Loudoun Hunger Relief received donations of nearly 7,000 pounds of food from two neighborhood collection efforts.
Ashburn Cares collected more than 6,000 pounds of food, double the amount the community organization collected last spring. Ashburn Cares is a group of nearly 100 friends and neighbors who have come together to fight food insecurity.
Inspired by the Ashburn efforts, a group of neighbors in Sterling has formed Sterling Cares. The Sterling Cares group collected 700 pounds of food in its first effort.
“We are so grateful to our Ashburn and Sterling neighbors, who together provided nearly 7000 pounds of food for our neighbors in need,” Ashburn Cares organizer Ken Courter said.
The food drive in Sterling took place over the course of two weeks, and was associated with the Sterling Health and Wellness Fair held at the Sterling Community Center on April 29. The Ashburn food drive was the weekend of May 6 and 7, with collection boxes at more than 20 locations throughout Ashburn.
For more information on LHR, go to loudounhunger.org.