MCLEAN, Va. (WUSA) -- Saturday is the 23rd annual "Make A Difference Day", the nation's largest single day of community service.
More than three-million volunteers across the country donated their time to community service projects orchestrated by WUSA9's parent company, Gannett, and the USA Today Weekend team.
One of the biggest events took place at Gannett's headquarters in McLean, where more than 200 employees and their families gathered Saturday morning to help make a difference in the lives of thousands of children in their community.
"It's crazy when you think about the fact that we are in one of the richest counties in the country, Fairfax County, but one in seven kids doesn't know where they're going to get their next meal," said WUSA9 anchor, Jan Jeffcoat.
Gannett teamed up with a local food bank, Food for Others, to put together weekend food packs for kids who normally get a free lunch during the school week.