Food Drive Gives Holiday Hope to Families
– October 31, 2012 8:00 am
By ANGELA POUNDERS
MANASSAS, Va. – It’s that time of year again where many of us will be gearing up to gather together around a bountiful table to ring in the holiday season with our families. Sadly, there are many people in our own neighborhoods that are not so fortunate.
There are a variety of opportunities to support the needs of our community during this holiday season. One way is to join the City of Manassas Fire & Rescue Department as they take part in the Third Annual Canned Food Drive to benefit Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)/SERVE.
NVFS is a private, nonprofit community service organization committed to helping individuals and families discover new paths to self-reliance and brighter futures. With almost 33,000 of our neighbors turning to them each year needing case management, safe housing, counseling, medical and dental access, child care and development, affordable loans, foster and respite care and job training, the goal of the NVFS is to empower individuals and families to improve their quality of life and to promote community cooperation and support in responding to family needs.
Sponsors for this annual campaign include Prince William Hospital, Historic Manassas, Inc., the Old Town Business Association, Fire and Rescue Departments from the City of Manassas, Manassas Park and Prince William County, Wi-Not Stop and Kloke Group.
The community can help NVFS/SERVE in their efforts to be there for those who have little or no hope by contributing to this drive. Specific items needed include soup (especially “kid” soup), vegetables and pasta sauce.
You may drop of canned goods at donation boxes located at all City of Manassas buildings and around the City of Manassas from October 24 – November 14.