FISH has partnered with People Helping People, a non-profit located in Warrenton, VA that assists community members with overdue utility bills. In an effort to provide added assistance to these individuals, our Food For Fuel program allows those with past due bills to visit Fauquier FISH weekly for a pre-determined amount of time to receive food assistance. People Helping People refers their clients to us and we then provide groceries to these individuals as part of our traditional food pantry services. This program runs from November 1st to April 30th each year, the months during which heating costs traditionally rise for most families. The idea behind this program is that money saved on groceries can be diverted to unpaid utility bills.
Check out our Food for Fuel flyer here.