Herndon HS NJROTC Donates Holiday Meals for Those in Need

School News
December 02, 2020

NJROTC instructor with checkIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the growing need for food in the area, the Herndon High School NJROTC donated 11 family meals for Thanksgiving and pledged another ten meals for Christmas, for a total of 21 in honor of the Class of 2021, to families in need via Food for Neighbors.  Normally, the cadets visit neighborhoods to ask for food donations to support area food banks. Because of the restrictions this year, the cadets wanted to find another way to help their neighbors and decided to give a cash donation to Food for Neighbors, an organization whose sole purpose is to support students that are dealing with hunger through their red bag program. Food for Neighbors is based in Herndon and has since expanded into other parts of Fairfax and Loudoun counties. Despite this historical pandemic, the organization is still able to help families by creating a modified grocery list and establishing new guidelines to keep volunteers safe.  Contact David Adler at dbadler@fcps.edu