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YFT Seeks to Help 100 Local Families With Food For Holidays

| November 9, 2014 | 0 Comments | News

1414611393Youth for Tomorrow, a Bristow organization that serves at-risk teens, is sponsoring a food drive to feed 100 local families and is asking residents to help.

We know of 100 families in Prince William and Fauquier counties in need of food assistance and our goal is to deliver food for a traditional holiday dinner and non-perishable groceries to fill their pantries,” Youth for Tomorrow CEO Dr. Gary Jones said.

Residents can participate by bringing non-perishable food items to the Youth of Tomorrow campus on Linton Hall Road at 11835 Hazel Circle Dr. on Nov. 14 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Nov. 15 and 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. YFT is also accepting donations online.

YFT suggests the following:

  • Peanut butter
  • Canned tuna or salmon
  • Raisins or dried fruit
  • Granola bars
  • 100% Juice box drinks
  • Crackers
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Mac and cheese
  • Nuts and seeds like sunflower seeds
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned beans, baked beans
  • Canned fruit, applesauce
  • Rice
  • Soups
  • Condiments
  • Snacks
  • Baking goods
  • Cash raised will be used to purchase fresh, perishable items

“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,” Jones said. “As they say ‘hunger has a cure.’ It is easy. Let’s feed the kids.”

A $69 donation will provide a thanksgiving dinner to a family, he said.

For more information contact YFT Pastor Denny Glusko at 540-446-7770 or or Laura Cotterman at

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