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Loudoun Hunger Relief Executive Director Honored with Nonprofit Executive Leader of the Year Award

We are beyond proud of our Executive Director, Jennifer Montgomery, who took home the 2020 Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Nonprofit Executive Leadership Award.

Jennifer, a Loudoun County native, leads every day from the head and the heart, with the best interest of our community at the center of all she does. Her career and life journey illustrate her core beliefs in the dignity of all human beings, and the power of community. Continue reading “Loudoun Hunger Relief Executive Director Honored with Nonprofit Executive Leader of the Year Award”

2020 Foresight! Microsoft in action at Loudoun Hunger Relief, #Neighbors@LHR

What a start to 2020! The play on words is a little tired by mid-January, but we’ll go with it anyway.  A corporation with a vision for thriving communities has embraced Loudoun Hunger Relief’s vision for a community in which everyone has access to adequate, nutritious food. We see only good things to come. Continue reading “2020 Foresight! Microsoft in action at Loudoun Hunger Relief, #Neighbors@LHR”

Happy First Monday of a New Decade!

It’s the first Monday of 2020, and we are so glad to be starting the new year well. Today, truckloads of donations came in from some of our 23 grocery store partners in Loudoun. Today, more than a dozen volunteers drove, sorted, stocked, served our families and answered phones. Today, the shelves are full and the refrigerators and freezers are stocked. Continue reading “Happy First Monday of a New Decade!”

It’s the most wonderful time of the year

As 2019 draws to a close, Loudoun Hunger Relief is so grateful. For nearly 30 years, we have been the conduit between generous people in our wonderful Loudoun community and our neighbors in need of help.

We learn something every day about the limitless goodness of people. Our donors provide for those in need–those they do not even know–with open hearts. Our volunteers provide hands-on service with humble hearts and gentleness.  At LHR, we have the privilege of seeing all that generosity act in the lives of those we serve.

We hear about the family who has lost everything and is rebuilding. We hear about tragic accidents, desperate illnesses, job losses, bad luck, and everything in between. But we also see the striving, the effort to make better lives for treasured children, the hard work and the gratitude.

LHR is grateful to everyone who walks in our door, whether to give or to receive. And we wish everyone the joys of this season, and the best of the new year.

 

We’re Rolling! Ribbon Cutting for Mobile Market Tomorrow, 10/30/19 at 4pm

Major Funders:
The Claude Moore Charitable Foundation
Dulles Greenway Drive for Charity
Funded in part by Department of Housing and Urban Development Community Development Block Grant funds administered by the Loudoun County Department of Family Services.
100WomenStrong
Sterling Women Giving Circle
Individual, Family and Corporate Donors from our generous community–Donors like you!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? Here’s how to get in the spirit

Wait, What????? But it’s true. Thanksgiving is coming in a little over a month from now, and Loudoun Hunger is getting ready.

Our Thanksgiving Dinner Bag project is a wonderful way for small groups, families and individuals to provide food in a very personal way to a family in need. Follow this link for all the details on how to participate.

2019 Thanksgiving Flyer

The Big Green Produce Machine

Last summer, Loudoun Hunger had a dream. We had expanded our produce program to accept more and more from our grocery store partners, our farmer’s markets, and our farm partners. We had such healthy abundance! We were able to supply fresh produce directly to the families we serve in the pantry, PLUS we were networking with partners in the Loudoun Food Providers Network and other partner direct service agencies to get produce in the hands of families in Loudoun who don’t or can’t come to the pantry.The program was great, but needed to be better. We had a dream of an expanded partner distribution program that could reach even more people in need. We needed WAY more temperature controlled produce storage space, and we needed bins and containers specifically designed to transport various types of produce, particularly delicate tomatoes. Continue reading “The Big Green Produce Machine”