Food For Thought

Loudoun Interfaith Relief's News & Events ~ December 2014

The Season of Giving

It's that time of year when people are of good cheer and there are lots of events happening! We're fortunate to have many great things taking place to benefit LIR and the folks we serve! Hope you can join us for some fun! See below for all the events happening in December! Happy Holidays!

Dulles Greenway Collects Food Dec 10th - 11th - Cash Lanes Only

Wednesday, Dec. 10th, 6:30-9:30am

Dulles Greenway Main Toll Plaza

The Dulles Greenway will host a canned food drive for Loudoun Interfaith Relief on December 10 and 11, 2014 at the Main Toll Plaza. Canned food will be collected in the cash lanes only from 6:30-9:30am (eastbound) and 3:30-6:30pm (westbound) on those two days only. Customers are encouraged to bring one canned item to donate from the driver’s side window before they pay their toll. Dulles Greenway staff will be at the toll booths collecting the food.

LIR Named Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce 2014 Nonprofit of The Year!

Loudoun Interfaith Relief was named The Loudoun Chamber of Commerce's 2014 Nonprofit of The Year. Congratulations to the other finalists and winners!

Helping Those In Need

As we enter this season of giving, please take a moment and think of your neighbors who are less fortunate. We wish we could say that this is our greatest time of need, but truthfully, hunger doesn't take a holiday or vacation - it's constant. We all seek the day when nobody is hungry, no child goes to bed with an empty stomach, no family wonders where their next meal is coming from. Until that day you and LIR will be there for them. Give to a family in need.

Wegman's Care About Hunger Event

Wednesday, Oct. 15th, 12am to Sunday, Dec. 14th, 12am

101 Crosstrail Blvd

Leesburg, VA

Wegmans Leesburg and Dulles Stores are supporting LIR during the holiday season with their Care about Hunger Drive!

Wegmans has been supporting LIR for 10 years in Loudoun County!

When you check out, you can choose to donate $1, $5, $10 or any amount you choose to LIR. Be sure to ask your cashier to help you donate!

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Loudoun Pet Pantry

Dogs and Cats need your help! The Loudoun Pet Pantry accepts donations of all brands of dog and cat food. Volunteers create kits which will be distributed to families in need. Those interested in contributing are asked to donate bags of dry food between 3 and 10 lbs. The Loudoun Pet Pantry is a partnership between Loudoun County Animal Services, The Humane Society of Loudoun and LIR.

Gift Wrapping at Village at Leesburg Shopping Center (Sat/Sun)

Saturday, Dec. 6th, 11am-7pm

1602 Village Market Blvd SE

Leesburg, VA

Loudoun Interfaith Relief volunteers will be wrapping gifts at the Village of Leesburg's community room (right next to Swoon, across from AT&T) on Dec. 6th from 11AM - 7PM and Dec. 7th from 12PM - 5PM. The wrapping is free, but a cash donation or food donation is encouraged.

Great News for Loudoun Interfaith Relief!

LIR has a lot to be thankful for during this holiday season! In addition to the overwhelming community support we received for Thanksgiving, we also got two fantastic donations in the last couple of weeks!

Claude Moore Charitable Foundation Gives Surprise Gift of $30,000 to LIR

AHT Charity Golf Tournament raises $29,000 for LIR!

Big, Bad Drama Company Presents The Little Town of Christmas

Saturday, Dec. 13th, 6:30pm

Destiny Church, 37 Catoctin Circle, Leesburg, VA

Join us for a walk through Christmas Town and enjoy the 12 sketches that portray this unique place, complete with Santa, Elves and their version of “The Night before Christmas”. In lieu of a ticket charge, please make a monetary or food donation to Loudoun Interfaith Relief.

Interested in Volunteering?

LIR seeks year round volunteers for many different jobs! We have various times and assignments available! Interested in volunteering? Check out our website for more information or email Carla Fortenberry, our volunteer coordinator.
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Crafty Stitches - Sewing with Mrs. Claus Food Drive for LIR

Saturday, Dec. 20th, 10am

1604 Village Market Blvd SE

Leesburg, VA

Annually we do a Sewing with Mrs. Claus Food Drive! So come out and support Loudoun Interfaith Relief with a FREE Sewing Session sign ups are here:

About Loudoun Interfaith Relief

Loudoun Interfaith Relief is a 501C(3) nonprofit based in Leesburg, VA. Our mission is to feed those in need in Loudoun County.


Help feed a needy Loudoun County family today! Our model is unique. We provide food for families to make breakfast, lunch and dinner for 3 days. Families may receive our service twice a month.

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United Way of the National Capital Area #8483

Combined Federal Campaign #CFC67367