Fairfax ‘FoodRaiser’ collects more than 11,000 pounds of donations

Lorton Community Action Center Foodraiser

For five years, Our Daily Bread has set a goal of raising 10,000 pounds of donations for its annual fall food drive. This year, for the first time, the Fairfax nonprofit group reached that target.

More than 1,500 people were at Fairfax High School on Sunday for the Complete the Circle “FoodRaiser,” bringing 11,143 pounds of food and other household items that will be distributed to people in need, organizers said. The donations will go to clients of Our Daily Bread and the Lorton Community Action Center, which was a partner in the event for the first time.

Our Daily Bread Executive Director Lisa Whetzel said Monday that she was thrilled to exceed her goals for the event.

“We hope [the] Complete the Circle FoodRaiser inspires community members to think about what they can do to help create an environment where everyone can thrive,” she wrote in an e-mail.

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Lorton Community Action Center