Stuff the Bus 2017, Helping to Feed Fairfax County Families

Franconia- Springfield VA-For a third consecutive year The Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, accepted the challenge to make a difference by supporting the Helping Fairfax County Families Project known as “Stuff the Bus.” On Monday, February 20, 2017, the chapter made their annual donation and volunteered as canvassers to solicit food donations from customers shopping at a Safeway Food Store.

Stuff the Bus is a county-wide program designed to help restock non-profit food pantries after the holidays and during the cold winter months when food donations drop to the lowest points. Unfortunately, many people continue to go hungry in our community. This collaborative program, now in its seventh year, is a partnership with the Fairfax County Government, local grocery stores, and non-profit organizations to restock the shelves.

Brother Richard “EZ” Morris (L ) Basileus Craig Spraggins, (Center), Brother Kenneth Younger, presents check to Ms. Judi Petitti (Center), wife of the Executive Director of the Koinonia Foundation, Inc., Mr. Robert Petitti (not pictured).

The chapter partnered with the Koinonia Foundation, a foundation that provides both short-term emergency assistance and self-sufficiency services to citizens in the Kingstowne/Franconia area in the form of food, clothing, and a financial safety net. Mrs. Judi Petitti, wife of the Executive Director of the Koinonia Foundation, Inc., Mr. Robert Petitti, accepted our donation of $300 in Safeway gift cards. She was very pleased to accept our generous donation.

Psi Alpha Alpha’s volunteers included the Basileus, Brother Craig
Spraggins; Brother Richard “EZ” Morris; and Brother Kenneth M. Younger,
Chapter Social Actions Coordinator. The Basileus made the gift card
presentation on behalf of the chapter and we are pleased again that Psi Alpha
Alpha Chapter was able to do its part to uplift the community

Brother Kevin Williams
Chapter Reporter
Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.