I-66 EMP Contributes $5,000 Toward Food for Others’ Power Pack Program
Donation Will Provide 7,500 Meals Plus Snacks and Drinks to Food-Insecure Students Around Fairfax County
Manassas, VA – Thursday, November 9, 2023 – In a continued effort to fight hunger among schoolkids in Northern Virginia, today I-66 Express Mobility Partners (I-66 EMP), builder and operator of the 66 Express Outside the Beltway, donated $5,000 to the Power Pack program run by Fairfax-based nonprofit partner Food for Others.
The donation will provide 7,500 nutritious meals plus milk, juice, and healthy snacks to approximately 1,250 food-insecure students throughout Fairfax County.
“We truly appreciate the continued support of our partners at I-66 EMP,” said Deb Haynes, executive director of Food for Others. “Unfortunately, food insecurity never takes a day off, so we have a constant need for contributions to our Power Pack program throughout the school year. Donations such as these have a tremendously positive impact.”
Launched on Sept. 15, Food for Others’ Power Pack program provides two breakfast items, two lunch items, two dinner items, two snacks, milk, and juice every week to students dealing with food insecurity. Currently the program serves some 3,900 students at 52 public schools around Fairfax County.
The donation to the Power Pack program is the latest effort in the ongoing partnership between the two organizations. In December 2022, I-66 EMP held a food drive to benefit Food For Others, collecting nearly 600 pounds of fresh and non-perishable food. The roadway operator is planning another food drive for Food for Others this holiday season.
“It’s an easy decision to support Food for Others,” said Nancy H. Smith, corporate affairs director for I-66 EMP. “We greatly admire the work Food for Others does, and we’re happy to help them make a difference in the lives of Fairfax County Public School students.”
About Food for Others:
Based in Fairfax, Food For Others is one of the largest providers of emergency food assistance in Northern Virginia. The organization serves 2,600 families per week and distribute weekend meal packs to roughly 3,700 students weekly. Learn more about how to donate and how to get involved at www.FoodForOthers.org or by calling 703-207-9173.
About the 66 Express Outside the Beltway:
Part of VDOT’s Transform 66 Outside the Beltway program, the lanes of the 66 Express are a transformative 22.5-mile multi-modal mega-project featuring advanced dynamic-tolling systems to keep traffic flowing at all times. The lanes provide Northern Virginia commuters, businesses, and mass transit with a reliable option to move people, goods, and services throughout the I-66 corridor, allowing drivers to Sit Less, Live More. Visit www.Ride66Express.com to learn more, and keep up with the 66 Express on Facebook and Twitter.
About I-66 Express Mobility Partners:
I-66 Express Mobility Partners (EMP) is a consortium of leading infrastructure companies including Cintra, Meridiam, and APG. In public-private partnership (P3) with VDOT, I-66 EMP is contracted to operate the 66 Express Outside the Beltway through 2066. Connect with I-66 EMP on LinkedIn.
I-66 Express Mobility Partners:
Nancy H. Smith, Corporate Affairs Director