DynCorp International team members located at the Falls Church, Va. headquarters and Alexandria, Va. offices donated nearly 500 pounds of food towards this year’s Food for Others Thanksgiving Food Drive.
Food for Others collects items necessary for a complete Thanksgiving meal and puts together baskets that will provide a full holiday meal for families in the Northern Virginia area.
DynCorp International team members donated canned potatoes, canned fruit, gravy, stuffing mix and other non-perishable items to complete Thanksgiving meal baskets. Last year, DI donated more than 400 lbs. of food to Food for Others.
Food for Others
Established in 1995, Food for Others serves families in the Northern Virginia area that may need food donations when an emergency strikes, and for the growing number of working poor who are unable to make ends meet and need to supplement their inadequate food supplies.
Food for Others obtains much of its food through food rescue operations and food drives. Through food rescue operations, staff and volunteers pick up non-expired food items that would be otherwise thrown away from local grocery stores and other retail food establishments. The food is brought to the warehouse for temporary storage, including refrigeration as appropriate. Food drives contribute to most of the non-perishable food supply.
Food for Others’ mission is to obtain and distribute free food to those in need in the Northern Virginia area and to support food programs of other community-based organizations. Food for Others also provides a channel for people to volunteer their services and help their neighbors in need.
Local merchants, the USDA, food drives, and crop harvests provide the food; volunteers and staff provide the hands; and charitable contributions and fundraising events provide the funds. Charitable contributions provide a major part of Food for Others’ budget. About 96 cents out of every revenue dollar is used for program expenses.
DynCorp International Cares
The DynCorp International values that we apply to our job performance – We Serve, We Care, We Empower, We Perform, We Do the Right Thing – are also values that we carry into the communities where we live and work, especially around the holidays.
It is a priority to DI team members in Falls Church, Va. and Alexandria, Va. to support our neighbors in the Northern Virginia area by participating in activities like local food drives.
To learn more about DynCorp International’s Corporate Initiatives and Employee Initiatives that embrace DI’s core values, visit our website.