Haymarket Regional Food Pantry Partners with Boxes of Basics

Gainesville, VA. – – The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry and Boxes of Basics, two local Prince William County based nonprofits, have teamed together to jointly help those in need in our community.

In mid-June, Boxes of Basics will provide over 100 boxes to our clients’ children — the summer wardrobe includes everyday and play outfits, a dress-up outfit, underwear, socks, shoes, pajamas, a dental hygiene kit, and an age-appropriate book. “We could not be happier to partner with this outstanding organization to help our clients,” says HRFP Executive Director, Eileen F. Smith.

Boxes of Basics works with local charity, government, and religious organizations to identify and serve those in need. Households facing food insecurity are also struggling to meet other household needs, including clothing their children. By referring our enrolled food pantry clients to Boxes of Basics, the HRFP is able to make sure parents feel more secure in their ability to clothe their children in addition to helping them feed their families.

Sarah Tyndall, Founder of Boxes of Basics, says: “We are incredibly thankful to partner with the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry to reach more children in need. We hope to continue this partnership and refer clients for seasons of clothing.”

About the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry: HaymarketFoodPantry.org

The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry (HRFP) is a community-based organization comprised entirely of volunteers dedicated to eliminating hunger by providing food to individuals and families in Haymarket, Gainesville and the surrounding areas. We rely entirely on food and financial support from our donors, and are thankful for the support that we receive from individuals, local churches, businesses and organizations, and our team of volunteers.

About Boxes of Basics: boxesofbasics.org

At Boxes of Basics we believe that every child deserves to have their basic clothing needs met. Our mission is to provide children in need with a seasonal box of quality new and gently used clothing in their size. Our amazing volunteers hand select and pack every Box of Basics and tailor it for each individual child. When a child receives their Box of Basics we want them to feel like they are opening a gift!

CONTACTS: Eileen F. Smith, M.Ed. Executive Director, Haymarket Regional Food Pantry C: 703-795-4892 eileen.smith@haymarketfoodpantry.org

Kim Golub Marketing, Haymarket Regional Food Pantry C: 703-405-4410 marketing@haymarketfoodpantry.org

Sarah Tyndall Founder & Executive Director, Boxes of Basics T: (571) 338-3369 info@boxesofbasics.org