Dulles South Food Pantry co-founder Charlene Jones was recognized with a ceremonial resolution from the county Board of Supervisors on Feb. 21.
Jones recently stepped down as the nonprofit’s executive director after five years.
“It was really her determination that got the Dulles South Food Pantry off the ground,” said Supervisor Matthew F. Letourneau (R-Dulles).
According to the county resolution, during her time there, Jones helped raise $358,000 and more than 1.1 million pounds of food for 5,200 families in the area.
“Ms. Jones served as the heart of the pantry’s mission and built a team of leaders and volunteers to carry out the mission of the food pantry into the future,” the resolution reads.
“The Dulles South Food Pantry has never been about one person,” Jones said. “It’s always been a team effort, and a lot of the people up here have been really important part of the team, and it’s about getting our whole community to look out for our neighbors and to look out for each other.”