LOUDOUN, County (WDVM) — While Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) remain closed, Mobile Hope will collect, assemble, and deliver non-perishable breakfast and lunch items to families in need.
Food bags can also be picked up at the Mobile Hope Leesburg facility, designated distribution locations and pick up times for their Miller Drive office are being made available.
A non-profit in Leesburg is feeding students in need during the statewide school shutdown caused by the coronavirus outbreak.
Mobile Hope was created in 2011 and delivers meals to homeless youth every Wednesday and Thursday. Due to LCPS announcing their closure until March 20th due to coronavirus concerns, many students in the area will be left without their usual lunches.
The CEO of Mobile Hope, Donna Fortier said due to the outbreak they’re trying to expand their days beyond Wednesday and Thursday to ensure those in need still get meals.
Donna Fortier, CEO, and Founder of Mobile Hope said, “Really unique thing about Mobile Hope is that many of our kids who receive services and support from us already are already coming in to see how they can assist to make sure their neighbors and their community is taking care of. We’re in one of the wealthiest counties in the country but just like every country across the united states, we have the same issues. We have, hunger, homelessness, we have abuse we got it all.”
Fortier said Mobile Hope volunteers will begin distributing bags into neighborhoods starting Monday.
To support or help the Mobile Hope mission:
- Purchase from Amazon wish-list
- Purchase non-perishable items (see list of ideas below) and deliver to 741 Miller Drive, Leesburg
- Order through Instacart and request delivery to 741 Miller Drive, Leesburg (M-F 9 am-4 pm)
- Provide a gift card to a local grocery store or fast-food restaurant
- Make a financial gift below, at www.mobilehopeloudoun.org or on Facebook
- Check the Mobile Home Facebook page for updates
Any food not handed out during this crisis will be used for future distribution