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of Northern Virginia

Hundreds of children in Northern Virginia need food every year. Help us provide them enough to eat.


Coronavirus Update as of March 24, 2020

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) have closed for the rest of the school year. We are suspending all Helping Hungry Kids (HHK) activities until further notice.


We will let our volunteers know as soon as possible if there are any opportunities to help. We appreciate everyone's continued support. Stay tuned for updates!

For current information about FCPS and Coronavirus, visit FCPS.


Our goal is to provide packs to local elementary school children who lack enough food on weekends and during breaks.


Connie Laurent-Roy and Sandy Amato had a vision that began in a basement in Reston, Virginia in 2009. They knew not every child in Fairfax county had enough food on weekends and during school breaks. So they created Helping Hungry Kids (HHK) of Northern Virginia to serve the community.

For more than 10 years, HHK has provided packs to local elementary school children who lack enough food. Each pack costs about $6 and contains enough food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2-3 snacks. Pantry items include fruit cups, applesauce, pudding, cereal, soup, mac n' cheese, and milk.

We distribute more than 13,000 food packs each school year to children at 12 area elementary schools including:

  • Aldrin

  • Armstrong

  • Clearview

  • Coates

  • Cub Run

  • Dogwood

  • Forest Edge

  • Hunters Woods

  • Lake Anne

  • London Towne

  • Terraset


We also donate more than 1,200 snacks each week for children who are often too hungry to focus on learning.

POSTPONED: Packing Session (Weekly)
Tue, Apr 14
Heritage Fellowship Church
Apr 14, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Heritage Fellowship Church, 2501 Fox Mill Rd, Reston, VA 20191, USA
We pack food bags and snacks every Tuesday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at Heritage Fellowship Church.
POSTPONED: Food Drive (Monthly)
Sat, Apr 18
Giant Food
Apr 18, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM EDT
Giant Food, 2551 John Milton Dr, Herndon, VA 20171
Join us at Giant Food as we collect food donations to assist the most vulnerable in our community.


Make A Difference


Spread Some MODness with MOD Pizza!

MOD Pizza in Herndon, VA will donate 20% of lunch and dinner sales on a future date to Helping Hungry Kids of Northern Virginia (HHK). Just tell the cashier you are supporting HHK! Stay tuned for updates! Thank you!


Helping The Community

Donations provide money for food, office supplies and storage space. Since 98% of contributions go towards children in need, you can feel good about where your money goes.

Our future depends on continuing help from loyal supporters. Will you make a difference with your donation?

Helping Hungry Kids of Northern Virginia is fiscally sponsored by and a DBA of CORE Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, EIN 20-5997764. All donations are tax-deductible. 



Ellen Scheinfeld, Director

Kate Brown, Treasurer

Susan Dax, Secretary

Special thanks to Heritage Fellowship Church for providing storage and weekly packing space.

P.O. Box 3631, Reston, VA 20195