Between July 1, 2015 - June 30, 2015 LCAC gave out 386,298 pounds of food through the food pantry. This is almost 4 tons of food each week! During August 2015, LCAC distributed over 600 backpacks full of school supplies local students.
Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC)
During fiscal year 2015 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015), 680 households representing 2,454 people received food from the LCAC Food Pantry. These numbers are unduplicated, meaning that even if families received food each week, they are only counted once. Each week, clients receive meat, fresh produce and pantry staples thanks to generous donors. Families like Ana’s, a military family of 8, who cannot quite make ends meet receive food each week to help stretch their budget a little farther to pay for rent, utilities and healthcare.
The mission of the Lorton Community Action Center is to enhance the quality of life by providing food, basic needs, and self-sufficiency programs through the generous support of our community. LCAC’s goal is to break the cycle of poverty and prevent homelessness. We do this through a variety of programs and services including a six-week Basic Nutrition Classes, an afterschool program in three local elementary schools and seasonal outreaches such as Back 2 School, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
We also count on over 700 volunteers each year to help us achieve our mission. We welcome groups of all sizes both during the week and on weekends to help serve residents of Southeast Fairfax County.
Donate Through Workplace Giving
One of the best ways to support LCAC's work is to donate to us through your workplace giving program (or the Combined Federal Campaign if you're a Federal employee). If your employer does not have a payroll deduction campaign or does not offer the choice of giving to LCAC, ask about bringing America's Charities to your workplace. America's Charities works with employers to develop employee-friendly, cost-effective workplace giving campaigns that benefit charities like ours.