Food for Others

Food for Others Foodbank in NOVA Food for Others is Northern Virginia’s primary safety net for those needing food when an emergency strikes, and for the growing number of working poor who are unable to make ends meet and need to supplement their inadequate food supplies.

Food for Others obtains much of its food through food rescue operations and food drives. Staff and volunteers pick up good food that would be thrown away from local grocery stores and other retail food establishments. The food is brought to the warehouse for temporary storage, including refrigeration as appropriate. Food drives provide most of our non-perishable food.

Operating as usual

In October 2001, the first iPod came out. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was the most popular movie,  and Friends...
10/21/2021

In October 2001, the first iPod came out. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was the most popular movie, and Friends was the most popular TV show. But, most importantly, April began working at Food for Others! Happy 20th workaversary, April! Food for Others is lucky to have you!

In October 2001, the first iPod came out. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was the most popular movie, and Friends was the most popular TV show. But, most importantly, April began working at Food for Others! Happy 20th workaversary, April! Food for Others is lucky to have you!

You can help SCARE off food insecurity this spooooky season!
10/19/2021

You can help SCARE off food insecurity this spooooky season!

You can help SCARE off food insecurity this spooooky season!

Tomorrow is our second stuff the bus event! Come out for your last chance to donate!Time: 10 am to 3 pmLocation: Fairfax...
10/08/2021

Tomorrow is our second stuff the bus event! Come out for your last chance to donate!

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Location:
Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035

The PARC at Tysons (People, Art, Recreation, Community) 8508 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182

Providence District Supervisors Office 3001 Vaden Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

West Springfield Governmental Center 6140 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152

Most Needed Items:
1. cooking oil
2. corn flour maseca
3. Bag (dry) beans, peas, or lentils
4. Rice- brown or white (5lbs or smaller)
5. Canned fruit in light syrup or juice
6. Healthy hot and cold cereal
7. Healthy Snacks (raisins, granola bars)
8. Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken (15 oz or lower)
9. Canned tomatoes, low sodium (29 oz or lower)
10. Soup, low sodium (19 oz or lower)
11. Canned pasta (16 oz or lower)

Tomorrow is our second stuff the bus event! Come out for your last chance to donate!

Time: 10 am to 3 pm

Location:
Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035

The PARC at Tysons (People, Art, Recreation, Community) 8508 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182

Providence District Supervisors Office 3001 Vaden Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

West Springfield Governmental Center 6140 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152

Most Needed Items:
1. cooking oil
2. corn flour maseca
3. Bag (dry) beans, peas, or lentils
4. Rice- brown or white (5lbs or smaller)
5. Canned fruit in light syrup or juice
6. Healthy hot and cold cereal
7. Healthy Snacks (raisins, granola bars)
8. Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken (15 oz or lower)
9. Canned tomatoes, low sodium (29 oz or lower)
10. Soup, low sodium (19 oz or lower)
11. Canned pasta (16 oz or lower)

Happy Fact Friday! Contact info@foodforothers.org to learn more about getting involved!
10/08/2021

Happy Fact Friday! Contact [email protected] to learn more about getting involved!

Happy Fact Friday! Contact [email protected] to learn more about getting involved!

When I'm hungry, I feel...HangryUnfocusedSadAnxiousOctober 3rd- October 9th is Mental Health Awareness week! In honor of...
10/05/2021

When I'm hungry, I feel...

Hangry
Unfocused
Sad
Anxious

October 3rd- October 9th is Mental Health Awareness week! In honor of mental health awareness, we'd like to bring mental health into our conversation about food insecurity. Food insecurity and mental health. How are they related? Why are they related?

Read our blog post below:

https://foodforothers.org/mental-health-and-food-insecurity-connected/

When I'm hungry, I feel...

Hangry
Unfocused
Sad
Anxious

October 3rd- October 9th is Mental Health Awareness week! In honor of mental health awareness, we'd like to bring mental health into our conversation about food insecurity. Food insecurity and mental health. How are they related? Why are they related?

Read our blog post below:

https://foodforothers.org/mental-health-and-food-insecurity-connected/

10/02/2021

Come stuff the bus with us next Saturday from 10am to 3pm!

Location:
Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035

The PARC at Tysons (People, Art, Recreation, Community) 8508 Leesburg Pike Vienna, VA 22182

Providence District Supervisors Office 3001 Vaden Drive Fairfax, VA 22031

West Springfield Governmental Center 6140 Rolling Road Springfield, VA 22152

There's still time to step up for Hunger Action Month this September! Join our calendar for our final week of action and...
09/23/2021
30 Day Hunger Action Challenge - Food for Others Website

There's still time to step up for Hunger Action Month this September! Join our calendar for our final week of action and learning more about food insecurity

https://foodforothers.org/30-day-hunger-action-challenge/

FFO’s 30-Day Hunger Action Challenge September is Hunger Action Month! At a time when more people than ever are experiencing hunger, you can make a difference by participating in FFO’s Hunger Action 30-day Challenge. Print out our calendar and complete one action every day in September to fight ...

On Monday, Supervisor Dalia Palchik and Supervisor Rodney L. Lusk declared September Hunger Action Month. Food for Other...
09/16/2021

On Monday, Supervisor Dalia Palchik and Supervisor Rodney L. Lusk declared September Hunger Action Month. Food for Other's Executive Director, Annie Turner, was invited to speak on our behalf. We're grateful to have been invited by the Board of Supervisors, and we're looking forward to a productive and educational Hunger Action Month!

It's not too late to join our Hunger Action Month challenge! Print it out at the link below.
https://foodforothers.org/30-day-hunger-action-challenge/

On Monday, Supervisor Dalia Palchik and Supervisor Rodney L. Lusk declared September Hunger Action Month. Food for Other's Executive Director, Annie Turner, was invited to speak on our behalf. We're grateful to have been invited by the Board of Supervisors, and we're looking forward to a productive and educational Hunger Action Month!

It's not too late to join our Hunger Action Month challenge! Print it out at the link below.
https://foodforothers.org/30-day-hunger-action-challenge/

Come shop with us! On Thursday, September 23rd pick up a gift for yourself or a friend at Kendra Scott in the Mosaic Dis...
09/14/2021

Come shop with us! On Thursday, September 23rd pick up a gift for yourself or a friend at Kendra Scott in the Mosaic District. If you mention Food for Others at check out, 20% of the proceeds will go towards ending food insecurity.

Come shop with us! On Thursday, September 23rd pick up a gift for yourself or a friend at Kendra Scott in the Mosaic District. If you mention Food for Others at check out, 20% of the proceeds will go towards ending food insecurity.

Thanks for coming out today!
09/12/2021

Thanks for coming out today!

Tell us in the comments what you're running for! We want to hear from you!https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2...
09/10/2021

Tell us in the comments what you're running for! We want to hear from you!

https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/202-food-for-others-5k-and-fun-run?ltclid=3bc86e24-0e91-415d-bcba-dbf77cdd8724

We're currently only two days away. You can still register using the link or register the day of!

Tell us in the comments what you're running for! We want to hear from you!

https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/202-food-for-others-5k-and-fun-run?ltclid=3bc86e24-0e91-415d-bcba-dbf77cdd8724

We're currently only two days away. You can still register using the link or register the day of!

Come out tomorrow to Stuff the Bus with us! Time: 10 am to 3pmLocations:Providence Community Center 3001 Vaden Drive, Fa...
09/10/2021

Come out tomorrow to Stuff the Bus with us!

Time: 10 am to 3pm

Locations:

Providence Community Center 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

James Lee Community Center 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Providence Elementary School 3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Van Dyck Park 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035

Most Needed Items:
1. cooking oil
2. corn flour maseca
3. Bag (dry) beans, peas, or lentils
4. Rice- brown or white (5lbs or smaller)
5. Canned fruit in light syrup or juice
6. Healthy hot and cold cereal
7. Healthy Snacks (raisins, granola bars)
8. Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken (15 oz or lower)
9. Canned tomatoes, low sodium (29 oz or lower)
10. Soup, low sodium (19 oz or lower)
11. Canned pasta (16 oz or lower)

Come out tomorrow to Stuff the Bus with us!

Time: 10 am to 3pm

Locations:

Providence Community Center 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

James Lee Community Center 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Providence Elementary School 3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Van Dyck Park 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035

Most Needed Items:
1. cooking oil
2. corn flour maseca
3. Bag (dry) beans, peas, or lentils
4. Rice- brown or white (5lbs or smaller)
5. Canned fruit in light syrup or juice
6. Healthy hot and cold cereal
7. Healthy Snacks (raisins, granola bars)
8. Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken (15 oz or lower)
9. Canned tomatoes, low sodium (29 oz or lower)
10. Soup, low sodium (19 oz or lower)
11. Canned pasta (16 oz or lower)

Our annual Stuff the Bus Event is happening on September 11th! Time: 10am to 3pmLocation: Providence Community Center 30...
09/04/2021

Our annual Stuff the Bus Event is happening on September 11th!

Time: 10am to 3pm

Location:
Providence Community Center 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

James Lee Community Center 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Providence Elementary School 3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Van Dyck Park 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035
Most Needed Items:
1. cooking oil
2. corn flour maseca
3. Bag (dry) beans, peas, or lentils
4. Rice- brown or white (5lbs or smaller)
5. Canned fruit in light syrup or juice
6. Healthy hot and cold cereal
7. Healthy Snacks (raisins, granola bars)
8. Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken (15 oz or lower)
9. Canned tomatoes, low sodium (29 oz or lower)
10. Soup, low sodium (19 oz or lower)
11. Canned pasta (16 oz or lower)

Our annual Stuff the Bus Event is happening on September 11th!

Time: 10am to 3pm

Location:
Providence Community Center 3001 Vaden Drive, Fairfax, VA 22031

James Lee Community Center 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Providence Elementary School 3616 Jermantown Road, Fairfax, VA 22030

Van Dyck Park 3720 Old Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030

Fairfax County Government Center 12000 Government Center Parkway Fairfax, VA 22035
Most Needed Items:
1. cooking oil
2. corn flour maseca
3. Bag (dry) beans, peas, or lentils
4. Rice- brown or white (5lbs or smaller)
5. Canned fruit in light syrup or juice
6. Healthy hot and cold cereal
7. Healthy Snacks (raisins, granola bars)
8. Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken (15 oz or lower)
9. Canned tomatoes, low sodium (29 oz or lower)
10. Soup, low sodium (19 oz or lower)
11. Canned pasta (16 oz or lower)

Today marks only ten more days until our 7th annual Tysons 5k and Fun Run! Sign up below and support our mission to prov...
09/02/2021

Today marks only ten more days until our 7th annual Tysons 5k and Fun Run! Sign up below and support our mission to provide emergency groceries for those in need:

https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/202-food-for-others-5k-and-fun-run?ltclid=3bc86e24-0e91-415d-bcba-dbf77cdd8724

Today marks only ten more days until our 7th annual Tysons 5k and Fun Run! Sign up below and support our mission to provide emergency groceries for those in need:

https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/202-food-for-others-5k-and-fun-run?ltclid=3bc86e24-0e91-415d-bcba-dbf77cdd8724

We're 11 days out from the Tysons 5k and Fun Run! Make sure to register today so we can guarantee you a free t-shirt.
09/01/2021

We're 11 days out from the Tysons 5k and Fun Run! Make sure to register today so we can guarantee you a free t-shirt.

We're 11 days out from the Tysons 5k and Fun Run! Make sure to register today so we can guarantee you a free t-shirt.

September is Hunger Action Month! Join us for the next month to learn more about food insecurity and support our mission...
08/31/2021

September is Hunger Action Month!

Join us for the next month to learn more about food insecurity and support our mission of providing emergency grocery assistance to families in Northern Virginia.

September is Hunger Action Month!

Join us for the next month to learn more about food insecurity and support our mission of providing emergency grocery assistance to families in Northern Virginia.

Sign up for our September 12th 5k and Fun Run in Tysons Corner! https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/202-food-fo...
08/24/2021

Sign up for our September 12th 5k and Fun Run in Tysons Corner!

https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/202-food-for-others-5k-and-fun-run?ltclid=3bc86e24-0e91-415d-bcba-dbf77cdd8724

By signing up you'll:
1. Help families struggling with food insecurity due to COVID-19
2. Help children access healthy meals on weekends
3. Provide rice and beans for 25 families
4. And, last of all, you'll have a great time helping your community!

Sign up for our September 12th 5k and Fun Run in Tysons Corner!

https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/202-food-for-others-5k-and-fun-run?ltclid=3bc86e24-0e91-415d-bcba-dbf77cdd8724

By signing up you'll:
1. Help families struggling with food insecurity due to COVID-19
2. Help children access healthy meals on weekends
3. Provide rice and beans for 25 families
4. And, last of all, you'll have a great time helping your community!

Sending a Shoutout to FFO Tysons 5K Sponsor First Washington Realty! We're so thankful to have their support!! The race ...
08/19/2021

Sending a Shoutout to FFO Tysons 5K Sponsor First Washington Realty! We're so thankful to have their support!! The race is less than one month away - be sure to register by Sept 1 to be guaranteed a race shirt! Sunday, Sept 12 9AM at Tysons Corner Center or Virtual: https://bit.ly/2TDA9Um

Sending a Shoutout to FFO Tysons 5K Sponsor First Washington Realty! We're so thankful to have their support!! The race is less than one month away - be sure to register by Sept 1 to be guaranteed a race shirt! Sunday, Sept 12 9AM at Tysons Corner Center or Virtual: https://bit.ly/2TDA9Um

Sending a thank you to our 5K sponsor EAI Technologies ! We are so excited to have their team join us for the race again...
08/11/2021

Sending a thank you to our 5K sponsor EAI Technologies ! We are so excited to have their team join us for the race again this year. Havent registered yet? Sign up to run with us Sun, Sept 12 at 9AM at Tysons Corner center: https://bit.ly/2TDA9Um

Sending a thank you to our 5K sponsor EAI Technologies ! We are so excited to have their team join us for the race again this year. Havent registered yet? Sign up to run with us Sun, Sept 12 at 9AM at Tysons Corner center: https://bit.ly/2TDA9Um

Did you know? FFO offers garden space for families to grow their own fresh produce. Pictured are two of our gardeners ha...
08/09/2021

Did you know? FFO offers garden space for families to grow their own fresh produce. Pictured are two of our gardeners harvesting their veggies.

Shoutout to our 5K sponsor Freddie Mac ! They've been longtime supporters of the FFO Tysons 5K and we're so thankful to ...
08/05/2021

Shoutout to our 5K sponsor Freddie Mac ! They've been longtime supporters of the FFO Tysons 5K and we're so thankful to have them on board again this year!! Don't miss this year's race Sun Sept 12, 9AM (LIVE or VIRTUAL) - register here: https://bit.ly/2TDA9Um

Shoutout to our 5K sponsor Freddie Mac ! They've been longtime supporters of the FFO Tysons 5K and we're so thankful to have them on board again this year!! Don't miss this year's race Sun Sept 12, 9AM (LIVE or VIRTUAL) - register here: https://bit.ly/2TDA9Um

Very successful day gleaning last week! Our volunteers led by long-term volunteer Pat Snellings rescued some beautiful p...
08/02/2021

Very successful day gleaning last week! Our volunteers led by long-term volunteer Pat Snellings rescued some beautiful peaches for families in need.

Very successful day gleaning last week! Our volunteers led by long-term volunteer Pat Snellings rescued some beautiful peaches for families in need.

Congratulations to our cheers for peers winner Rossio! Those of you who know Rosie know how hard she works everyday - sh...
07/26/2021

Congratulations to our cheers for peers winner Rossio! Those of you who know Rosie know how hard she works everyday - she is always the first person in the warehouse in the morning and she hardly ever sits down. If you’ve worked with Rossio, leave us a comment to congratulate her ☺️

Congratulations to our cheers for peers winner Rossio! Those of you who know Rosie know how hard she works everyday - she is always the first person in the warehouse in the morning and she hardly ever sits down. If you’ve worked with Rossio, leave us a comment to congratulate her ☺️

Sending a huge thank you to Wegmans! They raised over $19,000 for FFO through this year's Fill the Bus campaign! This ef...
07/20/2021

Sending a huge thank you to Wegmans! They raised over $19,000 for FFO through this year's Fill the Bus campaign! This effort plays a huge role in helping us stock our shelves during the summer. Thank you Wegmans and everyone who contributed!!

Very successful day gleaning at Hollin Farms yesterday! These volunteers recovered fresh peaches for families in need. W...
07/19/2021

Very successful day gleaning at Hollin Farms yesterday! These volunteers recovered fresh peaches for families in need. We'll be gleaning at Hollin Farms every Sunday this season, sign up to join us here: https://foodforothers.volunteermatters.org/login

Great American Community Kitchen was at our warehouse this afternoon providing free hot meals to our clients. We are so ...
07/15/2021

Great American Community Kitchen was at our warehouse this afternoon providing free hot meals to our clients. We are so excited to partner with them to provide food for our neighbors in need!

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2938 Prosperity Ave
Fairfax, VA
22031

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5pm
Friday 9:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(703) 207-9173

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