The recession brought a huge increase in the number of people coming to Food for Others' warehouse for emergency food – and demand has never returned to pre-recession levels. FFO relies on the generosity of the community to help neighbors who, with the high cost of living in Northern Virginia, are unable to meet basic needs. FFO is the first stop for those in crisis (including many veterans and a growing number of seniors). It not only provides emergency food to those without it or without the resources to purchase it, but also provides bulk supplies to community organizations and supplementary food at 16 sites in low-income neighborhoods. Its Power Pack Program provides weekend backpack food for children in 30 public elementary schools who have been referred to FFO by their school counselors. Moreover, it creates opportunities for neighbors to help one another in times of need: last year, volunteers logged over 27,000 hours, delivering supplies and leading drives. With your help, the FFO team will be sure that no one is left hungry.