No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to partner with Reverend Jamilla Gault and her Blessing Bags and Beyond program to build a little free pantry in Bealeton, Virginia. Rev. Gault founded the organization in December 2020 to provide free hygiene bags for women and men in need. Expanding on her efforts, Gault used funds from NCGH to build a little free pantry to make hygiene products and non-perishable food items available for community members needing immediate assistance.
Rev. Gault’s mission is to help as many people as possible.
“I’ve always wanted to help people,” said Rev. Gault in a recent interview with Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine. “I love serving in any capacity. I may not be able to save the world, but I can do the best I can.” Rev. Gault’s efforts extend throughout Loudoun, Prince William, and Fauquier Counties in Virginia.
As a special education teacher, reverend, and someone passionate about giving back to her community, Rev. Gault was first inspired to start adding little free pantries to her service offering after she saw a hashtag on social media for #BlessingBags.
“People were keeping bags filled with hygiene products in their cars, and if they saw someone in need, they would offer them one — a blessing bag,” said Rev. Gault. “It inspired me to do the same, and as I was driving around with these bags in my car, I kept thinking how great it would be if this effort could be bigger.”
To find financial support for the materials needed for Blessing Bags and Beyond’s first pantry, Rev. Gault applied for pantry funding from No Child Goes Hungry.
“It fills my heart with joy to see initiatives like Blessing Bags and Beyond build momentum and come to fruition,” said NCGH Founder and Director Rev. Kären Rasmussen. “Rev. Gault is doing critical work in her community, making a difference for so many people in need. I am excited to see how much more of an impact she and her supporters can make in Virginia.”
To apply for little free pantry funding from NCGH, complete an application.