Our non-profit partner Loudoun Veg provides a six week cooking class series at the pantry, complete with take-home crock pots.
Through a “Veggie RX” partnership with HealthWorks Northern Virginia, the Loudoun Pediatric Obesity Coalition, and a grant a from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, we have procured a dedicated walk-in refrigerator for produce, increasing our ability to accept and distribute fresh items.
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In partnership with Feed Loudoun-Plant a Row, Loudoun Homegrown Markets Cooperative and backyard gardeners throughout Loudoun, produce is being donated from farms, gardens and farmers markets.
In partnership with Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers, LHR provides grocery deliveries to more than 50 homebound seniors and disabled persons in Loudoun twice each month.
This summer (2016), we piloted a program to deliver healthy, fresh breakfasts to children in at-risk neighborhoods. Over 600 breakfasts were served!
In partnership with our non-profit partner Five Stones Institute, and Loudoun Veg, we offer stress reduction, yoga for relaxation, and mindfulness classes.
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In partnership with the Town of Leesburg ROCK program, and the Loudoun County Homework Club, healthy snacks are provided to children after school. The snacks come from the Loudoun County Public Schools Food Recovery Program.
We partner with the Backpack Coalition and Loudoun County Public Schools to provide food to children on the weekends.
As Loudoun’s largest pantry, we regularly provide food supplies and support to three other smaller pantries in Loudoun, the Loudoun Emergency Homeless Shelter, the Loudoun Country Drop-In Shelter, the Transitional Housing Program, and the Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter. We also provide emergency food and baby supply packs to the Town of Leesburg Police Department and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department, who are often first on the scene in a crisis.