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Community Lodgings, BB&T team up to Provide Emergency Food Packs for Kids during Spring Break

Community Lodging’s Volunteer and Development Coordinator, Sarah Foote and Jennifer L. Ferrara
BB&T Vice President worked with volunteers on April 7th to help stuff reusable bags providing food to children in the Arlandria-Chirilagua neighborhood during their Spring Break from school. (Courtesy photo.)

Community Lodgings teamed up with volunteers from BB&T to stuff 60 reusable bags of food for low-income and homeless children. Associates from BB&T volunteered their time on April 7th to help provide food to children during their Spring Break.

The BB&T volunteers are taking part in the company’s ninth annual Lighthouse Project. (Courtesy photo.)

“A lot of the kids in our programs are pretty food-insecure, and Spring Break can be tough on the families without their kids being able to eat Free or Reduced-Price lunches at school (during that week off),” said Sarah Foote, Community Lodgings’ Volunteer & Development Coordinator. “So this initiative was one that the families were very grateful for.”

Community Lodgings and BB&T invite other members of the community to join them as they work to assist the homeless and working-poor families in the Arlandria-Chirilagua neighborhood they call home. To volunteer or for more information, contact [email protected] or call (703) 549-4407.

“We wanted to work with Community Lodgings because of the great work they do in the Arlandria-Chiriluaga neighborhood and this project was a real need for the children and families during Spring Break” said Jennifer Ferrara, Vice President of Commercial Banking. We’re proud to team up with them and help in any way we can.”

To volunteer or for more information, contact [email protected] or call (703) 549-4407. (Courtesy photo.)

The BB&T volunteers are taking part in the company’s ninth annual Lighthouse Project. The teams have each selected a project to assist a nonprofit agency to complete between April and June to make a positive impact on the lives of people in need. BB&T hopes their efforts encourage others in the community to volunteer their time and support organizations such as Community Lodgings.

Since the inception of the BB&T Lighthouse Project in 2009, BB&T associates have completed more than 9,000 community service projects, donated more than 475,000 hours in volunteer service and touched the lives of more than 13 million people. Associates overwhelmingly voted to bring back the initiative this year. For more information about the Lighthouse Project, go to




About (Organization)

Community Lodgings is an Alexandria, VA-based nonprofit organization with a mission to lift families from homelessness and instability to independence and self-sufficiency through Transitional Housing, Affordable Housing and Youth Education Programs. For the past 30 years, Community Lodgings has provided much-needed support to Alexandria’s most vulnerable families in a variety of ways, including: financial counseling, GED tutoring, translation services, academic enrichment, food assistance, and supportive housing services. For more information about upcoming events and how you can get involved, visit their website at, contact [email protected], or call (703)-549-4407.


About BB&T
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the U.S. with $219.3 billion in assets and market capitalization of $38.1 billion as of Dec. 31, 2016. Based in Winston-Salem, N.C., the company operates 2,196 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C., and offers a full range of consumer and commercial banking, securities brokerage, asset management, mortgage and insurance products and services. A Fortune 500 company, BB&T is consistently recognized for outstanding client satisfaction by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Greenwich Associates and others. BB&T also has been named one of the World’s Strongest Banks by Bloomberg Markets Magazine, one of the top three in the U.S. and in the top 15 globally. More information about BB&T and its full line of products and services is available at





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