of Northern Virginia

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


COVID-19 Update: October 30

Helping Hungry Kids (HHK) is still packing and distributing bags! Since Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) closed in March, we have distributed weekend bags at Dogwood ES, Aldrin ES and Cub Run ES. More schools are being added as they can find ways to distribute to their students. HHK is now providing 300-350 bags/week.

HHK is excited to announce that we have moved! Our new space allows us to include more volunteers, with the hope of packing and distributing more bags. The following organizations have been instrumental in our success:


We would not be able to provide so many bags each week without support from NFCU and the NWCUF.


We are so thankful to our generous supporters, as we could not be doing this without you! If you would like to help, please consider the following:

  • Order from our Amazon Wish List. No donation is too small!

  • Donate! Questions? Please contact us at 

For current information about FCPS and COVID-19, 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.


  • Sun, May 17
    Giant Food
    May 17, 2020, 9:30 AM – 1:30 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.
  • Apr 29, 2020, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
    Reston, Reston, VA, USA
    We pack food bags and snacks every Tuesday from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm.


Make A Difference


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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


©2020 by Helping Hungry Kids.