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.
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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

This morning families picking up food will also receive bags of ground coffee from Caffe Amouri! Caffe Amouri has been r...
05/03/2021

This morning families picking up food will also receive bags of ground coffee from Caffe Amouri! Caffe Amouri has been running a Cup on the Wall campaign where customers buy their drink and purchase another to put on the wall for someone who cannot afford a drink. They received so many donated cups that they were able to donate bags of coffee for families receiving food at FFO!

Mother's Day is NEXT WEEKEND! Honor the moms you love most with a gift that helps other moms feed their families. Donate...
04/30/2021

Mother's Day is NEXT WEEKEND! Honor the moms you love most with a gift that helps other moms feed their families. Donate least $25 at the link below and we will send a personalized Mother's Day card to a mom in your life. https://bit.ly/3skIxU4

Mother's Day is NEXT WEEKEND! Honor the moms you love most with a gift that helps other moms feed their families. Donate least $25 at the link below and we will send a personalized Mother's Day card to a mom in your life. https://bit.ly/3skIxU4

FFO has been providing meat, produce, and other donated items to St Matthew's UMC to assist with their twice per week gr...
04/28/2021

FFO has been providing meat, produce, and other donated items to St Matthew's UMC to assist with their twice per week grocery giveaway. In addition to food, families who attend the distribution receive diapers, knitted items from the congregation, and books for children from Books Are Food For Your Brain. St. Matthew's UMC significantly increased the number of families they served due to the pandemic, from about 60 families per month to over 300. We've been so happy to support them in providing local families with nutritious foods!

Sending a huge thank you to Fiore Montessori School! They created a school cookbook & donated the proceeds to feed famil...
04/27/2021

Sending a huge thank you to Fiore Montessori School! They created a school cookbook & donated the proceeds to feed families in need. #foodforothers #neighborsfeedingneighbors #giveback

Sending a huge thank you to Fiore Montessori School! They created a school cookbook & donated the proceeds to feed families in need. #foodforothers #neighborsfeedingneighbors #giveback

FFO had out first ever Power Pack Program food Task Force with students from Thoreau Middle School in Vienna. The studen...
04/26/2021

FFO had out first ever Power Pack Program food Task Force with students from Thoreau Middle School in Vienna. The students did taste testing with power packs and filled out a survey to let us know what they would like to receive in the packs. In the end, oatmeal was the big winner!! Sending A HUGE “Thank you!” to the 11 taste testers and a special thanks to Ms. Jill Gallagher, Ms. Kerrie Turner and Ms. Mirna for making it all happen.

ICNA Relief distributing Ramadan boxes. Food for Others provided a few key items including dates, cooking oil, biscuit m...
04/21/2021

ICNA Relief distributing Ramadan boxes. Food for Others provided a few key items including dates, cooking oil, biscuit mix, and rice.

ICNA Relief distributing Ramadan boxes. Food for Others provided a few key items including dates, cooking oil, biscuit mix, and rice.

It's almost Mother's Day! Show your mom you care with a gift that helps local moms feed their kids! Donate at least $25 ...
04/15/2021
Make your mom proud this Mother's Day!

It's almost Mother's Day! Show your mom you care with a gift that helps local moms feed their kids! Donate at least $25 and FFO will send your mom a personalized Mother's Day card.
https://bit.ly/3skIxU4

Donate $25 to send a personalized Mother's Day card to a mom in your life.

Very grateful for Moxie Pest Control Chantilly packing Power Packs for over 100 students in need! Thank you for feeding ...
04/14/2021

Very grateful for Moxie Pest Control Chantilly packing Power Packs for over 100 students in need! Thank you for feeding kids in our community.

“Our team hopes that on special occasions- whether that is Ramadan, Easter, or even national holidays like Thanksgiving-...
04/13/2021
FFO and ICNA Relief provide key items to families observing Ramadan

“Our team hopes that on special occasions- whether that is Ramadan, Easter, or even national holidays like Thanksgiving- we can give the community food relief and a smile on their face when they see an item that they really like. That’s what we strive for.” - Akmal Hussain, ICNA Relief’s VA Food Pantry Coordinator.
ICNA Relief

https://www.foodforothers.org/ffo-and-icna-relief-provide-key-items-to-families-observing-ramadan/

Food for Others is partnering with ICNA Relief in Alexandria to provide a few key, culturally important food items to families observing Ramadan.

After a little more than a year of composting, FFO has diverted nearly 6,000 pounds of waste and offset enough miles to ...
04/01/2021

After a little more than a year of composting, FFO has diverted nearly 6,000 pounds of waste and offset enough miles to drive to Los Angeles and back! So thankful for our partnership with Compost Crew which made this possible.

After a little more than a year of composting, FFO has diverted nearly 6,000 pounds of waste and offset enough miles to drive to Los Angeles and back! So thankful for our partnership with Compost Crew which made this possible.

02/11/2021
Food for Others short documentary

Documentary by Layth Alwatban featuring Food for Others' COVID-19 response won best documentary at the Beyond the Curve International Film Festival. Watch the video at the link below. https://bit.ly/373OjBY

A look into the post-COVID-19 food security issues from the perspective of the staff of Food for Others pantry in Fairfax, Virginia. A food pantry located in...

Food for Others has partnered with She Believes In Me, an organization that supports and empowers young girls, to offer ...
02/04/2021
FFO partners with She Believes in Me to start food pantry

Food for Others has partnered with She Believes In Me, an organization that supports and empowers young girls, to offer food distributions for families in Herndon. Not only does SBIM deliver food right to families' doors, they also also offer a pop-up distribution at Floris United Methodist Church. Check out our latest blog to learn more! https://bit.ly/39NLPsS

Food for Others has partnered with She Believes in Me, a local organization that supports young girls

We need your help! We are running very low on the reusable grocery bags that we use to transport power packs to schools....
01/27/2021

We need your help! We are running very low on the reusable grocery bags that we use to transport power packs to schools. If you have extra reusable bags to donate, please bring them by the FFO warehouse. Thank you!

Special thank you to Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Alfred Street Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry, the ...
01/25/2021

Special thank you to Agudas Achim Congregation in Alexandria, Alfred Street Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry, the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Arlington Chapter, and Burgundy Farms for supporting FFO's Power Pack Program for the Martin Luther King, Jr. DAY OF SERVICE. They packed and donated 1,300 weekend meals for kids in need!
Read more about the event in the Connection Newspapers: https://bit.ly/2Yf1s64

Thank you to all of you who made this possible. Though many people are struggling to afford food right now, we are commi...
01/22/2021

Thank you to all of you who made this possible. Though many people are struggling to afford food right now, we are committed to feeding everyone who needs help.

FFO volunteer headed out to our Burke neighborhood site last night. We distributed some donated items along with plenty ...
01/15/2021

FFO volunteer headed out to our Burke neighborhood site last night. We distributed some donated items along with plenty of produce and bread from Wegmans🍊🥬🍎

Patrick working hard to load up our community partner with as much food as possible! We’re thankful for our new partners...
01/08/2021

Patrick working hard to load up our community partner with as much food as possible! We’re thankful for our new partnerships that reach more families in need of food.

Help us ensure families do not go hungry this holiday season. From now till the end of the year, when you donate by text...
12/18/2020

Help us ensure families do not go hungry this holiday season. From now till the end of the year, when you donate by texting “hunger” to 72572, Capital One Center will match your gift! The top 3 donors will receive a $250 gift card to Wegmans in Tysons.

Though the Greater DC area is one of the wealthiest regions in the nation, more than 600,000 are food insecure. FFO's Ex...
12/14/2020
Perspective | Growing threat of hunger in a wealthy region is blunt example of economic inequality

Though the Greater DC area is one of the wealthiest regions in the nation, more than 600,000 are food insecure. FFO's Executive Director, Annie Turner, explains that many of our clients still struggle to afford food even though they have a job, or two. Read the full story below: https://wapo.st/3qWGRRq

Demand at food banks is higher than during the Great Recession. The recovery will take years.

FFO delivered fresh produce & non perishables to She Believes In Me's pop-up distribution. This new FFO community partne...
12/10/2020

FFO delivered fresh produce & non perishables to She Believes In Me's pop-up distribution. This new FFO community partner provides emotional support & teaches life skills to young girls. We've partnered with them to feed the girls' families during the pandemic. She Believes in Me is having a holiday gift distribution- visit their website www.shebelievesinme.org to contribute.

'Tis the season to give back! Throughout the month of December, Capital One Center's Cares campaign will help Food for O...
12/04/2020
Capital One Center

'Tis the season to give back! Throughout the month of December, Capital One Center's Cares campaign will help Food for Others feed families. Capital One Center will match donations up to $5,000 AND the top 3 donors will receive a $250 gift card to Wegmans! To contribute, donate on the campaign page below or text “HUNGER” to 72572.
https://www.capitalonecenter.com/community/happy-holidays

This holiday season, our latest Capital One Center Cares campaign will support Food for Others, the largest food bank in Northern Virginia, in partnership with Wegmans. Capital One Center has committed to match 100% of donations made to Food for Others during the month of December.

Sending a special shout out to one of our Rockstar volunteers, Diane! Diane has been a volunteer with FFO since 2009 & c...
12/03/2020

Sending a special shout out to one of our Rockstar volunteers, Diane! Diane has been a volunteer with FFO since 2009 & comes in every week to help us sort donations, stock shelves, and prepare food for our community partners. Last week, Diane helped the warehouse staff quickly weigh in and make room for new donations during the Thanksgiving rush. We couldn't have gotten through it without her!

#Wednesdayinspiration: Sayva raised $750 for Food for Others by selling environmentally friendly cards with seeds that y...
12/02/2020
SAYVA | Teens Helping Others

#Wednesdayinspiration: Sayva raised $750 for Food for Others by selling environmentally friendly cards with seeds that you can plant! We're so thankful for these teens helping us feed hungry families.
https://www.sayvateens.org/

SAYVA is a teen led, nonprofit service organization. With over 40 Teen Ambassadors, SAYVA is making a difference every day through serving, leading community events, building awareness and fundraising for partner organizations.

School may be online this fall, but Food for Others is still delivering Power Packs to hungry kids. Check out our blog t...
11/18/2020
Getting Power Packs to hungry students during online learning

School may be online this fall, but Food for Others is still delivering Power Packs to hungry kids. Check out our blog to read about how we're operating our Power Pack Program & how you can help us feed kids in need! https://bit.ly/2UDcGj3

Although Fairfax County Public Schools are online this fall, Food for Others is still providing Power Packs to students facing hunger.

11/17/2020
www.givelocaltogether.org

Want to help Food for Others feed families in need this holiday season? You can help us raise money by creating your own fundraiser through The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington's Give Local Campaign. Follow the link below and click JOIN TEAM to personalize your page and share it with your friends & family. Thank you for making a difference this year.

LOVE seeing our truck absolutely filled with donations everyday thanks to Paul VI Catholic High School annual food drive...
11/16/2020

LOVE seeing our truck absolutely filled with donations everyday thanks to Paul VI Catholic High School annual food drive! This is one of our largest food drives & it helps us feed so many children in need through our power pack program. Thank you Paul VI Catholic High School!

34 families served at our pop up mobile pantry last night! At the mobile site, we distributed boxes of chicken, produce,...
11/13/2020

34 families served at our pop up mobile pantry last night! At the mobile site, we distributed boxes of chicken, produce, milk, eggs, flour, rice, soup & canned goods.

Happy Halloween from Food for Others!
10/30/2020

Happy Halloween from Food for Others!

WE NEED YOUR HELP - Thanksgiving is coming and our freezer is full of turkeys and chickens, but we're a little short on ...
10/28/2020

WE NEED YOUR HELP - Thanksgiving is coming and our freezer is full of turkeys and chickens, but we're a little short on side dishes. The next time you shop, add a few trimmings to your cart to help families in need have a great Thanksgiving! We especially need stuffing and gravy.

Loved these burritos from District Taco!🌮🌮 They donated lunch to the FFO staff as part of their burritos for heroes prog...
10/27/2020

Loved these burritos from District Taco!🌮🌮 They donated lunch to the FFO staff as part of their burritos for heroes program! #burritodrop

PLNT Burger in Tysons is hosting a plant-based friendraiser for FFO TOMORROW NIGHT, 5-9PM! Stop by to enjoy delicious bu...
10/26/2020

PLNT Burger in Tysons is hosting a plant-based friendraiser for FFO TOMORROW NIGHT, 5-9PM! Stop by to enjoy delicious burgers, fries & shakes while supporting Food for Others!

Nico is 5 years old and loves shiny rocks, vehicles, jewelry and carbs. He hopes to raise lots of money to help buy carb...
10/20/2020

Nico is 5 years old and loves shiny rocks, vehicles, jewelry and carbs. He hopes to raise lots of money to help buy carbs for all the hungry people in the greater DC metro area. Sammy is 5 years old and loves vehicles, astronauts, ninja turtles and all food. For their 5th BIRTHDAY, Nico & Sammy are selling their art on Etsy to raise money for FFO! Check it out: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ManchesterMunchkins

So excited for our new partnership with Wegmans Tysons! This morning, the new store made a $5,000 donation to FFO in hon...
10/09/2020

So excited for our new partnership with Wegmans Tysons! This morning, the new store made a $5,000 donation to FFO in honor of their grand opening which will take place on Nov 4. As Wegmans Tysons prepares to open, their artisans are practicing baking bread & pastries - which they donate to families in need. We picked up a full pallet of bread just this morning!
To read more about our partnership with Wegmans Tysons, check out this article in the Tysons Reporter: https://bit.ly/2GEO8mk

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2938 Prosperity Ave
Fairfax, VA
22031

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00

Telephone

(703) 207-9173

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