Baracudas' Food Drive at tomorrow's Meet
Piranhas Families, Please read this message from The Barracudas, who will be organizing a food drive during our meet with them tomorrow:

Hello Broadlands Swim Families,
Looking forward to our swim meet on Wednesday, June 26th.  We would like to invite you to participate in our local food drive.  There will be a poster and collection box at the entrance of the pool for you to drop off any donated items.  We appreciate your help!   Please see the details below.  
The Barracudas Food Drive

        We've partnered with our local food pantry, Loudoun InterFaith Relief (LIR) to collect Food Donations. LIR is located near the Leesburg Airport. Their physical address is 750 Miller Drive, Suite A-1, Leesburg, Virginia 20175.  In 2011, "LIR served an astonishing 75,967 individuals. That is a 100% increase in services over the past three years." This is just one illustration of an ever-increasing need in Loudoun County for LIR's resources.
        Food banks and pantry's are always in need of donations, and most often, they never turn them away. However, their shelves tend to be emptier in the summer months, when children are out of school. In an effort to continue the fight against hunger, while enjoying the summer with our children, we've planned a few events to keep us in the fight against hunger:
       We will have a drop off box at our "B" meet on Wednesday, June 26th. We are hoping that you will help us 'meet the need,' by filling the box with food items from LIR's pantry wish list. 
Wish List
1.  Cereal
2.  100% Juice
3.  Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
4.  Canned Meats (tuna or chicken)
5.  Mac and Cheese
6.  Chef Boyardee Products
7.  Hearty Soup
I am sure other items would be appreciated as well.  
        How else can you help?  You may not like shopping, but grocery store gift cardsare also helpful! Still there's another way in which you can help fight hunger - by making a financial donation to the Loudoun InterFaith Relief by going to their web site at and clicking DONATE NOW. In fact, just $1 provides 4 meals! If you wish to talk with someone at LIR, feel free to contact them by calling the main number 703-777-5911.
        If you have any questions regarding The Barracudas Food Drive or if additional information is needed, please feel free to contact Marion Simpson at 703-957-3240.