Food Insecurity

Jennifer – Food is a Basic Human Right

I was born and raised in Loudoun County and my parents taught me to treat everyone with respect. At 16, I volunteered to work at a camp for children ...

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Carol — Philanthropy is a Win/Win for Businesses, Nonprofits, and the Community

I grew up in a middle-class home where giving back was just routine—a part of daily life. My Mom, a cook at a local restaurant, made sure that no one ...

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Nick — The Only Food Your Infant Can Eat is Not a “Supplement”

I moved into Loudoun County in 2003, and I have been a deputy sheriff here since 2005. In 2010, my middle child began having serious health issues. ...

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Alora with her pitbull

Alora — Living on Your Own in Loudoun Forces You to Grow Up Fast

I worked two jobs since the age of 15. At 19, I moved out. I wanted to be independent and self-sufficient. I began paying my bills and my taxes, but, ...

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Nery – Losing a Job with Four Babies to Feed is Scary

Shortly after buying a home for our family of six, my husband and I both suddenly lost our jobs. We were unemployed for a full 3 months. With 4 babies ...

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Danni – Medicine for Me or Food for My Family?

Every day, I have to decide between feeding my two daughters or keeping my MS at bay. That reality was almost unbearable for me. There seemed to be ...

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