2019 Upperville Colt and Horse Show Fundraiser

We are happy to announce that the Upperville Colt and Horse Show will be hosting the Great Barn Charity Challenge again this year to benefit Seven Loaves! Show your support by bringing a canned good or monetary donation to our collection tent June 3-8. The top three barns will win a prize!

For those of you that are coming to enjoy the show, feel free to stop by our tent to say hello and learn about what we are doing to help better serve the community!

2018 Year End Review

In 2017 we served 426 households and 1,524 total individuals. In 2018 we served 384 households and 1,324 total individuals. In 2018 we served 42 less households and 200 total individuals. One per household are the most common that we served and two and four tied for the second most common. The top three counties we served were Loudoun, Warren and Fauquier. We served 463 that were 18 years of age and under, 663 that were 19- 59 years old and 198 that were 60 years of age and older.

We distributed 52,582 more pounds of food in 2018, because of the generosity of our donors and the ability to purchase more food. We successfully launched our Winter Produce Program, to which we purchased fresh peppers, tomatoes, oranges, apples, broccoli, carrots and frozen mixed vegetables from January through April. We also implemented the distribution of fresh milk and eggs to those we serve every week. We became recipients of fresh produce from the JK Community Farm, where we received fresh kale, lettuce, chard, peppers, eggplants, squash, tomatoes, cucumbers and even pork! Our local schools, churches, organizations and members of the community have also played an important role in keeping our shelves filled with food we are in need of the most. The support from our community is a huge honor. We also have continued dedicated support from Stone Ridge Harris Teeter, South Riding Giant, South Riding Food Lion, Archwood Green Barns and Warrenton Farmers’ Market donating excess food to our Pantry year after year. Our partnership with the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and the increase of food available to purchase has helped tremendously as well.

The outstanding work from all of our Volunteers aided in our success to serve those in need this year, too. Our Volunteers are there every distribution day to help in the Pantry, pick up and drop off food from the grocery stores, help with food drives, bookkeeping, and any odds and ends. Most importantly, we continue to treat those we serve with the upmost respect when they enter the doors of Seven Loaves. We have been told by numerous Patrons that they feel welcomed and comfortable at Seven Loaves each time they receive food and that means a lot to us and our mission. In 2019, we will continue our mission to serve fresh and nutritional food to anyone in need, treat everyone we serve fairly, and keep Seven Loaves a friendly and clean environment.

Welcome National Charity League!

We would like to welcome National Charity League to the Seven Loaves team! This summer NCL started volunteering with us by helping with our Thursday morning delivery and holding chapter wide food drives. Now, they also pick up food at Harris Teeter every Monday morning.

National Charity League is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to foster mother-daughter relationships in a philanthropic organization committed to community service, leadership development and cultural experiences. The local Loudoun County chapter, Virginia Orchard, was formed in 2015 and currently has over 190 mothers and daughters volunteering and serving throughout the community. Each mother and daughter in their “class,” grades 7 through 12, support their local chapter through specific assigned job duties. They hold their own monthly class meetings, fostering responsibility, confidence, and leadership.

The Loudoun Chapter currently supports almost 20 philanthropies including Seven Loaves, Mobile Hope, American Cancer Society, Share House, Dulles South Food Pantry, Ashby Ponds Retirement Community, Nalani House Recovery, Ashburn Fire Department, Special Olympics, and Wreaths Across America. The mothers and daughters are each required to complete between ten and fifteen volunteer hours per year.

Help Us, Help Others

During the month of July, The Outpost is having a sales event called "Help Us, Help Others".  There is a particular room set up in the shop with items that are 1/2 off, and all proceeds are donated to Seven Loaves. The Outpost will be open every Saturday, from 10-5 and Sunday, from 12-5 in July.  Stop by The Outpost, in Middleburg, for unique finds for a great cause!  We thank The Outpost for putting on this event and their continued support of Seven Loaves' mission.