March 19, 2020
We are working closely with government and community partners to continue critical supportive services safely and will be updating plans regularly. If you see someone in need or experiencing health concerns, please contact Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning at 1-703-222-0880 or “211” for guidance. We are providing referrals and support as able. As of Tuesday, March 17, Cornerstones is open and assisting our community at the following program sites and locations.
Assistance Services and Pantry Program
Open Monday – Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and every first Saturday of the month 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Embry Rucker Community Shelter and Winter Overflow and Hypothermia programs
Embry Rucker Community Shelter
We request that shelter volunteers, including meal servers, front desk staffers, donations assistants, and childcare providers, as well as scheduled volunteer groups, refrain from coming in for the next two weeks. (3/12/20-3/27/20) We may extend this period, as the situation evolves.
We rely heavily on volunteer/donor support of the following resources. If at all possible, we hope that you will consider these alternate plans instead of an outright cancellation.
Please contact Adrian Chadwell at Adrian.Chadwell@cornerstonesva.org or 571 323-3675 to confirm your donation and arrange alternate plans for delivery of the food your group was to provide.
Options might include:
Hypo Meal Caterers
Bagged Meal Caterers
There will be a table or shelf set up in front of our shelter for donors to drop off other goods. Priority needs at this time include:
Cornerstones Food Pantry /Assistance Services, ASAPP
We anticipate a higher than usual demand for services from under-resourced families, as children are out of school and in need of meals typically covered by school meal programs. Adults who work hourly jobs and may be off from work will also be adversely affected. Seniors may be in greater need as they are shut off from family members and other usual resources. Please consider financial donations to assist during this time.
Food and Gift Card Donors—You may come into the pantry to make your donation. If you have reservations about entering the public building, call 571-323-1410 and a staff member may be able to assist you outside.