The Committee for Dulles Food Drive
February 2, 2021 - On Friday, January 29, 2021, the Committee for Dulles (CFD) held its first annual food drive to help those of our community that are in need of a helping hand. The many items collected overfilled the Mobile Hope’s van. Mobile Hope of Loudoun, the receiving organization, serves the homeless and at-risk youth in the Loudoun community. Besides food donations, blankets, masks, and 31 grocery gift cards were also received.
“I am very grateful and pleased by the response that we received from our CFD membership and the Dulles community at-large,” said the CFD President, Jack Vega. He continued, “I also want to thank Scott York for selecting a worthy cause, Mobile Hope of Loudoun, and who, by example, continues to remind us what it means to be a servant leader in our community. Scott’s efforts to coordinate with Mobile Hope, implement an effective community outreach plan and personal time invested in working out all the details that it takes to carry out a food drive, made this experience not only rewarding but a great success!”
Scott K. York, Executive Director of CFD said, “I’m thankful to all those who responded to the invitation to support the food drive with their donations. It’s unfortunate that while we live in such an affluent region, the need to help others with food and other necessities is just so overwhelming, particularly during the COVID crisis.”
York also said, “This is one of the many reasons I like being associated with CFD; its members are a very giving group, and you can see that with our charitable arm organization.” CFD’s charitable arm is called the Committee for Dulles Community Outreach (CFDCO). CFDCO, a volunteer-run 501(c)(3) committee, raises funds throughout the year through a number of activities, including raffles, the Dulles Day 5k/10k run, the CFD’s golf tournament, and contributions from supporting individuals, organizations, and corporations. One hundred percent of the donations are given back to the community in the form of scholarships and local grants. To date, 145 scholarships totaling $272,500 to graduating high school seniors who work/volunteer or have parents who work/volunteer within the Dulles Airport’s perimeter, and $50,500 in grants to local organizations that support the airport and its passengers, including travelers aid operations, the interfaith chapel, and a local women’s shelter have been distributed.