TYSONS CORNER, VA.—Even in thriving communities such as Fairfax County, many citizens face food insecurity. Locally, around 90,000 people are classified as impoverished and uncertain of where their next meal is coming from.
But all of us can help. During the month of August, attorneys, staff, clients and colleagues in the firm’s Northern Virginia office collected food for the region’s needy.
Then, on September 7, Womble Carlyle capped off the internal food drive by opening the office’s outdoor plaza to the Northern Virginia business community. The Womble Carlyle Community Food Drive Party offered cocktails, appetizers, music, and more.
Best of all, between the internal food drive and the Community Food Drive Party, Womble Carlyle collected more than 1,000 pounds of food. All proceeds went to Food for Others, a local, non-profit food bank and food rescue operation.
In addition, on September 9, Womble Carlyle sponsored the Food for Others 5K at Tysons Plaza. A total of 26 adults and three children participated in the race on the “Womble Runs Tyson” team, which took home the award for the team that donated the most food.
The Food for Others Tysons 5K was part of the Tysons Partnership’s #TysonsCares Season of Giving, which celebrates the partnership’s commitment to community engagement by bringing together teams and individuals from local businesses, municipalities, residential communities, and civic groups to donate, give back, attend lively charity events, and make a significant impact in the local non-profit community. This campaign is a team building initiative for employee groups and allows community members to meet leading local non-profit organizations.
Womble Carlyle is a proud member of the Tysons Partnership. Womble Carlyle attorney Dan Mackesey is a board member.