New website, LoudounFeeds.Org, offers local resources in one place
LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA – LoudounFeeds.org, a new website from the Loudoun Food Providers Group, went live this week. The site lists information about food banks and food pantries across the county, including locations, hours, and what to expect when visiting facilities.
The Loudoun Food Providers Group was founded by Loudoun Hunger Relief to address food insecurity across the county by pooling resources from local food banks.
Jennifer Montgomery is the CEO of Loudoun Hunger Relief. She said the pandemic has helped providers realize the need for centralized information.
“It became apparent early in the pandemic that easily accessible information for community resources was both vital and missing. Many people who had never needed social services suddenly had to seek help,” Montgomery said. “The good news is that there are many places to get food aid in Loudoun County, and LoudounFeeds.org will be an up-to-date resource.”
The organizers of LoudounFeeds.org said the website is inspired by a similar effort by the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
“We are grateful to be part of LoudounFeeds.org,” said Jacob Matz, partner engagement manager for Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. “By working together, we can provide more effective assistance to food-insecure families. We share a commitment to ensuring everyone in Loudoun County has enough to eat.”
In addition to its resources for people facing food insecurity, LoudounFeeds.org also has information on how residents can give back to their communities. The website encourages residents to volunteer their time, donate resources and raise awareness of local food banks.
“If you need food, know someone who needs food, or would like to volunteer to distribute food in the community, LoudounFeeds.org makes it easy to connect with organizations doing this essential work,” said said Montgomery.