Today’s finalist in the Individual or Family Service category of the 2017 Cornerstones of Our Community – Best of Reston Awards is Bob Schnapp!
Feeding People with a Simple Gesture and a Cool Green Bag –
Bob Schnapp is living proof that one simple and easy good idea can change lives for the better. After learning about “A Simple Gesture” in 2014, he approached his congregation – Shoreshim of Reston – about starting an effort in Reston. Participants get a “cool, green bag” to fill up every other month with non-perishable food items and leave on the doorstep for a volunteer to pick up and take to the Cornerstones food pantry.
Bob’s efforts began modestly with 20 families and about 400 pounds of food collected on the first run. Since its inception it has grown to include more than 420 donor families, giving over 10,000 pounds of food picked up by 34 drivers and unloaded with the help of 14 food pantry volunteers.
Bob is proof positive that one person, armed with one generous idea and passion can change the world.
The Cornerstones of Our Community – Best of Reston Awards are presented in partnership by Cornerstones and Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce.
You’re Invited! Click here to reserve your seat for the April 6th Awards Gala https://www.cornerstonesva.org/BOR. Check out sponsorship opportunities too!
Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors: Bechtel Corporation and Reston Community Center, and our Leadership Sponsors: Boston Properties (Reston Town Center) and MAXIMUS Foundation!