See How We're Making a Difference

Our Impact

There are thousands of people who struggle with food insecurity each year just in our local communities. See how we're making a difference for those families.

Sharp Growth since 2019

In 2023, we experienced a 61% growth in the number of people who were coming to us for help finding food. We expect this need to continue to grow for the next several years as the population in our service area continues to grow. We need your help to meet this enormous need.

Forecast-2023-12-31

Who Exactly Needs Help in Our Area?

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Current clients living within 9mi

The majority of our clients live in Haymarket, Gainesville, Manassas and Bristow.

A Wide Range of Food Insecurity

Approximately 35% of our clients only come quarterly.

Approximately 20% of our clients come monthly.

Approximately 19% of our clients have been coming bi-weekly.

Approximately 26% of our clients have been coming weekly.

Age Groups of People We Feed

56% are ages 18-64

37% are ages 0-17

7% are age 65+

Hunger is Expensive... and Rising
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USDA estimates it costs $223.60 per week to feed a family of 4 with 2 school aged children.

source: USDA December 2023

Understanding Food Insecurity

Food Insecurity is defined as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life.” (Hunger and Health)

Hunger is defined as “A personal, physical sensation of discomfort.” (Hunger and Health).

Although the terms “hunger” and “food insecurity” are linked together, they are independent in their meaning.

Highlights and Milestones

2005

  • Begins as a small food closet at St. Paul’s Anglican Church serving 39 families.

2008

  • Expand board to include St Katherine Drexel Catholic Mission and Town of Haymarket
  • Relocates to Haymarket Town Hall.

2010

  • Relocates to larger location on Washington St. in Haymarket
  • Becomes a tax-exempt, non-profit organization, in accordance with section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.

2015

  • Joined the National Capital Area Food Bank

2016

  • Moved to larger location on Jefferson Street in Haymarket

2017

  • Expands HRFP Board of Directors, adding Gainesville United Methodist Church and Park Valley Church

2018

  • Became the first official partner of Wegmans outside of their home state of New York
  • Providing fresh produce to our clients and reducing waste at the store

2019

  • Hosts our 1st Pop-Up Grocery for furloughed residents of PWC
  • Chef JJ Cooking Demos
  • Voted “Best of Haymarket” Non-Profit Organization 9th year in a row
  • Served 19 thousand people

2020

  • Launched Grocery Store Gift Card program helping nearly 1,500 families (7,000 people) in first 5 weeks of COVID-19
  • Relocated to current location at 7669 Limestone Dr., Gainesville, VA
  • Transistioned to Curbside Pickup By Appoinment
  • Served over 33 thousand people for the year

2021

  • Switched from Pre-packaged Curbside Pickup to Inside Select Pantry – empowering clients to choose food for their household

  • Distributed over 325k lbs. of food, serving 750-800 client households per month, over 35k people for the year

2022

  • Partnered with local nonprofits — Boxes of Basics and Cake4Kids – connecting our clients with resources to support them and their children. 

  • Began purchasing and offering milk and eggs to 175-200 clients and their families every week

  • Published our first HRFP Annual Impact Report 2022

2023

  • Adapting after Covid SNAP funding went away by increasing appointment times to serve over 350 families per week
  • Served 13,833 appointments, or 59,768 people in 2023 – 61% more than the 37,000 served in calendar year 2022
  • Supporting additional clients by adding grocery stores partners - now receiving food from 8 organizations
  • Maintained partnerships with area farms for locally grown produce during the spring/summer/fall months
  • Added new team members to the leadership team - focused on securing grant funding

See the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry Fact Sheet to learn more about our organization or get involved by donating food, providing financial support, organizing a food drive, organizing a fundraising drive or volunteering.

Read our Annual Impact Report 2022 on our reports page.

We Can't Do This All On Our Own

You Can Help Make A Difference

The need is greater than you may have expected. But we're working hard to ensure food security for those who live in our communities. Take a moment to consider how you can help us make a difference.