Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA)
Annandale Christian Community for Action
Between March 14 th  and May 31 st , ACCA, Inc. received terrific support from our donors. Since mid-March, over 500 donors have contributed about $200,000 to ACCA, Inc. Many of these donors are first-time contributors, whom we welcome to the ACCA community. Your generosity has enabled us to continue to support our low-income neighbors during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our heartfelt thanks to all of our donors!
In May, the ACCA food pantry benefited from the Stuff the Bus program which delivered 2 tons of food from recent food drives. The Capital Area Food Bank also delivered 1 1/2 tons of food and the Bailey's Crossroads Rotary Club continues to support the food pantry with frequent deliveries. Thank you all!
Food Pantry Collections at ACCA
Because of the increased need for emergency food supplies, we will continue to collect donations on Saturday mornings from 9 am. – noon through July 25 at the food pantry located at 7200 Columbia Pike (trailer separate from the day care center) in Annandale. Weekday food collections will take place from 1 – 5 p.m. Pantry volunteers are following social distancing guidelines while volunteering at the pantry and we encourage visitors to keep the health and safety of our volunteers in mind while donating. 
These are the most-needed items right now. Please share with your friends and neighbors. For more information or to help at the pantry, please contact .

Child Development Center News
The ACCA Child Development Center distributed books to families in June. Books were provided by Books Are Food for Your Brain Fairfax and complimented the food bags for our families. Thank you to all of our wonderful community partners.
Do You Need a Face Covering?
While the use of cloth face coverings has been recommended during the COVID-19 outbreak, as of May 29, 2020, the Commonwealth of Virginia now requires that people wear cloth face coverings when spending time in indoor public settings. Lutheran Social Services of the National Capital Area is connecting refugee seamstresses with the Northern Virginia community. Support local refugee women and families during these difficult times by purchasing homemade face masks. Masks are $8/each (cash preferred), with optional tip, and 100% of the profits go directly to the seamstress who made the masks. Contact-less pick-up and delivery of finished masks is available as well as mail delivery, and orders are generally completed within 1-2 days. For all questions and order requests, please email Netra Anand, Refugee Health Liaison, at .
Ministries Updates for May
Food Ministry - we helped 292 families consisting of 1,022 clients with either food deliveries or gift cards.

Family Emergency Assistance - $339,000 in assistance was provided to 755 clients in 215 households.

Rebuilding Together .- has been postponed until the fall.

Furniture Ministry - pickups and deliveries will hopefully resume in late June with changes in place in order to comply with the directives on social distancing, and personal protective equipment.
Transportation - The ACCA-Shepherd's Center joint transportation program provided 30 rides in May. During the pandemic, the program has been providing weekday trips to grocery stores and food banks. Recently it has also begun providing a small number of contactless food deliveries (4 in May), working with the County, Food for Others, and ECHO.

CROP Walk -  A virtual walk is being planned for October 27. Even though we will not be walking in person this year, we are still walking and raising money – just in a new way!  Find out more .

Homework Club - has been postponed due to the school closures.

ACCA remains committed to the challenge of Jesus, as described in Matthew 25:40: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.”