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A volunteer helps with produce boxes for Cornerstones. Cornerstones Food Pantry will be open next week on the following dates - Monday - Thursday, December 28 - 31 from 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. The Pantry is located at 11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 120 in Reston. 

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Officer A. Post and Gina Loving-Lassiter load blessing bags into a police cruiser for distribution by Fairfax County Police officers.

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Beverly Walker (right) of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Herndon presented Mila Cobos, Britepaths’ operations administrator, with a gift of $1,825 in gift cards. The gift cards will benefit Fairfax County area families in need as part of Britepaths Holiday Program. On average, $100 in gift cards are sent to families so they can purchase holiday food and gifts for their children.

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Northwest Fairfax Young Life high school students from Madison, Oakton and Herndon break down 600 pounds of rice and 300 pounds of flour for LINK Against Hunger. LINK provided food, toys and gift cards for 1176 families during its three holiday distribution dates. They provided $66,890 in grocery gift cards and more than 55,300 pounds of food. LINK has experienced a 285 percent increase in requests for food.

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The Grinch (Karen Patrick, HOA president) greets Island Creek residents in Kingstowne as they donate food and clothing for a community drive for Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO) of Springfield. 

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Officer E. Calo of the Herndon Police Department helps distribute toys to the Herndon community. The toys were donated through First Responders Children’s Foundation and one of their sponsors, Good360.  

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Fairfax County Department of Public Safety Communications packed blessing bags for the homeless. The effort was led by Gina-Loving Lassiter. A nights squad and members of other teams donated items for the bags. Pictured (left to right) are Simya Heard, Jessica Lynch, Loving-Lassiter, Brisa Oviedo and Bridget Kidd. 

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