Editor: Last month, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, the Leesburg Town Council, and the Purcellville Town Council all declared May as “Hunger Awareness Month,” helping to shed light on the fact that although Loudoun has repeatedly earned the distinction of “wealthiest county,” approximately 4.7 percent of our population is food insecure.
Now in its fifth year, the “Love Your Neighbor Feed Your Neighbor” campaign brought together various religious and secular groups around Loudoun County with the single goal of helping those suffering from food insecurity. Through the efforts of more than 30 faith communities and our local governments, we raised 51,000 pounds of food for six regional food pantries in the county.
We want to express our deep appreciation, not only to our faith community partners, the local governments, and the food pantries for their overwhelming support of the initiative—but also to the residents of Loudoun County who continue to help their friends and neighbors and truly care for “the least of these.”
Erika Huddleston, Community Church – Ashburn
Rebecca Makowski, Galilee Church – Sterling
Love Your Neighbor, Feed Your Neighbor 2016 Co-Chairs