Childhood Hunger in Fairfax County, Virginia
Fairfax County has the second highest median income in the nation, yet 7.1% (about 76,000 people) of all residents are still food insecure. The figure increases when exclusively looking at children under the age of 18, with 12% being food insecure. This means that these children lack access to nutritious food needed for proper growth and development.
In the 2013-2014 school year, Fairfax County Public Schools reported that 51,968 students were eligible for free and reduced lunch. During the summer months when children are out of school, they are at risk of missing meals and going without the food they need to grow, play, and feel secure .
Program Details/ Volunteering
FOCUS will be operating a one-week, morning and afternoon summer camp this August in Falls Church. We will provide food and activities for children of the neighborhood. We need volunteers for serving food, leading activities and games, and supervision.
With your help, we will provide meals to 500 kids in one week! At least 15 volunteers are needed each day to make this program a success, which means it’s the perfect chance to bring a friend! This opportunity is perfect for a meaningful family activity, students looking for volunteer hours, or just a simple way to positively impact the community.
Background clearances will be required to work with children.
To volunteer in Falls Church, please click here.
Meal Sites and Times
St. Mary Orthodox Church
7223 Roosevelt Ave. Falls Church, VA 22402
August 1-August 5
Lauren Cooper– Program Coordinator