A Simple Gesture Delivered 100 Tons of Food Since Inception!

Over 15,000 Pounds of Food Collected!

Thanks go to the more than 870 wonderful Simple Gesture donors who placed their cool, green bags out on Saturday. Through your generosity we delivered 15,775 pounds of food to the four area pantries that we are supporting. This helped us to set another record. Our 48 drivers and 26 food sorting volunteers did a splendid job. This collection brings the total of food collected since our start to 200,000 pounds!
A special thank you goes to the four volunteers who make A Simple Gesture work so well:
  • Rachel Freytag – Volunteer Coordinator
  • Allison Rettman – Database Manager
  • Karen Peterson – Route Manager
  • Tiffany Diehl – Route Manager
Thank you to all of the members and the families of Brownie Troop 6006 for signing up to be donors.
Another thank you goes to Rebecca Rankin and Anita Molnar for organizing a food collection for us at GMAC. They also provided many bags of toiletry items to the South Lakes High School Food Pantry using funds provided by GMAC.
You can read a wonderful article about A Simple Gesture which appears in the most recent edition of the Around Reston Magazine. It can be found on page 64 here. This is a good time to share it with a friend or neighbor and have them sign-up on our website at www.CoolGreenBag.org.