30 for 30 September Challenge!

It’s Hunger Action Month, and Loudoun Hunger Relief has an action challenge to meet! Your donations can be matched dollar for dollar for the first year of your monthly gifts!

We’re recruiting 30 new monthly donors at $30 or more per month in honor of the 30 days in Hunger Action Month, and in honor of Loudoun Hunger’s upcoming 30th Anniversary of service to the Loudoun community.

The first 30 new monthly donors to sign up in September 2021 will have their donations matched for 12 months by one of our current generous donors!

It’s the perfect time to support those in need of food in our community, and have your dollars go twice as far.

Just go to loudounhunger.org/donate-now, choose your $30 or higher monthly donation, and choose the monthly option.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ACTION!

LHR at Sugarland Elementary–Mobile Market Service Beyond Food


Loudoun Hunger Relief launched its Mobile Market service to the Sterling Park neighborhood of Loudoun County in the fall of 2019. The Mobile Market was originally designed to provide the same groceries as a visit to our Leesburg pantry, but to serve our neighbors right in their own neighborhood. When the COVID shutdown hit in spring of 2020, need for our Mobile Market service expanded rapidly. LHR mobilized to meet that need and more. Since April 2020, we have been rolling our Mobile Market service to Sterling Park and Sugarland neighborhoods in eastern Loudoun on a weekly basis, as well as providing service to Purcellville twice a month. The Mobile Market was providing weekly groceries to nearly 500 families a week at the peak of the pandemic in neighborhoods worst hit by pandemic related job-loss and stress. Continue reading “LHR at Sugarland Elementary–Mobile Market Service Beyond Food”

The Helpers, The Doers and the Pot Throwers & Decorators

It’s 2020, so we don’t have to explain why the Loudoun Empty Bowls event was completely different this year. Instead of a celebratory end of summer night out at the lovely Stone Tower Winery with friends and family, we had a two night drive through bowl pick up.

There were hundreds of air hugs, and lots of quick catching up among people who haven’t seen one another in a long six months.  Puffy clouds floated through a sky dimmed by smoke from far away fires, making for a spectacular sunset tinged with all the worry, grief, and angst of 2020. People were glad to come to the mountain to give help to those in need, and gather up a bit of hope for themselves.

Beauty in the midst of this very difficult year is very welcome. Here are a few photos of the loveliness that is Loudoun Empty Bowls. Let’s hope for a return to gathering and shared community next year. In the meantime, we’re grateful for the helpers, the doers, the pot throwers and decorators who contribute to Loudoun Empty Bowls and the effort to feed those in need.