Food for Others: Where Credit Is Due

A thank you to our donors from Food for Others

“I cannot believe you people are doing this.”

“I never knew there was such a place.”

“You are getting me through a very hard time.”

“I was so embarrassed to come – thank you for the warm welcome.”

“When I get back on my feet, I am going to contribute here.”

There is nothing so rewarding for the staff and volunteers at Food for Others than the feeling we made a human connection through our service. Clients say the most gratifying things to us every day.  A firm handshake, a steady look in the eye – clients thank us with full hearts, sometimes holding back a tear.

At this holiday season, when we celebrate Christmas and all the other traditions celebrating light in the darkness, we want to pass our thanks on to all the donors who make Food for Others possible. The six-year-old birthday girl who asked party guests to bring cans of food instead of gifts, the Boy Scouts who went door-to-door, the grocery-store managers who made donations a part of store routine, the farmers and gardeners who brought us some of their harvests, the businesses who ran food drives and matched donations dollar for dollar. I could go on with a list longer than Santa's.

You donors have done so much. You have stayed the course to feed hungry families. We get so much credit for what you do. Today we want to thank
you for your kindness. That steady handshake, that full heart, that tear in the
eye – that's because of you.

Happy Holidays from Food for Others.

For information about donating or volunteering for Food for
Others, call Nikki Clifford at 703-207-9173, or you may go to

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