DynCorp International Employees Participate in Thanksgiving Food Drive
For Thanksgiving, DynCorp International employees located at the Falls Church, Va., headquarters and Alexandria, Va., offices participated in a food drive for Food for Others.
- (1888PressRelease) December 28, 2011 - For Thanksgiving, DynCorp International employees located at the Falls Church, Va., headquarters and Alexandria, Va., offices participated in a food drive for Food for Others, by donating canned potatoes, canned fruit, gravy, stuffing mix and other non-perishable items to complete Thanksgiving meal holiday baskets.
DynCorp International donated nearly 400 lbs. of food.
Food for Others
Food for Others is a Fairfax, Va.-based nonprofit organization that collects and distributes food to the hungry of Northern Virginia. Established in 1995, the organization serves families in need when an emergency strikes, and for the growing number of working poor who are unable to make ends meet and need to supplement their inadequate food supplies.
Food for Others obtains much of its food through food rescue operations and food drives. Through food rescue operations, staff and volunteers pick up non-expired food items that would be otherwise thrown away from local grocery stores and other retail food establishments. The food is brought to the warehouse for temporary storage, including refrigeration as appropriate. Food drives contribute to most of the non-perishable food supply.
Volunteer for Families in Need
Food for Others also provides a channel for people to volunteer. Local merchants, the USDA, food drives, and crop harvests provide the food; volunteers and staff provide the hands; and charitable contributions and fundraising events provide the funds. Charitable contributions provide a major part of Food for Others' budget. About 96 cents out of every revenue dollar is used for program expenses.
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