ReachFar Sets Arlington, Virginia Thanksgiving Food Drive to Benefit Two Needy Families

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The food drive complements ReachFar's focus on reducing obesity by expanding community awareness.

Remember to focus on healthy eating, physical fitness, and wellness on Thanksgiving

ReachFar Foundation, an Arlington, VA non-profit organization, plans its first annual Thanksgiving food drive for 2013. ReachFar provides advocacy, educational support, mentoring, physical fitness and wellness services to youth and young adults.

“We invite families, individuals, and organizations to leave non-perishable foods with us so that we can distribute to the two needy families in the Arlington area that we will identify,” says Kinite McCrae, executive director of ReachFar.

Food may be left at their headquarters, 2200 North Pershing Drive, Suite 2C, Arlington, VA 2220 through November 26 at Monday or Thursday, 9-5 pm, and from 9 am to 7 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.

McCrae sees the food drive as a natural component of their focus on reducing obesity by expanding community awareness. “Hopefully donators to the food drive will learn about our curricula that include battling obesity through healthy eating and physical activity as demonstrated in our gymnastics classes and unique Saturday Camp," she says.

At ReachFar, their overall focus is on informal environments where young citizens develop positive attitudes about healthy eating, physical fitness, and wellness.

“Since I’m a minister by training,” reveals McCrae, “I see our food drive as another way to reach out to others who are less fortunate.”

Before starting ReachFar, McCrae was educated at Strayer University and the Art Institute of Washington. She has held assignments in corporate America and worked for the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to help create and support youth and young adult platforms.

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