The ’08 recession and later the pandemic brought a huge increase in the number of people seeking emergency food. The high cost of living in Northern Virginia, along with inflation and supply chain issues, only exacerbate the problem: some neighbors simply can't meet their families' basic needs. FFO is the first stop for those in crisis (including working families with children), providing emergency food to those without, bulk supplies to community partners, supplementary food at 11 neighborhood sites and nine mobile sites in underserved neighborhoods, and weekend "power packs" to 3,700 students at 43 Fairfax County public schools. 33% of the food distributed is fresh produce and nearly 900,000 pounds is gleaned through food recovery efforts. Volunteers logged approximately 29,000 hours last year while FFO continued to serve over 3,000 families a week – because no one should be left hungry.