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Loudoun Interfaith Relief

The mission of Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Inc. is simple, yet critically important: feed the hungry in Loudoun County and help the less fortunate get back on their feet and become self-sufficient. In 1991, Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Inc. was established by area churches who were united by a commitment to offer support and solutions for the working poor and homeless. Since that time, we have evolved into an organization that has supported over thousands of hungry children and families in need living in our community. Ultimately, the goal of Loudoun Interfaith Relief is to provide support and assistance so that families can live in a community without the need for our services. We strive to get people back on their feet with all the skills that they need in order to budget and manage their everyday lives.

Featured Charities

  • Anacostia Farmers Market of Capital Area Food Bank

    the Anacostia Farmers Market brings together local farmers, volunteer chefs and musical entertainment to a tree-lined city park near the historic mainstreet district of the underserved Anacostia neighborhood in Southeast Washington, DC.

  • Arlington Street People's Assistance Network

    A-SPAN is a community-based organization whose mission is to assist every homeless person in Arlington County get off the streets and live a life of dignity. A-SPAN works with and on behalf of homeless people to secure support and services necessary for them to lead self-sufficient and healthy lives. Our strategies include: meeting emergency needs including food and shelter; providing direct outreach, case management and employment assistance; advocating for and creating new programs to fill gaps in homeless services; and increasing community awareness and involvement in ending homelessness.

  • Rachael's Womens Center

    To provide homeless and formerly homeless women with opportunities to develop their independence, sense-of-self and hope by: providing safety, shelter, food, showers and laundry in a nurturing, homelike environment. Helping women to reach their potential through intensive case management and programs that empower them to take control of their lives and advocate for themselves.
    Rachael's also reaches out to individuals living on the streets, enabling and encouraging them to access services and benefits available to people whom are homeless.

  • The Shepherd's Table

    Shepherd's Table is a non-profit, community based organization, supported by volunteers, religious congregations, businesses, foundations, and individual donors in providing assistance to the homeless and needy.

    Our goal is to provide food, clothing, counseling, medical and other support services effectively and compassionately, to individuals and families seeking assistance in meeting their basic needs and helping them to reach their fullest potential.

    In pursuit of the mission, Shepherd's Table strives to carry out its functions and exemplify the highest standards of quality, ethics and personal integrity, always recognizing our obligation to the social and economic well-being of our clientele and our community.

Previously Featured Charities

2005 Featured Charities
  • Dinner Program for Homeless Women

    The Dinner Program for Homeless Women provides a place of hospitality and support where a woman and her children may receive a hot, nutritious, and appetizing dinner in a safe, stable environment and be provided with the support and opportunity she needs to reach her full potential. The Dinner Program provides emergency supplies, information, and referrals and serves as an outreach site for other organizations that address issues related to homelessness, thus becoming an entry point for the most marginalized homeless women in the city.

  • Top Banana Home Delivered Groceries

    Top Banana Home Delivered Groceries is a lifeline to food, household supplies, and friendship for more than 500 elderly and disabled residents of Greater Washington each year. Caring staff and volunteers not only take orders by phone and deliver groceries right to the kitchen, but also help unpack the bags, loosen jar lids, check smoke detectors, distribute resource material, and share smiles and hugs.

  • Kid's Café (a program of the Capital Area Food Bank)

    The Capital Area Food Bank's Kids Café partners with community afterschool programs to provide nutrition education and food to children at risk of hunger. Well-balanced hearty snacks and meals are served in an environment that is safe and accessible and offers academic and social enrichment programs. Many children also receive supplemental food bags to take home for the weekend.
    (UW/CFC# 8130)

  • Fairfax Area Christian Emergency and Transitional Services (FACETS)

    FACETS works to build strong families and safe communities by improving the quality of life for impoverished men, women and children through comprehensive programs addressing physical, spiritual and emotional needs. FACETS' vision is to be the trusted, primary catalyst for bringing together those who have a need with those who can help meet the need to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty in Fairfax, Virginia.

2004 Featured Charities
  • Goodwin Douglas Community Development Corporation

    Goodwin Douglas Community Development Corporation works to promote and maintain the physical, nutritional, social, mental and spiritual health of youth and seniors; to foster economic growth and development of the community by securing resources that will provide relief to socially and economically disadvantaged persons; and to develop affordable housing for low- and moderate-income families.

  • DC Hunger Solutions

    DC Hunger Solutions fights hunger and improves the nutrition, health, and well-being of children and families in the District of Columbia.

  • Miriam's Kitchen

    Miriam's Kitchen is more than just a place for breakfast for the 8,000 Washingtonians living in doorways, parks, and shelters each day, it may be the only place they receive needed assistance to improve their lives.
    (UW/CFC# 8130)

  • Mission of Love

    By offering meals, counseling, life skills courses, youth development opportunities, and furniture and clothing for the entire family, the Mission of Love, Inc. aims to help people become self-sufficient.

  • SHARE Food Network

    The SHARE Food Network links community and church groups to provide quality food packages to families at a reduced cost and promote volunteer service in local communities.

2003 Featured Charities
  • DC Central Kitchen

    Combating hunger and creating opportunity by recycling surplus food from area foodservice businesses, training low-income individuals for culinary jobs, and donating and delivering more than 4,000 meals daily.
    (UW/CFC# 8233)

  • Food & Friends

    By providing specially designed meals and bags of groceries to individuals dealing with life-challenging illnesses, Food & Friends makes sure they have the nutrition they need.
    (UW/CFC# 8429)

  • Food for Others

    Food for Others' is facing increasing demand from Northern Virginia residents for assistance plus 50 feeding organizations depend on their food banks to provide free food for critical programs.
    (UW/CFC# 8912)

  • Manna Food Center

    Through its warehouse and local feeding programs, the Manna Food Center distributes over 2 million pounds of food a year to those who most need it in Montgomery County.
    (UW/CFC# 8846)

  • Miriam's Kitchen

    Most people don't think of collard greens for breakfast. But for Eugene Johnson, when your one hot meal comes at breakfast, you want it to be more than a doughnut and coffeee. Miriam's Kitchen serves eggs, grits, and sometimes lasagna and collards. Homeless guests like Eugene come for breakfast each weekday and stay for writing and arts programs and for social workers to help him and the other 150 guests to improve their lives.
    (UW/CFC# 8130)

2002 Featured Charities
  • Capital Area Food Bank

    The Capital Area Food Bank provides an astounding 1.6 million meals each month to 800 local agencies serving the needy. Your volunteer manpower is needed to help them make a difference in our community.

  • DC Central Kitchen

    Two thousand pounds of food are collected and distributed by DC Central Kitchen every day. From the region's finest restaurants to over 100 agencies, street outreach programs, overnight shelters, and treatment facilities, the Kitchen provides over 4,000 meals to the needy free of charge. Their Culinary Job Training Program equips 100 men and women like Carolyn Parham with food service skills each year. In just one year, Carolyn has been promoted from server to supervisor at a charter school food preparation company.

  • Martha's Table

    Martha's Table is more than a nutritious meal: it provides low-income families with a laundromat, clothing distribution center, shower facilities, and tutoring for the kids.

  • Miriam's Kitchen

    To the 8,000 Washingtonians living in doorways, parks, and shelters each day, Miriam's Kitchen is a warm, welcome refuge.

  • United Community Ministries

    For Fairfax County's many working poor and laid-off workers, United Community Ministries Food Pantry restores energy and their Employment Services revive hope.

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