For the last three years, the Loudoun Chamber has been advocating for more housing affordability in parallel with Loudoun’s 2019 Comprehensive Plan review process. This has become challenging because for years, decades even, the term “workforce housing” is stigmatized as ADU programs and other government subsidized solutions for housing affordability. This short-sighted language and under-funded programs have backed Loudoun’s residents and employees in a corner. Progress is being made, but Loudoun still has a long way to go. Continue reading “LHR Partner Corner: Pointing Fingers in Loudoun’s Housing Crisis”
Month: June 2019
Around the Pantry and Behind the Scenes: Annual Inventory
Fiscal transparency, best audit practices and a good (late) spring cleaning meet each year in our Annual Physical Inventory count. Just like a retailer, we are required to account for the inventory of food we have on hand. Those who have been to the pantry know Continue reading “Around the Pantry and Behind the Scenes: Annual Inventory”
What We Need Wednesday 6/26/19
It’s tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, canned fruit, and individual fruit in juice or applesauce this week!
Volunteering at LHR: Our Good Bad Problem
For those who are trying to volunteer at Loudoun Hunger Relief, we’re sure you’ve noticed that we have a “good bad” problem. We have so many people who want to volunteer that our current shifts and opportunities can’t accommodate everyone. And it’s frustrating for you and for us! Continue reading “Volunteering at LHR: Our Good Bad Problem”
LHR Partner Corner: Loudoun Free Clinic
Last winter, Karen was having problems swallowing. By April, having lost 40 pounds and no longer able to swallow, she walked into an emergency room. The diagnosis – cancer. A malignant tumor was pressing on her esophagus. She was hospitalized and a surgeon inserted a stent to open her esophagus. She was discharged by hospital and was told she needed follow-up care and a treatment plan for her cancer. Continue reading “LHR Partner Corner: Loudoun Free Clinic”
In Season at LHR: It IS Easy Being Green….
This week at LHR, thanks to our partners like JK Community Farm and Great Country Farms, we have lots and lots of lovely greens! Chard is pictured, but we have kale, and many lettuces as well. Thank you to all our donating partners for this good food.
Produce Storage Goes Chill
A quick video to show off our new produce chill container! With thanks to the Dominion Foundation for the funding and Southern Electric for their in-kind donation!
LHR Partner Corner: Crossroads Jobs
Crossroads Jobs provides free job placement assistance to unemployed and underemployed individuals in and around Loudoun County. The more than 350 placements so far include individuals whose stories reflect the diversity and needs of Loudoun County: victims of domestic abuse, the homeless, returning citizens, individuals with disabilities, the young, the older and everyone in between. We believe everyone has something to offer and many simply need a coach and cheerleader to put together a plan aimed toward success. Continue reading “LHR Partner Corner: Crossroads Jobs”
LHR Partner Corner: Rachel Roberts, “Flower Lady”
Rachel Roberts, our Flower Lady, graciously agreed to do a little more volunteer work and write our first LHR Partner Corner post for us. Thank you Rachel!
When Trish asked me to write the first blog for Loudoun Hunger Relief, I didn’t know whether to feel honored or challenged. As a result, it’s a little of both!
Loudoun Hunger Relief (LHR) means so much to me. Continue reading “LHR Partner Corner: Rachel Roberts, “Flower Lady””
#Neighbors@LHR Series-The Hudes Family’s Volunteer Decade
#Neighbors@LHR is a series highlighting how Loudouners from all walks of life come together at LHR.
Today, we’re talking to Kathie Hudes. The Hudes family recently recieved our Shining Star Award.* Continue reading “#Neighbors@LHR Series-The Hudes Family’s Volunteer Decade”