Hundreds of volunteers flocked to the Warrenton Community Center to package meals for children in need.
The event was run by Generosity Feeds, a non-profit organized based out of Williamsburg that began in 2013.
“Generosity Feeds is a catalyst for mobilizing hundreds of people to package and feed children in your community who go hungry outside school hours,” states their website.
Around 300 people packed meals over the weekend, which will be distributed to the children by the Fauquier Fish Foundation.
“Several months ago I heard about Generosity Feeds, and then I also heard that almost 25% of the children in Fauquier County struggle with hunger. That means they’re on the free and reduced lunch program. So what I decided to do is gather a group of community leaders, to donate to this event so that we can raise $10,000 and make 10,000 meals for these families that need help,” said volunteer Marianne Clyde.
According to Generosity Feeds’ Vice President of Operations Erinn Beckner, the project is also a way to strengthen communities.
“Every meal that’s packaged is going to stay right here in Fauquier County. So all the meals, everything stays local, and that’s part of what we want to do – is we want to help strengthen your community,” said Beckner.
“I can’t think of anything more important than the nutrition of a child, and the ability to send food home for these kids over the weekend, so they don’t have to go home hungry is an investment in our future,” said volunteer Brian Rotor.
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