and Building Business
One Meal at a Time
Serving the Herndon/Reston Community
What We Do
We feed the hungry and help local businesses
Every day seems to bring new stories about COVID-19 and the impact it’s having on individuals, businesses, communities, and local, national, and global economies. To help address heightened food insecurity, employment stability concerns, and small business viability at the local level, the First Baptist Church of Herndon, in concert with other Herndon/Reston congregations, is leading a campaign to order weekly takeout dinners from your favorite local restaurants and to provide these to community members who are feeling financial strain during these difficult days.
Your donation can provide one takeout dinner for someone in need, and, at the same time, it can help a neighbor to remain employed and a business to be successful.
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Who We Serve
Herndon Cares serves the local Herndon/Reston community, which includes residents and businesses in zip code areas 20170, 20171, 20190, and 20194.
If you know of neighbors who are struggling with food insecurity and who are interested in receiving a takeout dinner, please ask them to complete one of these forms.
How You Can Help
The First Baptist Church of Herndon is spearheading a program to provide Herndon/Reston area families experiencing food insecurity with a weekly, takeout dinner from local businesses. This will help families and businesses at the same time. First Baptist and its partners invite you to join in this grassroots campaign to help to keep the community viable.
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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