Youth For Tomorrow’s Holiday Community Outreach efforts will provide a Thanksgiving dinner to families in need of food assistance.
Through our community-based programs and our clinical teams we are aware of many of our families who struggle and need food assistance for the holidays. Our goal is to deliver non-perishable traditional grocery items for a holiday dinner along with a $50 grocery store card so that they can purchase a turkey and fresh fruits and vegetables.
The hunger problem is much bigger than you might guess – right here in our community. There are lots of kids who are going hungry. One in six Americans struggle with hunger and are not sure
where they will get their next meal. That means we all know someone who needs help.
In 2022 alone, 49 million people turned to food assistance for extra help.
Food banks, food pantries and community organizations unite to help millions of people access affordable, nutritious food for themselves and their families.
More than 44 million people in the US face hunger, including 1 in 5 children.
Millions of people in the US don’t have enough food to eat or don’t have access to healthy food. This is a big problem, but together, we can solve it.
If you have ever wanted to “do something” but don’t know how to help here is your chance.
As they say, “hunger has a cure”. It is easy. Let’s feed the kids. Will you help?
Make a cash donation and we will do the shopping.
Provide a Thanksgiving meal for a family - $89.
Donate a grocery gift card for a family to purchase perishable food items.
For more information or to donate, please contact Kyle Turner, Development and Community Outreach Coordinator at (703) 955-3142 or KTurner@yftva.com or Emily Corder at (703) 396-6728 or ECorder@yftva.com.
Youth For Tomorrow was founded by former Redskins Head Coach Joe Gibbs in 1986. His vision was to provide area teenage boys and girls who were experiencing traumatic circumstances with their families, many times abuse and neglect, a place to call home. While most youth are experiencing a life of hope and promise, our children have had frequent failures with family, school and peers — in addition to unimaginable personal tragedies.
“I believe there is nothing more important in life than what we leave behind in terms of how we have helped others. Years from now no one wil remember who had a great season or who won the Super Bowl. That’s why Youth For Tomorrow is so important. For each child that we help, we start a chain of good results because he or she will influence his or her own spouse and children and others around them. And they will pass along what they have learned to others. What will last in this world is what kind of influence we had on others and making a difference in the life of a child.” – Coach Joe Gibbs