Plans Food Drive

Loudoun Hunger Relief will be the beneficiary of food and fundraising efforts from the grassroots group Ashburn Cares. Ashburn Cares will run a drive on Sunday, May 7, with food drop-off locations in neighborhoods throughout Ashburn.

Ashburn Cares is a group of nearly 100 friends and neighbors who have come together to fight food insecurity in Loudoun County with a food and fund drive to benefit the food pantry. The first drive last year gathered more than 3,000 pounds of food and raised more than $20,000.

“We were blown away by the success of the May 2016 effort, and we’re excited to repeat it,” Ashburn Cares organizer-in-chief Ken Courter said. “We are so pleased to be a part of alleviating food insecurity in Loudoun County. We are fortunate to be in a position to help our neighbors.”

Loudoun Hunger Relief Executive Director Jennifer Montgomery said she’s grateful for the work of Ashburn Cares’ volunteers. “The results of their efforts in May 2016 helped us ensure the success of our summer feeding program for at-risk children, and we look forward to having their help again as summer approaches. We are honored to be the bridge between Ashburn Cares and our neighbors in need.”

Questions about the drive, food collection locations and times should be directed to Courter at ken@kencourter.com. Checks can be made out to Loudoun Hunger Relief with “Ashburn Cares” in the memo section and mailed to Loudoun Hunger Relief, 750 Miller Drive Ste. A-1, Leesburg, VA 20175. Credit card donations can be made online at loudounhunger.org/donate-now with “Ashburn Cares” in the dedication.

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