Supporters Like You

Meet Our Donors

We are thankful for those who have made an estate gift to Food & Friends. Here are their stories.

Twice Blessed, Now Giving Back: Renata Moon

Renata Moon’s life was touched by Food & Friends twice. She first discovered the organization in 2005 when her mother was diagnosed with lung cancer and Renata became her caregiver.

Read More

Three Decades of Support: Doug Lingenfelter

Doug Lingenfelter’s first experience with Food & Friends occurred nearly three decades ago when his good friend was dealing with the final stages of AIDS.

Read More

Supporting the Future: Dr. Ben Gitterman

New to the D.C. area in the mid-'90s, Dr. Ben Gitterman, a practicing pediatrician, spent a week getting to know the city. During that time, he was invited to visit Food & Friends following his involvement in the first Washington, D.C.-to-Philadelphia AIDSRide, a 3-day fundraising bicycle trip.

Read More

From Teaching to Donating: Carol Levin

A simple phone call brought Food & Friends into Carol Levin's orbit. "I was working at the Arlington Food Assistance Center and called to get a donation, and by the time, I hung up the phone, I'd volunteered to be a cooking class chef," Carol recalls.

Read More

From Volunteer to Chef: Marta's Mission With Food & Friends

Whether she’s volunteering or working in the kitchen as a chef, no matter her involvement, Food & Friends and its mission have never been far from Marta Mirecki’s mind.

Read More