GET CONNECTED with our CHURCH FAMILY … responding to human need

MARCH 2021

McLEAN CARES
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McLean Cares is a coalition of houses of worship, businesses, and individuals in the Tysons Corner area formed in response to the COVID-19 crisis in an effort to provide for our neighbors and local restaurants experiencing economic hardships. McLean Cares volunteers place orders monthly for generous-size meals at local restaurants, provide tips for the workers safely preparing the food, and distribute the meals to those in need at no charge.

Lewinsville Presbyterian Church, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Temple Rodef Shalom, and McLean Baptist Church are joined in the initiative to support locally owned businesses, restaurant employees, and food-insecure neighbors in a win-win-win effort for those that have been especially hard hit during the pandemic.

The McLean Community Foundation has generously contributed to the effort, and 100% of their grant support has gone directly to local restaurants as orders are placed for the monthly meals. To date, McLean Cares has worked to purchase and distribute over 2,160 meals, putting $25,000 back into the local community. The McLean Cares planning team rotates through distribution sites, including SHARE of McLean, two lower income apartment complexes, families at Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center, the Fallstead at Lewinsville Center senior housing, Embry Rucker Shelter, Bailey’s Crossroads Shelter, The Culmore Center, Lewinsville Senior Center, Terraset Elementary School, and more.

Please consider supporting the McLean Cares Initiative by donating money, by volunteering to deliver meals, and by ordering from the McLean Cares Restaurant Partners, including McLean Family Restaurant, Badd Pizza, Listrani’s, El Tio McLean, Kimberly’s Corporate Catering, Simply Fresh, Lebanese Taverna, McLean Pizza Restaurant, Moby Dick House of Kabob, Mylo’s Grill, Saint Germaine Catering, and Fluffy Thoughts. Prayers are also appreciated for the neighbors receiving this needed sustenance and the local restaurant workers and small business owners preparing the meals.

Visit the McLean Cares Facebook Page for additional information, or if you have any questions about the McLean Cares Initiative or how you can support this work, please contact Augusta Niday