Delivering Compassion

and Building Business

One Meal at a Time

Serving the Herndon/Reston Community

We Have Raised
Toward Our $100,000 Goal

What We Do

13 Faith Communities + 18 Restaurants + 150 Volunteers + Over 180 Donors = 10,478 Dinners to Neighbors in Need and Nearly $67,000 to Local Restaurants!!
Thank you for your community spirit!  You are Herndon Cares, and, because of your enthusiasm and dedication, we met and exceeded our goal of helping our local restaurants and struggling families through the stay-at-home order.  Now, restaurants are in various stages of transitioning to full service, and, based on feedback from our sister organizations, the demand for food assistance has decreased.  While our work as a short-term, emergency assistance program is done for now, there's so much more to do.
  • Please continue to support our local restaurants with your business.
  • Please remember our partnering faith communities as they continue to make a difference here in Herndon/Reston and around the world.  Many have special programs that provide direct support to our neighbors in need.  

Special Thanks to Our Business Partners

Supporters of Herndon Cares


Lisa Merkel

Mayor, Town of Herndon, Va

“HerndonCares is the epitome of what I love about our Town. Our congregations and neighbors coming together to contribute to a fund to not only bring meals to our families in need, but to do so by supporting our local restaurants in the process...is exactly what Herndon is all about. In Herndon, we take care of each other. Please join me in supporting this effort.”


Linc Krueger

Owner, The Virginia Kitchen

"Our staff felt so fortunate to be able to work for such a wonderful cause! When a community comes together to serve those most in need, it becomes stronger!

Thank you again to all the local churches, leaders and volunteers for in creating Herndon Cares. Our small family business has known for decades what a special community this is."


Meal Recipient

"I picked up the meal and it was wonderful. I wanted to thank you so much - not just from the factor of having a nice meal, but emotionally - it is a great boost.


It also helps to put things in perspective. Sometimes, it's natural to just be down on everything and everyone, and then to see what you and your organization do - gives one hope, and makes one appreciate the good in human beings. At least, the good in

you and your colleagues.


Thank you so much. Your kindness is a slice of heaven."


Partnering Congregations

As concerns regarding COVID-19 were growing, Pastor Sean Roberds of the First Baptist Church of Herndon found himself struggling with discerning how to support the community while adhering to important social distancing guidance.  With his church Deacons, he shared his concern and suggested raising funds to order takeout meals for neighbors with food insecurity. The Deacons and the rest of the congregation loved the idea, as this meant the church could help those needing food as well as local restaurants needing business.

As the times required prompt action, Pastor Roberds tasked his Community Outreach Coordinator, K Scarry, with leading the priority effort with his support and the support of the Deacons and congregation.  Within a week, K and her volunteers had recruited partners with multiple faith organizations, reached out to area businesses, and heard from approximately 800 people interested in a weekly meal.

The First Baptist Church of Herndon thanks community members for participating in the program.  Hopefully, this program—added to other ongoing and extended food outreach efforts—will make this uncertain time a little easier for members of the community.

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    Christ Fellowship Church

    Herndon, Virginia

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    Congregation Beth Emeth

    Herndon, Virginia

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    First Baptist Church of Herndon

    Herndon, Virginia

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    Floris United Methodist

    Herndon, Virginia

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    Grace Hill Church

    Herndon, Virginia

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    Herndon United Methodist Church

    Herndon, Virginia

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    Holy Cross Lutheran Church

    Herndon, Virginia

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    Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

    Herndon, Virginia

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    Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation

    Reston, Virginia

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    St. John Neumann Catholic Community

    Reston, Virginia

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    Trinity Presbyterian Church

    Herndon, Virginia

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    Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston

    Reston, Virginia

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    Washington Plaza Baptist Church

    Reston, Virginia


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