SWAP is Coming to LHR!

Loudoun Hunger Relief will soon be introducing SWAP – Supporting Wellness at Pantries is a way to help maximize the nutrition of the food we provide to the families we serve.  It uses a GREEN-YELLOW-RED system to rank foods that are either lower or higher in fat, sodium, and added sugar. The goal of this new system is to enable individuals to make choices that are best fit for them and their families. Stay tuned for more details in the coming months for how SWAP will impact LHR’s services and how this will look within our organization.

CLICK HERE for some quick facts on SWAP.

CLICK HERE for more research behind SWAP.

Hunger Action Month is Underway – Here’s How You Can Learn About the Effects of Hunger!

38 million people face hunger in the U.S. — including more than 12 million children. Did you know that there are around 16,000 people in Loudoun County who struggle with food insecurity, with 49% of these residents ineligible for federal nutrition programs such as SNAP? We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to learn and understand how hunger affects our community.

 

Take a look at a few links from Feeding America to learn more about food insecurity across the US and in Loudoun County:

https://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america

https://www.feedingamerica.org/research/hunger-and-health-research

https://map.feedingamerica.org/county/2020/overall/virginia/county/loudoun

 

September is Hunger Action Month! – Here is LHR’s Activity Calendar

September is Hunger Action Month! There are many ways to support those in need of food in our community all year long, but in September, we ask your help in special ways. Check out our calendar for a weekly list of activities you can complete to take ACTION. From reading blog posts and following us on social media to starting a food drive with your family, there’s a way to get involved for everyone of every age.

 

Download the calendar PDF here