LEF - Loudoun County Public Schools Backpack Coalition Program

LEF - Loudoun County Public Schools Backpack Coalition Program

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Thanks for letting us help out, It is nice to be able to help kids that need it
🙌 You guys do really amazing work & we are so thankful & lucky to have you in our backyard! Looking forward to a happy & prosperous 2019 in Loudoun County, together! Happy Holidays from our family to yours!🙌
Looking for opportunities for teenagers to volunteer. Do you have any events in the near future
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Admin. please delete if not allowed. I wanted to share this resource with you in case you know someone with a child without health insurance. HealthWork for Northern Virginia, a nonprofit Community HealthCenter serving Loudoun County and some of Fairfax County still has FREE appointments available for our Free School Physical Exams for children without health insurance. Our two centers, in Leesburg and Herndon, are offering one day to see children who are uninsured and will need a school physical examination to attend the coming school year. In Leesburg or Loudoun County schools: Friday, August 4, 2017. Grades: Pre-k to 5th grade. In Herndon or Fairfax County schools: Friday, July 28, 2017. Grades: Pre-k to 6th grade. Call to make an appointment. Call today and reserve your space! (703) 840 – 4699

Our program provides family-style meals to food-insecure students and their families to ensure they have enough to eat on the weekends.

This is the OFFICIAL FB page for the LEF - Loudoun County Public Schools Backpack Coalition Program. The LEF - LCPS Backpack Coalition Program is a District approved supplemental program to an existing school's program when funding/or food is not available. Under the guidance of the Office of Outreach, the LEF- LCPS Backpack Coalition Program will also provide start-up support for any school that is in need.

Mission: Loudoun County Public Schools began a new program called the LEF - LCPS Backpack Coalition in support of the existing school programs. Under the guidance of the Office of Outreach, LEF - LCPS is collaborating with 100WomenStrong, Loudoun Education Foundation, Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, and our partner, Palmercare Chiropractic to ensure no child goes hungry. The LEF - LCPS Backpack Coalition's goal is to ensure 100 percent of the families that need our support receive food the weekends and extended breaks, allowing children to focus on their studies instead of their growling bellies!

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VOLUNTEERS
This Monday's pack, Jan. 27th, is OPEN to walk-in volunteers 13 and over. Teens who need service hours, please bring your club forms for authorization. New participants need to complete a waiver, link below, and those under 18 require parent authorization.
https://tinyurl.com/y573kq7l
When: 6-8pm
Where: 448 S. King St. in Leesburg. In the rear, left of the Rite Aid building, up the wooden ramp and beyond the double door

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[01/17/20]   VOLUNTEERS- Monday, the 20th, is an OPEN pack.
6 pm

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VOLUNTEERS
This Monday's pack, Jan. 13th, is OPEN to walk-in volunteers 13 and over. Teens who need service hours, please bring your club forms for authorization. New participants need to complete a waiver and those under 18 require parent authorization.
https://tinyurl.com/y573kq7l
When: 6-8pm
Where: 448 S. King St. in Leesburg. In the rear, left of the Rite Aid building, up the wooden ramp and beyond the double doors.

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[01/06/20]   Tonight's pack, Monday the 6th, is a Closed event.
Next Monday is Open for walk-in volunteers

Love U More Foundation

Thank you to the Love U More Foundation for your continuing efforts to fight food insecurity and educate our community on the very real need here in Loudoun County!

Special thanks to Ladonna Armour.

“Never Doubt That a Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed Citizens Can Change the World; Indeed, It’s the Only Thing That Ever Has.” - Margaret Mead

We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and support for Love U More as we supported LEF - Loudoun County Public Schools Backpack Coalition Program and their mission to ensure no child in Loudoun County Public Schools goes hungry on weekends and extended breaks from school!

Thank you to the very talented Ladonna Armour for so perfectly capturing the purpose and success of our recent youth talent showcase.

(We do not own the rights to this song)

[12/16/19]   VOLUNTEERS:
Monday, 12/16, OPEN pack! Walk-in helpers welcome.
6 pm, 448 S. King St. Rear left of the Rite Aid building.

[12/07/19]   VOLUNTEERS-
Monday, the 9th, is an open pack. Walk-in volunteers welcome. 6-8 pm @ 448 S. King St. We're in the rear left of the Rite Aid building, up the wooden ramp.
New participants need to bring a completed waiver-
Https://tinyurl.com/y573kq7l

So grateful to be the beneficiary of the Love U More Foundation's inaugural event. A fabulous day showcasing talented children and community spirit! Thank you @loveumorefoundation
for supporting food-insecure students here in Loudoun County.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2197235293911513&id=2023473541287690

Today was AMAZING! We are incredibly grateful and humbled by the generosity of spirit!! So many people went above and beyond. Many many thanks to LEF - Loudoun County Public Schools Backpack Coalition Program, Washington Redskins, CJAPhotography, Infinity Arts Center, Mike Nelms, Trish Harrell, Cuong Van, Keneice Fassnacht, Romonda Jordan, Randy Jordan, Darryl Grant Fan Site, Tom Branthover and The Washington Redskins Alumni Association, Chick-fil-A Dulles Town Crossing, Rhythm and Arts Center of Virginia, LLC, i9 Sports, all of the volunteers, all of those who donated or contributed in any way and of course the very talented Manassas Park High School drum line for starting the show off with a bang, literally! The day and the event were perfect! Stay tuned for more pictures and videos! 💙

[11/30/19]   VOLUNTEERS-
This Monday, Dec. 2nd, is a closed packing event.

[11/23/19]   VOLUNTEERS-
HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
No packing this Monday, the 25th.

Great job RnR Cycles! Thank you for packing 800 meal bags and donating 203 lbs. of food to our program!

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VOLUNTEERS
This Monday, Nov. 18th, is OPEN to walk-in volunteers 13 and over. Teens who need service hours, please bring your club forms for authorization. New participants need to complete a waiver and those under 18 require parent authorization.
https://tinyurl.com/y573kq7l
When: 6-8pm
Where: 44 S. King St. in Leesburg. In the rear, left of the Rite Aid building, up the wooden ramp and beyond the double doors.

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rachaelrayshow.com

Indiana Students In Need Are Sent Home With Backpacks Of Unused Meals

So many doing so much to combat childhood food-insecurity.

https://www.rachaelrayshow.com/articles/food-rescue-group-sends-elementary-school-students-home-with-backpacks-full-of-unused

rachaelrayshow.com Indiana's Elkhart School District is working with Cultivate to help bridge the gap between potentially wasted food and the kids who need food the most.

Wonderful community members came together to pack meals from The Outreach Program for Backpack Coalition to use in our weekly meal bags. We are currently packing 1000 bags each week. Know that your effort is an investment in the future of food insecure children in LCPS.

Thank you to the BBFL and Rotary Club of Leesburg Virginia, Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness, Leesburg Daybreak Rotary, Ability Fitness Center, the Interact Club at Heritage High School Parents - Leesburg, VA and the VFW Auxiliary Post 1177.

*Special thanks to Mr. Rusciolelli for helping transport the boxes.

It was our distinct pleasure to gather with more than 50 volunteers from the Rotary Club of Leesburg, Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness, Interact Club of Heritage High School, Leesburg Daybreak Rotary Club, The Ashburn Rotary Club, Ability Fitness Center and VFW Post 1177 to assemble over 18,000 meals during a packing event organized by The Outreach Program. This event, held on November 9th, was so successful, we ran out of gloves and hairnets!

BBFL sponsored and partnered with the Rotary Club of Leesburg to purchase the meals and through everyone’s hard work we were able to pack 83 boxes, each containing 36 bags per box, totaling 3,000 bags, which equates to 18,000 meals.

These meals where then donated to the LEF - Loudoun County Public Schools Backpack Coalition Program and will supplement the backpacks that go home on the weekends, pivotal at any time of the year, but almost more so during the holiday season.

We are so gratified to be able to contribute in this way, and even more so to see that so many people are eager to help. Hunger is often an invisible stressor which can leave lasting emotional scars, and when there are so many people willing to step up and put muscle into the mission, we know our message is reaching you.

In attendance from BBFL was Dan Hampton, Rob Guerra, Lauren Boyle, Keith Korin, and Matt Burns.

Thanks again to all who came out to help. You are making a difference.

#BBFL #TheOutreachProgram #RotaryClubofLeesburg #LeesburgDaybreakRotaryClub, #AshburnRotaryClub #VFWPost1177 #AbilityFitnessCenter #BoulderCrestRetreat #LEF #becausehungerdoesnttaketheweekendoff #neighborshelpingneighbors #nomorechildhoodhunger

What a wonderful group! Grateful for the contributions to our program by Janelia Research Campus. Their charity team has packed and donated rice and bean meals to the program over the summer and they came out to pack last week's meal bags.

[11/10/19]   VOLUNTEERS: Calling any teens who need service hours! 3 or 4 needed today at 2 pm to help unload food donations.
Where: 448 S. King St. In the rear left of the Rite Aid building, up the wooden ramp.

[11/09/19]   Request for a few volunteers tomorrow, Sunday the 10th at 2 pm, to help unload 2 vehicles filled with donated food. Heavy lifting involved. Please leave a comment if you can come.
448 S. King St. in Leesburg. In the rear left of the Rite Aid building, up the wooden ramp.
Thank you.

[11/09/19]   Volunteers-
Monday, Nov. 11th, is a closed packing event.
We welcome Team Fast Lane Racing
RnR Cycles

[11/02/19]   VOLUNTEERS-
Monday, Nov. 4th is Open to walk-in volunteers.
6pm at 448 S. King St. Leesburg
Rear left of the Rite Aid building

Loudoun Education Foundation

This morning, the Backpack Buddies Foundation of Loudoun Inc. presented us with a $25,000 grant to sponsor Sully Elementary School through our LEF - Loudoun County Public Schools Backpack Coalition Program. Thank you so much for your generous gift to support our students and their families with weekend meals. We are grateful for your continued partnership!

Thank you to all of our volunteers this week, including ADK & Educators Rising from LCHS.

[10/25/19]   VOLUNTEERS-
Monday, Oct. 28th, is a CLOSED pack.
The following week, Nov. 4th will be open to walk-in volunteers.

D1 Sports & Athletics - Spartans Football did a fabulous job packing last week! Thanks for having a great attitude and working so hard to help your community!

[10/19/19]   VOLUNTEERS
Monday, Oct. 21st is an open pack.
Walk-in volunteers welcome.

[10/13/19]   VOLUNTEERS-
This Monday, the 14th, is a closed packing event.
Thank you.

msn.com

Teacher shares emotional moment a hungry student made her cry

https://www.msn.com/en-us/video/lifestyle/teacher-shares-emotional-moment-a-hungry-student-made-her-cry-in-front-of-her-classroom/vi-AAIxxKD?ocid=spartandhp

Food insecurity effects 1 in 5 children. A $5.00 donation provides a meal bag to a hungry child in LCPS. Your gift allows us to provide family meal bags to children to who would otherwise go without over the weekend. The Coalition provided 31,697 meal bags last school year, 2018/19.

Please be the difference to a hungry child here in Loudoun County by helping us break the weekend starvation cycle. Your generosity helps us feed, not only empty bellies but, growing minds.

https://loudouneducationfoundation.org/donate/
(Please specify Backpack Coalition)

msn.com A Tennessee teacher went viral after posting about a hungry student earlier this month, and now her kindness is spreading far beyond one classroom.

Thank you for packing Loudoun Inferno🔥Softball!

[10/07/19]   VOLUNTEERS-
Monday, Oct. 7th is Open to walk-in volunteers.
6pm at 448 S. King St. Leesburg
Rear left of the Rite Aid building

Our program has benefitted greatly from the wonderful work done by these hunger heroes!
Congratulations Generosity::Feeds on this milestone!

https://www.facebook.com/300442026716360/posts/2469595766467631/

🎉3 MILLION MEALS🎉
Since our beginning in 2011, we have created 3 Million meals alongside of our amazing Hunger Heroes! We couldn't do this without you🧡

[09/28/19]   VOLUNTEERS
This Monday pack, Sept. 30th, is a closed event.
We're excited to have Loudoun Inferno Softball packing this week!

Tata Communications US joined the Coalition this past week to pack meal bags for the 3rd year in a row. Thank you for your continued support of our mission!
@tata_comm
#DRIVE2019

[09/23/19]   Thank you to the members of the Potomac Crossing Ward Ashburn Virginia Stake - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints for your food drive donation of 524 lbs. of food!
Your hard work will help feed hundreds of families here in Loudoun County.

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Volunteers:
Monday, Sept. 23rd is an open pack. Walk-in volunteers welcome.
6 pm @ 448 S. King St. Leesburg. We are in the rear left of the Rite Aid building, up the wooden ramp.
A waiver is required for participation.
Link to waiver:
https://tinyurl.com/y573kq7l

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[09/16/19]   VOLUNTEERS: Today's pack, Sept. 16th, is a CLOSED event.

September is Hunger Action Month and today, HUNGER ACTION DAY!
Food insecurity affects our community every day. The Coalition provided 31,697 meal bags last school year to ensure children would have food to sustain them through the weekends. Please donate! $5 provides a meal bag with provisions designed to stop the weekend starvation cycle by filling empty bellies and fueling growing minds!

loudouneducationfoundation.org/donate/

[09/09/19]   VOLUNTEERS
Our 1st pack of the school year is tonight, Monday 9/9 at 6 pm!
Walk-in volunteers are welcomed.
Participation waiver is required. Link can be found at the top of this page or provided at the warehouse.
448 S. King St. Leasburg, VA. We are in the rear left of the Rite Aid building, up the wooden ramp.

voanews.com

Successful US Company Gives Back by Running a Community Farm

JK Moving Services in partnership with Loudoun Hunger Relief are making a huge difference in the lives of Loudoun County residents by serving the food insecure and building a community that cares.
Congratulations on the JK Community Farm and it's success!
JK Moving Services also helps the Backpack Coalition by generously warehousing food donations when we can't fit them in our packing site. Thank you!

voanews.com Field trips to the JK Community Farm in Purcellville, Virginia, help children understand where food comes from. The hands-on approach of this educational program allows visiting children to participate in the farming process, starting from planting seeds inside a greenhouse, transplanting them into....

Thank you to Volkswagen Group of America for donating 800 pounds of food to our program here in Virginia. Your continued support of our program makes a difference in the lives of food insecure children.

Volkswagen Group of America and Generosity::Feeds Helping to feed growing minds!

https://www.facebook.com/300442026716360/posts/2381218208638721/?substory_index=0

We're Celebrating @VW Volkswagen for hosting Generosity Feeds during their Summer of Service 2019. 724 employees at locations in VA, TN, TX, AZ, MI, OR, and CA created 52,554 meals to #stophungerstarthope for children struggling with hunger!

loudountimes.com

Free summer meals program for students kicks off in Sterling

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10157212233308788&id=16779603787

loudountimes.com The first day of summer vacation kicked off with an initiative to promote Loudoun's free Summer Food Service Program at Sterling Public Library.

Our last week of meal bags were packed by 8th graders from Eagle Ridge Middle School for their day of service.
Thank you!
All the best to you in high school!

[05/27/19]   Volunteers-
Tonight is the last night to pack meal bags until next school year. Walk-in volunteers are welcome at 6 pm.

VOLUNTEERS - Meal Bag Packing
Only 2 more opportunities to earn service hours!

This Monday and next, the 20th and the 27th, are open to walk-in volunteers.
Join us at 6pm @ 448 S. King St. (The rear left of the Rite Aid building, up the wooden ramp.) For service hours, please bring authorization forms. A signed waiver is required for all participants, provided at the warehouse, and a parent's signature is required for those under 18 years of age.

Thank you to Kids For Causes NoVa for all of your hard work and enthusiasm while packing this week's meal bags!

[05/12/19]   Volunteers: Monday, May 13th's pack is a closed event.

[05/06/19]   VOLUNTEERS
Tonight, the 6th, is open to walk-in volunteers. Join us at 6pm @ 448 S. King St. (The rear left of the Rite Aid building, up the wooden ramp.) For service hours, please bring authorization forms. A signed waiver is required for all participants, provided at the warehouse, and a parent's signature is required for those under 18 years of age.

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