Community Spotlight: Starting To Feel That Holiday Spirit

After closing the Fall Festival gates, Cox Farms gets the Corner Market ready for Christmas trees and treats, and special visits from Santa. We are grateful for the holiday season, especially for the time we get to spend with family and friends – and chances to see our customers, of course!

Like many families throughout the region, Cox Farms also takes time to reflect on the year and all we have to be thankful for. We think of families in the area going through difficult times, and we do what we can to support our community.

Throughout the year, and as part of our Community Support programming, Cox Farms partners with Northern Virginia Family Services (NVFS), a non-profit community service organization “dedicated to helping individuals and families find new paths to self-reliance and brighter futures.” During this past summer, for example, Cox Farms provided approximately 2,000 pounds of fresh produce to NVFS. Often, fresh summer fruits and vegetables are expensive, which makes them harder to afford.  And, because produce is perishable, it is often omitted from food assistance programs in favor or non-perishable food items, like canned goods. Cox Farms worked in conjunction with NVFS’s local campus, called SERVE, to provide weekly boxed produce, which were distributed through the food assistance program at the SERVE campus.  As a result, dozens of families in our community were able to share local and nutritious produce.

Summer Peaches at Cox Farms

Summer peaches at Cox Farms were contributed to Northern Virginia Family Service, along with other fresh fruits and vegetables in 2012.

We look forward to again supporting NVFS’s SERVE this December.  For the second year, in lieu of tips, our Christmas tree team at the Corner Market will accept donations to provide holiday gifts for the children residing in the SERVE shelter and other local families in need of support.

Cox Farms looks forward to seeing everyone this season at the Corner Market, and we join you all in the holiday spirit of gratitude and community.

If you are interested in learning more about the programming of NVFS, or ways to support NVFS, visit www.nvfs.org.

See you soon!

 

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