MEMORIAL DAY: United Community is closed on May 30th, 2022

Scouting for Food Brings In Over 12,000 Pounds

On Saturday, November 12, Scouts from nine different troops across the community delivered to United Community non-perishable food items that they collected that morning from area homes. This is an annual event led by the Boy Scouts of America to help local food pantries. Dozens of volunteers weighed and sorted the item, and at the […]

United Community Welcomes Interns to Our Programs

Every year, United Community recruits interns to work within our agency as they pursue both graduate and undergraduate degrees. In the last few weeks, we have welcomed several interns who will be joining us during the academic year: Jacey Lynn Edwards, an MSW intern who will be at Creekside Community Center as a Youth Development […]

One Woman Connecting Friends and Neighbors to Life-Changing Services

Maria never imagined that a neighbor suggesting she reach out to United Community for food assistance for her and her infant daughter six years ago would have made such a difference in her life. But that suggestion, which seemed like a small one at the time, was the beginning of a journey for Maria, one […]

Doubling Our Capacity

Jose stands in the new walk-in fridge, smiling and holding a box of tomatoes

Thanks to a generous gift from Fairfax County, United Community has doubled the cold storage capacity for our food program. Our new walk-in fridge and freezer provided by the County were installed at the beginning of May and we couldn’t be more pleased.  Because we now have four units at our Fordson Road food pantry, United […]

Sharing the Love

Three eggs with little hearts stamped on them are held in a women's hand in front of a door.

On February 14th, United Community participated in the 3rd annual Sharing the Love initiative hosted by De Lune Corp. Joined by Supervisor Lusk, we worked together to achieve our goal of serving 1000 families who are experiencing food insecurity. 

I am a blessing to those who are a blessing to me.

Woman giving homemade gif mug to staff member for appreciation

Evelyn Martin is a woman of many names at United Community’s Fordson Road office. Some team members call her Miss Sunshine. Others simply know her as the “cup lady”. But those who know her best, simply call her Ms. Martin. Ms. Martin and her family were hit hard when schools were closed by the COVID-19 […]

Coming Together During COVID-19

United community staff and volunteers standing next to food donation

Life has been moving really fast since the COVID-19 pandemic started — especially for us at United Community! ​As we rush to provide our neighbors in need with the food, diapers, and resources to help them through this pandemic, we wanted to take a minute to highlight just a few of the amazing community members […]


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