Did you know that 1 in 4 children in Fairfax and Loudoun counties, two of the wealthiest counties in the nation, struggles with food insecurity? In fact, many families facing food insecurity do not qualify for federal nutrition programs or visit food banks or other local programs for extra support.
With this in mind, we wanted to help those in need in our community. Through combined efforts, The Wise Investor Group was able to raise $900 and donated a variety of grocery necessities, and dozens of gift cards.
We were able to accomplish this through the Food for Neighbors Red Bag Program. The program provides a platform for middle and high schools to engage volunteers from their local community to work together to collect and distribute food every week. Their program began in Herndon, VA, and has since expanded into the Springfield, Falls Church, Fort Hunt areas of Fairfax County, and neighboring schools in Loudoun County.
Find out how you can also help out teens in your community today.