2015 Family Activity Award

"Blue Bag" Food for Families Program

More than one million Virginia citizens are categorized as being “Food Insecure,” which is 12.7% of Virginia’s  population.

 

Our Lady of Hope Council 12791 in Potomac Falls dug deeper into the statistics and learned that there are 16,950 “food insecure” people in their County and that 22% of the children in their parish boundaries received free or subsidized breakfast or lunch.

 

This Council launched their “Blue Bag” Parish food drive program increasing their average monthly food collections 6 fold – from 500 lbs a month to almost 3,000 lbs a month—or 35,000 lbs of food last year.

District 18 District Deputy Steve Rogers accepts the 2015 Family Activity Award on behalf of Grand Knight Clyde Slick, of Our Lady of Hope Council 12791

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