Though many look for ways to give during the holiday season, there are still ways to do so once the holidays are over.
Fairfax County's Stuff the Bus: Feeding Fairfax Families food drive will be collecting food for area nonprofits and food pantries in the next few weeks, including in Herndon.
According to the county, donations to area food pantries drop to one of the lowest points of the year after the holidays are over. Last year more than 25,000 pounds of food were collected.
The program is in its third year and will have 10 participating locations this year. Each week a Fastran bus will be at a different location in the county picking up food donations.
Stuff the Bus will be at the Village Center at Dulles Shoppers, 2425 Centreville Rd., in Herndon from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Monday. Food collected will be donated to Reston Interfaith.
Other participating locations include:
Mount Vernon Plaza Shoppers - JAN. 26
7660 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
Benefiting United Community Ministries
Oakton Giant - JAN. 26
2932 Chain Bridge Road
Oakton, VA 22124
Benefiting Community Helping Others
Lorton Valley Giant - FEB. 2
8941 Ox Road
Lorton, VA 22079
Benefiting Lorton Community Action Center
Fairfax Walmart - FEB. 2
11181 Lee Hwy.
Fairfax, VA 22030
Benefiting Our Daily Bread
Loehmann’s Plaza Giant - FEB. 9
7235 Arlington Blvd.
Falls Church, VA 22042
Benefiting Falls Church Community Service Council
Fair City Mall Shoppers - FEB. 9
9622 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Benefiting Food for Others
McLean Giant - FEB. 16
1454 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101
Benefiting Share, Inc.
Clifton Giant - FEB. 16
5740 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA 20124
Benefiting Western Fairfax Christian Ministries
Huntsman Square Giant - FEB. 18
7501 Huntsman Blvd.
Springfield, VA 22153
Benefiting Ecumenical Community Helping Others
All participating locations will accept donations between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. For more information visit the Stuff the Bus page on Fairfax County's website. If you participate, use the Twitter hashtag #ffxstuffbus.
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