Grocery Gift Card Drive for VES Families with Food Insecurity

The VES PTA on behalf of the student community at Vienna Elementary School is announcing the launch of a fall grocery gift card drive to benefit VES families with food insecurity. A local nonprofit organization, Belong, provided assistance to families over the summer but that assistance is ending, so grocery gift cards for stores including Giant, Target, Safeway, and Wal-Mart will be collected Monday, August 25 through Tuesday, September 1 by the Bryant family. Once gift cards and donations are collected, gift cards will be handed over to VES Principal John Carmichael so he can distribute them to VES families in need.

To donate, you can drop off grocery gift cards at the Bryants’ home at 231 Talahi Rd SE Vienna, VA. They are placing a donation box on a couch next to their front door and will be checking it regularly. You can also send electronic contributions to Brandon Bryant via Venmo or Paypal if you prefer. Venmo: @BrandonBryant75 and PayPal: bbryantmd@gmail.com. All funds sent to Brandon will be used to purchase Giant gift cards, which will then be given to Mr. Carmichael. Please email Kim Bryant at kimbjapan@yahoo.com with questions. The VES community was incredibly generous during this spring’s grocery gift card drives, and VES families who need a helping hand will sincerely appreciate your assistance once again. Thank you!