Dulles South Soup Kitchen

Chantilly, VA   |  www.dullessouthsoupkitchen.org

Mission

Our Mission is to provide nutritious hot meals, free of charge, to anyone who is seeking nourishment in a warm, dignified and compassionate environment.

Ruling year info

2020

President

Devina Mahapatra

Main address

42622 Suny Bay Ct

Chantilly, VA 20152 USA

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EIN

85-2339886

NTEE code info

Food Service, Free Food Distribution Programs (K30)

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Hot Meal Distribution

Hot and nutritious meals are distributed to anyone who is facing food insecurity in the Loudoun County

Population(s) Served
Age groups
Economically disadvantaged people
Unemployed people

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Our results

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Hot Meal Distribution

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Direction of Success

Increasing

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

In the United States, one in five children are living in a food insecure household. Not far behind the national average, in Loudoun County, one in six children go to bed hungry. In Loudoun County alone exists a population of over 115,000 children, therefore roughly 20,000 children are hungry. Hunger in children results in anxiety, depression, reduced concentration, health issues (ex: Asthma), poor academic performance, poor physical activity and experience a higher rate of hospitalizations.

Dulles South Soup Kitchen (DSSK) seeks to eliminate this hunger complex by providing food to whomever in need, no questions asked, as frequently as possible. By feeding our underprivileged individuals and families, we are eliminating at least one barrier to their individual and communal prosperity. DSSK has seen first-hand the desperate need for a nurturing, fulfilling environment for our community, but beyond that, the dire need for our organization to afford the ability to provide that environment.

Dulles South Soup Kitchen (DSSK) was created in 2020 with the food insecurity experienced by residents of Loudon County in mind. This inequity led DSSK to be formed as part of the solution in dismantling the food insecurity complex present in the area, ultimately leading to community prosperity. We strive to become well-known amongst the community as a premier soup kitchen that brings succor and comfort via hot, ready-to-eat meals to the disadvantaged in our community.

DSSK’s mission is to provide nutritious hot meals, free of charge, to anyone who is seeking nourishment, in a dignified and compassionate environment in Loudoun County, Virginia. We strive to work for and with the community to afford all residents an environment of food security. Dulles South Soup Kitchen is determined and committed to play an active role in accomplishing our main goal of donating 25,000 meals in 2021

Dulles South Soup Kitchen responds to the needs of individuals and the community at large, which are ever-evolving with meaningful, quality initiatives. Our goal is to supplement the wonderful work being done by the network of local food pantries. This is accomplished by developing a recurring drop off program to local nonprofits and homeless shelters and a weekly meal distribution program.

Our meals are donated as follows:
Tuesdays: 40 meals to Tree of Life Ministries; 30 meals to The Good Shepherd Alliance
Wednesdays: Meal Distribution to the community and Stone Springs Hospital Center (between 70-145 meals depending on registrations at one location)
Thursdays: 200 meals to Loudoun Hunger Relief
Fridays: 40 meals to Tree of Life Ministries; 30 meals to Mobile Hope
First Friday of every month: 100 meals to Salvation Army
Second Friday of every month: 200 meals to Salvation Army

Every week, we provide nutritious hot and freshly made meals, free of charge, no questions asked.

We also ask the community to participate in our “Give-A-Meal” campaign which makes it easy for residents and their network to make a substantial difference. For a small donation of $3.00, a hungry stomach will be fed, as each meal cooked at our soup kitchen costs $3.00.

We pride ourselves on fostering symbiotic partnerships with the local food pantries and organizations in our area. Currently, DSSK has built relationships with The Stone Springs Hospital Center, The Salvation Army, The Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties, Amazon Smile, Van Metre Foundation, Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, Panera, Walmart, The Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Tree of Life Ministries, The Good Shepherd Alliance, Mobile Hope, Loudoun Hunger Relief, Krops ForKids, and Nest4US.

Throughout the summer, DSSK has made several more meaningful partnerships and fostered our existing collaborations that has given us the opportunity to make major accomplishments for our young organization. We are grateful to The Stone Spring Hospital Center that hosts our weekly meal distribution by way of their parking lot, which has allowed us to distribute meals to hundreds of families.

In addition, we aspire to create corporate partnerships to provide recurring donations to the soup kitchen.

In 2021 (Jan - Aug), we have donated over 11,000 meals; built more than 15 partnerships and continue to build a reputation in the community.

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Dulles South Soup Kitchen

Board of directors
as of 02/22/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Devina Mahapatra

Dulles South Soup Kitchen

Term: 2020 - 2022

Neha Arora

Kali Vasanthan

Kumar Iyer

Anisha Nanda

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/22/2021

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