It’s hard to believe that right here in Fairfax County about 60,000 people may or may not eat today and approximately 28,000 are children. It is sad, but true. At times, we take for granted being able to run to the grocery store to pick up what we need to fix school lunches for the kids or ingredients to cook dinner for the family. We may not think twice about inserting the chip into the credit card reader at checkout, but for many families right here in our community this may not be the case. They are often filled with great anxiety as to how they will be able to afford to feed their family; to provide meals for their growing children. The struggle is real. If you have often thought about ways you can help your neighbors in need and wanted to make a difference, here is an opportunity to do just that! Join Britepaths and Lorton Community Action Center at the 2017 Complete the Circle FOODRaiser event as they raise awareness and collect food donations and gift cards for those who go hungry in Fairfax County.
Date: Sunday, October 29, 2017
Time: 1:00pm to 2:30pm
Location: Fairfax High School, 3501 Rebel Run, Fairfax, VA 22030
This is a fun, family-friendly event. You will be part of an Art For The Sky “living picture” photographed from high above by internationally renowned artist Daniel Dancer. Food items and grocery gift card donations volunteers bring that day will surround the picture and Complete the Circle of giving and sharing. There will be live music by the band Cancer Can Rock.
Youth groups, companies, community organizations and faith communities can bring Teams to this event. Individuals and families are also welcome. This is a fun service project for all ages! Everyone who attends the event is a volunteer, and eligible for community service credit.
For more details and to register for this event, please visit http://www.CompletetheCircleFx.org/
Here is a video of last year’s event. A great example of the community coming together to support a great cause! (video credit: Britepaths).