It’s sometimes a challenge to find an hour or two in our busy schedules to volunteer. Imagine trying to squeeze in the time during your spouse’s senate campaign.
The Capital Area Food Bank had a fabulous time with Anne Holton, wife of former Virginia Governor and current U.S. Senate candidate Tim Kaine on October 16 when she stopped by to volunteer at our Northern Virginia food distribution center located in Lorton.
“I came to highlight the great work these guys are doing, and how important it is during these tough days,” she told me during her visit.
Ms. Holton was Virginia’s first daughter when her father Linwood Holton served as governor from 1970-1974. She became Virginia’s First Lady in 2005 when her husband Tim Kaine took office.
Ms. Holton devoted her career to serving as an advocate for Virginia’s families and children. She served as an attorney for the Central Virginia Legal Aid, served as a judge on the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court and was the Chief Judge to the court from 2000-2002.
When her husband was elected, Ms. Holton stepped down from the bench and launched her signature initiative, “For Keeps: Families for all Virginia Teens,” finding and strengthening permanent family connections for older children in foster care, or children at risk for entering care.
During her visit to the food bank, she packed Kids Cafe bags, and told me “programs like Kids Cafe at the Capital Area Food Bank provide critical services for children in need in our communities.”
Our Kids Cafe program works with local partners and community centers to provide nutritious meals to children in Northern Virginia. Last year, the program served more than 344,000 meals to more than 1,800 children.
The Capital Area Food Bank thanks Anne Holton for volunteering her time and bringing attention to the issue of child hunger in Northern Virginia. If you would like to volunteer your time please visit http://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/volunteer/ to sign up to volunteer.