Food for Those Who Need It

March 6, 2013

bag of groceries for food pantryWe’ve opened a food pantry providing groceries twice a month to those who need them. You do not have to be a member of Highview to come for food.  Please use the lower entrance at Highview at the times scheduled below. (Please note that the schedule is being tested, so check back here to confirm).

2nd Saturday of every month: 10 am – 2 pm

4th Thursday of every month: 4 pm – 8 pm

This pantry was opened in partnership with Harvest House Community Development Corporation, based in Baltimore.  The inspiring leaders of Harvest House supply our pantry with non-perishables they collect from food banks and private donors as well as with fresh produce that is hand-picked by volunteers at a farm in Pennsylvania. 

Harvest House co-founders

You can help
We need volunteers to staff the pantry on the scheduled days and to pack bags of food the night before. Please contact brother Tony Walker to sign up for your shift. We also need help getting the word out to the community that food is available. You may contribute non-perishable food at any time by leaving it in the donation box just inside our lower lobby door.

Special volunteer opportunity at Orioles games
In April and May Harvest House needs ten volunteers to staff a fundraising concession stand at each of seven Baltimore Orioles games. Take your teens to sell hot dogs for the hungry while enjoying the energy of the game. Check here for a schedule of mandatory training sessions in March or April.

Harvest House co-founder Harold Stewart delivers food to Highview volunteers

Volunteers harvest corn from an all-charity farm in Pennsylvania

Highview volunteers sort and bag food the night before a scheduled pantry opening

Highview volunteers serve with love.

Additional Resources

Here is a pdf map to other helpful Community Based Organizations in Fairfax:
http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ncs/csp/links/cbo_map_20120208_lettersize.pdf
You may also want to check out this comprehensive list of human services organizations and services in Fairfax Count: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/hsrg/