Psi Alpha Alpha Committed to Service at Capital Area Food Bank
On Saturday, December 10, 2016, the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. gathered at the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB) in Lorton, VA (6233 Hill Park Dr., Lorton, VA 22079) to engage in a little fellowship while working to do our share to help out those in our area who are suffering from hunger and a lack available food.
Every month, typically on the second Saturday, we gather at the CAFB to assist them in putting together food packages that are then sent out to those in need. The locations that the Lorton Food Bank service are Annandale (the Evergreen House), Arlington (Harvey Hall, The Shelton, Hunter’s Park at Cherry Dale, Lockwood/Elmwood House, Hunter’s Woods Fellowship House) and Fairfax (United Community Ministries, Bailey’s Senior Center, Yorkville Cooperative, Lake Ann Fellowship House, Winter Hills Apartments) Virginia.
The CAFB is the largest organization in the Washington metro area that is working to solve hunger and a lack of nutrition. Psi Alpha Alpha is one of the many community organizations that partners with them and we have been doing so for about twenty years. The CAFB is helping 540,000 people each year to get access to good, healthy food.
Brother Barney Barnwell has been leading the efforts to work with the CAFB from the beginning. Our Chapter always has a strong turnout and a large number of our Brothers have lent their time to this great effort. Of all of the things that our chapter does, this is one of the most rewarding, as we know that our hard work will translate to providing a true necessity to those in our region who are most in need.