ABOUT US

Serving Our Community

Expectation Church

Expectation Church exists so that people far from God will experience faith in Christ. Christian has been the Senior Pastor at Expectation Church since June of 2019. Already, he has seen God’s hand at work establishing the ministry at the new Braddock Road campus and is both energized and eager to see all that God has planned for the church as it meets the needs of our community. Expectation Church is producing the Feed Fairfax 5k for our community.

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Ken

Ken is an experienced race director, triathlete, and marathoner, and loves to use his skills to serve others and give back to the community. He’s a Christian, Marine, husband, father, and has a passion for servant leadership. Ken believes that we will never find the best version of ourselves in our comfort zone. Fun fact about Ken: While he grew up in PA, he was actually born right here in Inova Fairfax Hospital.

Noelle

Noelle has been running, creating, and directing road races for over 12 years. She’s a personal trainer, nutritionist, podcast host and the founder of coconutsandkettlebells.com. Noelle is passionate about being the hands and feet of Jesus to people in the community and is a wife and mom of two amazing kids. Fun fact about Noelle: As a former marketing manager in the running industry, Noelle has worn or owned just about every running shoe on the planet.

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John & Julie

John and Julie are lifelong Northern Virginia residents. Together they own and operate Johnny Flash Productions and are the parents of four wonderful children. They love getting their whole family involved in community outreach with Expectation Church, teaching their children to be the hands and feet of Christ, and helping those in need. John & Julie run together three times per week, rain or shine!

Food for Others

Food For Others' mission is to distribute food to our neighbors in need by mobilizing our giving community and volunteers. Food For Others is an important part of Northern Virginia’s safety net for those needing food when an emergency strikes and for the growing number of working poor who need to supplement their inadequate food supplies. They are the food supplier and distributor of food that is packed on race day.

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We envision a community where everyone is housed and fed and experiences God’s love. In 2021, we launched a Free Food Fridge program to provide supplemental fresh nutritious food options to local families at Chantilly High School and the Boys & Girls Club of Chantilly.

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Too many kids were coming to school on Monday mornings with empty stomachs and were having difficulty concentrating because they were hungry. Thanks to Food for Others providing weekend packs, these at-risk children come to school more ready to learn and more self-confident.”

Jane Thatcher FCPS Social Worker

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What We Do

Raise Awareness

We are a community coming together to solve a problem. One in six children in our county does not have enough food to eat. Ninety-eight percent of teachers will tell you hunger affects a child's ability to learn. We all agree that having hungry children as our neighbors is not okay as a community. This is why we created the Feed Fairfax 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run. Through this race, you can be a part of the movement to end child hunger.

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Every $5 you spend on your race entry or donation will purchase seven weekend meals, called a Power Pack. This allows a child to eat when they do not have access to free and reduced meals outside of school hours. As part of the event, you get to be a part of the change with your feet and feel the impact with your hands.

Join us on May 14th to run/walk and assemble Power Packs for hungry children in Fairfax!

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Be the Feet

100% of your race entry fee and donations goes to purchasing food to end childhood food insecurity in our county. All of the overhead for the race is covered by our sponsors.

This is a 100% volunteer-driven event by community members who want to end childhood food insecurity.

Be the Hands

Upon finishing the race, each runner/walker is asked to pack the food they purchased with their race entry fee. The fee covers seven Power Packs! These Power Packs are distributed by Food for Others in conjunction with Fairfax County Public Schools. You are helping to end child hunger in our community TODAY!

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Continued Success

Last year in our inaugural year, we had over 300 people participate in the race, packed 14,700 meals, and raised over $24,000. We know that together we can do even bigger things this year!