March 14, 2024
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I-66 EMP Donates New Industrial-Strength Refrigerator To Food For Others

Fairfax-Based Food Bank Receives 12.8-Cubic-Foot Fridge From 66 Express Operator

Manassas, Va. March 14, 2024 – As part of the company’s mission to help reduce food insecurity in Northern Virginia, I-66 Express Mobility Partners (I-66 EMP) – builders and operators of the 66 Express Outside the Beltway – today donated a new upright commercial refrigerator to local food bank and longtime non-profit partner Food For Others.

Manufactured by Jaecool, the new fridge is eco-friendly and holds a capacity of 12.8 cubic feet for keeping food and beverages cold and fresh. Food For Others will put the refrigerator to use immediately.

“Our friends at the 66 Express have really stepped up, and we appreciate their continued partnership,” said Deb Haynes, executive director of Food For Others. “This new refrigerator is a high-impact gift that will benefit our clients for years to come.”

I-66 EMP has enjoyed a partnership with Food For Others since the 66 Express opened with full operations in November 2022. That year, the roadway operator held a food drive for Food For Others which netted nearly 600 pounds of fresh and non-perishable food in time for Thanksgiving.

In November 2023, I-66 EMP provided a $5,000 donation toward Food For Others’ Power Pack program, funding 7,500 meals plus healthy snacks for food-insecure students attending Fairfax County Public Schools.

“Even in an affluent region like ours, there are still families who don’t have enough nutritious food to eat,” said Nancy H. Smith, director of corporate affairs for I-66 EMP. “We’re grateful for the amazing work Food For Others does in our community, and we’re happy to support their work fighting food insecurity in Northern Virginia.”

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 distributes weekend meal packs to roughly 3,700 students weekly. Learn more about how to donate and how to get involved at 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, Do More. Visit 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.