APTS Food Program at Mt. Vernon HS

Beginning in October 2017, https://placetostand.org/apts-food-program-at-mt-vernon-hs/A Place to Stand began supporting a Food Program at Mt. Vernon High School.  The program currently serves over 100 students per week thanks to donations from Panera Bread, produce from the Mosaic Farmer’s Market, shelf stable food from the Mount Calvary Community Church, and other support.  If your organization is able to help sustain this program through monetary or in-kind donations, please contact Gordon Brown at gordon@placetostand.org.

To help sustain this food program and to increase the number of students we serve, APTS helped sponsor a day of service to renovate the courtyard gardens at Mt. Vernon High School.

The Garden at Mt. Vernon High School

On April 21, 2018 more than 100 volunteers from a half dozen organizations came to clean, dig, plant, weed, mulch, and build in the courtyard of MVHS.  EJ Delpero of the Mason Veterans Association and Service Year Alliance coordinated and spearheaded the effort.

The newly renovated courtyard is both beautiful and functional.  The garden will provide fresh vegetables to members of the Mt. Vernon community in need, in a sustainable manner.  Approximately 50% of Mt. Vernon high school students and families suffer hunger.  This is a collaborative effort that has already enjoyed the support of numerous organizations.  The sustaining organizations are primarily two student clubs:  The Humanitarian Club and the Make-A-Difference Club, as well as A Place to Stand.  If you are willing and able to support the effort to sustain the gardens, and help us to get food out to the community, please donate to A Place to Stand.


Thank you to George Mason’s Student Veterans of America, Travis Manion Foundation, The Mission Continues, Wounded Warrior Project, Minority Veterans of America and Service Year Alliance for collaborating with A Place to Stand to transform the gardens at Mt. Vernon High School.