Did you know that 641,000 of our neighbors in the Washington metro area are at risk of hunger? 1 in 5 are children. This year the Tysons Regional Chamber is asking all of our members to get involved. We will make it easy for you - you collect the items - give us a call and we will personally come pick up your donations and deliver them to the Capital Area Food Bank. Donations are due no later than July 4!
Some of the most wanted items are:
Canned Fruits (in light syrup or its own juices)
Canned Vegetables (low sodium, no salt added)
Multigrain Cereal (cheerios, cornflakes, grapenuts, raisin brand)
Grains (brown & white rice, oatmeal, bulgur, quinoa, couscous, mac & cheese)
Canned Proteins (tuna, chicken, peanut butter, beans)
Soups (low sodium, beef stew, chili, chicken noodle, turkey & rice)
100% Juice (all sizes, including juice boxes)
Condiments (tomato based sauces, light soy sauce, ketchup, mustard, salad dressing, oils)
Snacks (whole grain, low in added sugars, individually packed snacks, crackers, trail mix, dried fruit, granola/cereal bars, pretzels, sandwich crackers)
Baking Goods (flour, sugar, spices)
Hygiene Items (diapers, deodorants, feminine products, toilet paper, tissues, soap, toothpaste, shampoo)
Paper Products & Household Items (paper towels, napkins, cleaning supplies)
To stimulate office participation, consider some of these ideas:
1) Dress Down Day - if you bring in a certain number of food items you may wear casual attire.
2) Potluck Day - everyone brings a dish for lunch and in order to gain entrance you must bring a certain number of food items.
3) Costume Theme Day - Create a theme; if you bring in a certain number of food items you may dress in a costume with that theme.
4) Food Theme Day - challenge co-workers to bring in as many different food items as possible in a certain category.
When your company drive is over, call the Chamber office, 703-281-1333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will personally come pick up your goods.
Let's answer the challenge and help take care of our neighbors!