Five years ago, longtime Loudoun Hunger Relief volunteer Rachel Roberts wanted to come up with creative ways to raise money for the food pantry, so she rolled up her sleeves and planted a large flower garden in her backyard.
Now, every spring through fall, she grows, arranges and sells the flowers in front of her home at 307 Edwards Ferry Road, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Loudoun Hunger Relief. So far this year, she’s raised $13,500 bringing her total since she started the project to $49,000. She’ll continue the sales until the first frost. Stop by, grab a bouquet, and donate to help feed Loudoun’s neighbors in need.