Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC)

Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization. Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty in southeast Fairfax County and prevent homelessness.

Featured as "One of the Best" on the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington LCAC has provided food, clothing, emergency financial assistance and outreach programs to southeastern Fairfax County for over 40 years. Found in 1975 as an all-volunteer organization, LCAC has grown to a staff of 10 (full and part-time) relying on more than 800 volunteers to serve over 300 families each week through our programs.

Featured as "One of the Best" on the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington LCAC has provided food, clothing, emergency financial assistance and outreach programs to southeastern Fairfax County for over 40 years. Found in 1975 as an all-volunteer organization, LCAC has grown to a staff of 10 (full and part-time) relying on more than 800 volunteers to serve over 300 families each week through our programs.

Operating as usual

Recently a young neighbor, Keira, raked leaves for money and used her earnings to purchase 31 pounds of food for our pan...
01/16/2022

Recently a young neighbor, Keira, raked leaves for money and used her earnings to purchase 31 pounds of food for our pantry. She donated ramen, canned fruits and other shelf-stable items we needed.

Thank you for helping your neighbors, Keira! 👏

Recently a young neighbor, Keira, raked leaves for money and used her earnings to purchase 31 pounds of food for our pantry. She donated ramen, canned fruits and other shelf-stable items we needed.

Thank you for helping your neighbors, Keira! 👏

Looking for an alternative way to support LCAC? Consider donating to our 2022 Silent Auction!Have novelty items, home dé...
01/13/2022

Looking for an alternative way to support LCAC? Consider donating to our 2022 Silent Auction!

Have novelty items, home décor, artwork, luxury goods or other items tucked away in storage? Consider donating to our 2022 Spring Into Action Gala auction. We accept gift baskets, event tickets, homewares and more!

Interested in donating? Contact Elizabeth Hankins via e-mail ([email protected]) or call (703) 339-5161 Ext. 150.

Looking for an alternative way to support LCAC? Consider donating to our 2022 Silent Auction!

Have novelty items, home décor, artwork, luxury goods or other items tucked away in storage? Consider donating to our 2022 Spring Into Action Gala auction. We accept gift baskets, event tickets, homewares and more!

Interested in donating? Contact Elizabeth Hankins via e-mail ([email protected]) or call (703) 339-5161 Ext. 150.

Thank you to our friends at the Matthew 25:34-40 Foundation for awarding us $4,000 to support our ongoing assistance nee...
01/12/2022

Thank you to our friends at the Matthew 25:34-40 Foundation for awarding us $4,000 to support our ongoing assistance needs. The funds will be spilt between our food and housing support programs!

Thank you to our friends at the Matthew 25:34-40 Foundation for awarding us $4,000 to support our ongoing assistance needs. The funds will be spilt between our food and housing support programs!

Thank you to Move With Marion who donated over $8,000 to us in 2021! WOW!
01/11/2022

Thank you to Move With Marion who donated over $8,000 to us in 2021! WOW!

Thank you to Move With Marion who donated over $8,000 to us in 2021! WOW!

Thank you to Silverbrook United Methodist Church for donating over $1,000 to our utilities fund! Donations like these he...
01/10/2022

Thank you to Silverbrook United Methodist Church for donating over $1,000 to our utilities fund! Donations like these help our neighbors keep their homes heated, lights on and more. ❤

Thank you to Silverbrook United Methodist Church for donating over $1,000 to our utilities fund! Donations like these help our neighbors keep their homes heated, lights on and more. ❤

Needs in the New Year: Our food pantry needs are always changing! Want an easy and safe way to help the community from y...
01/08/2022

Needs in the New Year:

Our food pantry needs are always changing! Want an easy and safe way to help the community from your own home? Donate via our Amazon Wish List. It's simple and just takes a few clicks. Follow the link below!

Shipping reminder: Please choose the address we provided to have your donation delivered to us if you don't wish to drop it off yourself!

Donation drop-off information: Donations can be dropped off Mondays (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), Tuesdays (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), and Thursdays (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Please DO NOT drop off donations on Wednesdays, Fridays, weekends or holidays.

SHOP NOW: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/FYHPEQVJHU5A?ref_=wl_share

Needs in the New Year:

Our food pantry needs are always changing! Want an easy and safe way to help the community from your own home? Donate via our Amazon Wish List. It's simple and just takes a few clicks. Follow the link below!

Shipping reminder: Please choose the address we provided to have your donation delivered to us if you don't wish to drop it off yourself!

Donation drop-off information: Donations can be dropped off Mondays (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), Tuesdays (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), and Thursdays (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Please DO NOT drop off donations on Wednesdays, Fridays, weekends or holidays.

SHOP NOW: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/FYHPEQVJHU5A?ref_=wl_share

Stay up-to-date on all the latest LCAC news including pantry needs, unique volunteer opportunities, special events and m...
01/07/2022

Stay up-to-date on all the latest LCAC news including pantry needs, unique volunteer opportunities, special events and more!

Signup for our weekly Friday e-blast! Just go to our website (LortonAction.org), scroll to the very bottom of the page & input your e-mail under 'Receive LCAC Updates'. You can also e-mail Elizabeth Hankins ([email protected]) to be added!

Stay up-to-date on all the latest LCAC news including pantry needs, unique volunteer opportunities, special events and more!

Signup for our weekly Friday e-blast! Just go to our website (LortonAction.org), scroll to the very bottom of the page & input your e-mail under 'Receive LCAC Updates'. You can also e-mail Elizabeth Hankins ([email protected]) to be added!

Stay up-to-date on all the latest LCAC news including pantry needs, unique volunteer opportunities, special events and m...
01/07/2022

Stay up-to-date on all the latest LCAC news including pantry needs, unique volunteer opportunities, special events and more!

Signup for our weekly Friday e-blast! Just go to our website (LortonAction.org), scroll to the very bottom of the page & input your e-mail under 'Receive LCAC Updates'. You can also e-mail Elizabeth Hankins ([email protected]) to be added!

Stay up-to-date on all the latest LCAC news including pantry needs, unique volunteer opportunities, special events and more!

Signup for our weekly Friday e-blast! Just go to our website (LortonAction.org), scroll to the very bottom of the page & input your e-mail under 'Receive LCAC Updates'. You can also e-mail Elizabeth Hankins ([email protected]) to be added!

Lorton's Attic Thrift Store will have a delayed opening today. Today's hours will be from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
01/07/2022

Lorton's Attic Thrift Store will have a delayed opening today. Today's hours will be from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Lorton's Attic Thrift Store will have a delayed opening today. Today's hours will be from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Recently, LCAC was approached by a homeless family of five in need of clothing. We were able to take them to Lorton's At...
01/06/2022

Recently, LCAC was approached by a homeless family of five in need of clothing. We were able to take them to Lorton's Attic Thrift Store and have them shop for all new clothes, valued at over $250!

When you donate to Lorton's Attic, sales go straight to our mission. Whether proceeds go toward one of our programs or the clothing goes right to a family-- your donations always make a difference. ❤

Recently, LCAC was approached by a homeless family of five in need of clothing. We were able to take them to Lorton's Attic Thrift Store and have them shop for all new clothes, valued at over $250!

When you donate to Lorton's Attic, sales go straight to our mission. Whether proceeds go toward one of our programs or the clothing goes right to a family-- your donations always make a difference. ❤

#VolunteerSpotlightA BIG shout-out goes to our Volunteer of the Month, Stephanie Patterson. Stephanie and her husband, G...
01/05/2022

#VolunteerSpotlight

A BIG shout-out goes to our Volunteer of the Month, Stephanie Patterson. Stephanie and her husband, Geoff, help us every week by picking up produce from the local farmer's market and bringing it to our pantry. Stephanie also helps by taking pictures at outreaches and designing materials for special events like our upcoming Spring Gala! We can't thank you enough for all you do for LCAC, Stephanie!

#VolunteerSpotlight

A BIG shout-out goes to our Volunteer of the Month, Stephanie Patterson. Stephanie and her husband, Geoff, help us every week by picking up produce from the local farmer's market and bringing it to our pantry. Stephanie also helps by taking pictures at outreaches and designing materials for special events like our upcoming Spring Gala! We can't thank you enough for all you do for LCAC, Stephanie!

Looking for an individual or corporate giving opportunity? Consider sponsoring LCAC's upcoming Spring Into Action Gala!W...
01/04/2022

Looking for an individual or corporate giving opportunity? Consider sponsoring LCAC's upcoming Spring Into Action Gala!

Why become a sponsor? Your contribution will help LCAC continue to distribute food to more than 1,600 people weekly through the LCAC Food Pantry, inspire more than 575 children through our after-school programs, and enrich the lives of our neighbors in so many other ways.

For more information on sponsorship packages and how your support will make an impact on our families, please contact Elizabeth Hankins, Director of Development via e-mail ([email protected]) or call (703) 339-5161 Ext. 150.

To make an online donation through our event page: https://lortonaction.ejoinme.org/sponsor

LCAC will be CLOSED once again today due to the condition of the roads. Continue to stay safe, everyone!
01/04/2022

LCAC will be CLOSED once again today due to the condition of the roads. Continue to stay safe, everyone!

LCAC will be CLOSED once again today due to the condition of the roads. Continue to stay safe, everyone!

A big "thanks!" goes to Vomela Commercial Group for donating 150 "Care Kits" containing toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand s...
01/03/2022

A big "thanks!" goes to Vomela Commercial Group for donating 150 "Care Kits" containing toothbrushes, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, tissues, non-perishable snacks, and more for our families! Thanks for thinking of us.

LCAC will be CLOSED today due to inclement weather. Stay safe, everyone! ❄️
01/03/2022

LCAC will be CLOSED today due to inclement weather. Stay safe, everyone! ❄️

LCAC will be CLOSED today due to inclement weather. Stay safe, everyone! ❄️

You can still participate in CFC giving through January 15, 2022!CFC giving is an easy way for federal employees to supp...
01/03/2022

You can still participate in CFC giving through January 15, 2022!

CFC giving is an easy way for federal employees to support our families in need, especially during these challenging times! Click here to get involved: https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome

LCAC's CFC number is #58126
You can be the #FaceofChange

You can still participate in CFC giving through January 15, 2022!

CFC giving is an easy way for federal employees to support our families in need, especially during these challenging times! Click here to get involved: https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome

LCAC's CFC number is #58126
You can be the #FaceofChange

Tickets for our Spring Into Action Gala are on sale NOW!Purchase individual tickets for $175 each or a couples ticket fo...
12/30/2021

Tickets for our Spring Into Action Gala are on sale NOW!

Purchase individual tickets for $175 each or a couples ticket for $300. Tickets include entry to the cocktail hour with passed hors oeuvres, a seated dinner, access to the silent auction, raffle, and other entertainment throughout the evening.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Hankins via e-mail ([email protected]) or call (703) 339-5161 Ext. 150.

Purchase tickets today: https://lortonaction.ejoinme.org/tix

Tickets for our Spring Into Action Gala are on sale NOW!

Purchase individual tickets for $175 each or a couples ticket for $300. Tickets include entry to the cocktail hour with passed hors oeuvres, a seated dinner, access to the silent auction, raffle, and other entertainment throughout the evening.

If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Hankins via e-mail ([email protected]) or call (703) 339-5161 Ext. 150.

Purchase tickets today: https://lortonaction.ejoinme.org/tix

It's not too late to make a difference this year...As we enter the holiday season, and you begin thinking about your imp...
12/30/2021

It's not too late to make a difference this year...

As we enter the holiday season, and you begin thinking about your impact, please consider giving to our End of Year Appeal. The winter months continue to be one of the most challenging times of year for LCAC, especially as our community continues to feel the effects of the pandemic. With temporary relief programs coming to an end, more families will turn to organizations like LCAC to meet their basic needs.

Help us support families like Natalie's.

Natalie, a mother of two daughters under 12, had to make a choice. She was suffering from domestic violence and had to make the tough decision to leave.

After facing a tumultuous journey and homelessness, Natalie eventually connected with a partner organization that was able to provide her a safe home in Lorton. Once they settled into their new home, Natalie and her girls began coming to LCAC to receive food and clothing assistance. Her daughters have even been able to participate in Kids Programming!

It is because of you we are able to continuously meet the needs of anyone who comes to us for help.

Donate today: https://donate.onecause.com/lcac/donate

It's not too late to make a difference this year...

As we enter the holiday season, and you begin thinking about your impact, please consider giving to our End of Year Appeal. The winter months continue to be one of the most challenging times of year for LCAC, especially as our community continues to feel the effects of the pandemic. With temporary relief programs coming to an end, more families will turn to organizations like LCAC to meet their basic needs.

Help us support families like Natalie's.

Natalie, a mother of two daughters under 12, had to make a choice. She was suffering from domestic violence and had to make the tough decision to leave.

After facing a tumultuous journey and homelessness, Natalie eventually connected with a partner organization that was able to provide her a safe home in Lorton. Once they settled into their new home, Natalie and her girls began coming to LCAC to receive food and clothing assistance. Her daughters have even been able to participate in Kids Programming!

It is because of you we are able to continuously meet the needs of anyone who comes to us for help.

Donate today: https://donate.onecause.com/lcac/donate

Thank you to Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria for donating over 2,500 pounds of food to our pantry earlier this month! #neigh...
12/28/2021

Thank you to Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria for donating over 2,500 pounds of food to our pantry earlier this month! #neighborshelpingneighbors

Thank you to Mercedes-Benz of Alexandria for donating over 2,500 pounds of food to our pantry earlier this month! #neighborshelpingneighbors

12/28/2021

Join King Street Bluegrass & friends at Northside 29 restaurant on December 30th for a special fundraising event to benefit LCAC!

Thank you to Fort Belvoir PEO Soldier for donating 1,226 pounds of food to our pantry earlier this month! In total, thei...
12/26/2021

Thank you to Fort Belvoir PEO Soldier for donating 1,226 pounds of food to our pantry earlier this month! In total, their donation was valued at over $2193.

12/25/2021
Thank you to Amy Maclver’s 5th grade class at Sangster Elementary School (Springfield, VA) for collecting and donating 4...
12/24/2021

Thank you to Amy Maclver’s 5th grade class at Sangster Elementary School (Springfield, VA) for collecting and donating 43 snack packs and 48 hygiene kits to our pantry! In total, their generous donation was worth almost $1,000! Way to go, class!

Thank you to Amy Maclver’s 5th grade class at Sangster Elementary School (Springfield, VA) for collecting and donating 43 snack packs and 48 hygiene kits to our pantry! In total, their generous donation was worth almost $1,000! Way to go, class!

LCAC will be CLOSED beginning TOMORROW December 24th and will remain closed next week. We will reopen January 3rd!See yo...
12/23/2021

LCAC will be CLOSED beginning TOMORROW December 24th and will remain closed next week. We will reopen January 3rd!

See you in the new year! 😊

LCAC will be CLOSED beginning TOMORROW December 24th and will remain closed next week. We will reopen January 3rd!

See you in the new year! 😊

Thank you to our nonprofit partner, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, for donating 1,727.4 pounds of fr...
12/22/2021

Thank you to our nonprofit partner, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, for donating 1,727.4 pounds of fresh produce this season. Arcadia Farm is located just a few miles away on the grounds of Woodlawn Estate. Arcadia’s demonstration farm and educational children’s garden, provide the community with a sustainable model of agriculture through hands-on community engagement. #sustainablesupport

Thank you to our nonprofit partner, Arcadia Center for Sustainable Food & Agriculture, for donating 1,727.4 pounds of fresh produce this season. Arcadia Farm is located just a few miles away on the grounds of Woodlawn Estate. Arcadia’s demonstration farm and educational children’s garden, provide the community with a sustainable model of agriculture through hands-on community engagement. #sustainablesupport

Thank you to our friends at LIFE Community Enrichment for their recent donation of $5,000 to support our families this w...
12/21/2021

Thank you to our friends at LIFE Community Enrichment for their recent donation of $5,000 to support our families this winter! #tistheseason #SeasonofGiving

Thank you to our friends at LIFE Community Enrichment for their recent donation of $5,000 to support our families this winter! #tistheseason #SeasonofGiving

Join King Street Bluegrass & friends at Northside 29 restaurant on December 30th for a special fundraising event to bene...
12/20/2021

Join King Street Bluegrass & friends at Northside 29 restaurant on December 30th for a special fundraising event to benefit LCAC!

Join King Street Bluegrass & friends at Northside 29 restaurant on December 30th for a special fundraising event to benefit LCAC!

Thanks to your help, LCAC was able to provide toys, store gift cards, and food gift cards for more than 351 households, ...
12/19/2021

Thanks to your help, LCAC was able to provide toys, store gift cards, and food gift cards for more than 351 households, reaching 1,272 individuals. A special thank you to the more than 90 donors who helped make it happen to donate more than $74,000 in goods.

Special thanks to the following large donors:

Lisa & Craig Adler, Helen & Robley Backus, Capital One HR team, Covanta Fairfax, DCS Corp, Dominion Valley Garden Club, Easterns Automotive Group, Francine & Roger Edwards, Grace Memorial AME Zion Church, Nannette & Brian Henderson, The Hulse Family, Don Keyser & Margaret Lyons, Margaret Klein, Nativity Parish Burke, Kris & Melissa Ostergard, Jason & Karen Pepin, Edwardene Pitcock, Pohick Church, SilverbrookElementary, Silverbrook United Methodist Church, Spring Valley Pediatrics, PLLC, United Way Worldwide, & Uniworld Travel.

CFC season is going on through January 15, 2022!CFC giving is an easy way for federal employees to support our families ...
12/19/2021

CFC season is going on through January 15, 2022!

CFC giving is an easy way for federal employees to support our families in need, especially during these challenging times! Click here to get involved: https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome

LCAC's CFC number is #58126
You can be the #FaceofChange

CFC season is going on through January 15, 2022!

CFC giving is an easy way for federal employees to support our families in need, especially during these challenging times! Click here to get involved: https://cfcgiving.opm.gov/welcome

LCAC's CFC number is #58126
You can be the #FaceofChange

Thank you to Nalls Produce and The Kingstowne Communion for collecting over 120 lbs. of baby wipes, diapers and food at ...
12/17/2021

Thank you to Nalls Produce and The Kingstowne Communion for collecting over 120 lbs. of baby wipes, diapers and food at their annual holiday event! We have the most amazing community partners!

Thank you to Nalls Produce and The Kingstowne Communion for collecting over 120 lbs. of baby wipes, diapers and food at their annual holiday event! We have the most amazing community partners!

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9518 Richmond Hwy
Lorton, VA
22079

General information

LCAC, P.O. Box 154, Lorton Virginia 22199-0154 Main Office, Food Pantry & Client Service Location: 9518 Richmond Highway (Behind the Lorton Community Library) Lorton's Attic: LCAC's Thrift Store - 9506 Richmond Highway, Lorton, VA 22079

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 9am - 7pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm

Telephone

(703) 339-5161

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Recently a young neighbor, Keira, raked leaves for money and used her earnings to purchase 31 pounds of food for our pantry. She donated ramen, canned fruits and other shelf-stable items we needed. Thank you for helping your neighbors, Keira! 👏
Looking for an alternative way to support LCAC? Consider donating to our 2022 Silent Auction! Have novelty items, home décor, artwork, luxury goods or other items tucked away in storage? Consider donating to our 2022 Spring Into Action Gala auction. We accept gift baskets, event tickets, homewares and more! Interested in donating? Contact Elizabeth Hankins via e-mail ([email protected]) or call (703) 339-5161 Ext. 150.
Thank you to our friends at the Matthew 25:34-40 Foundation for awarding us $4,000 to support our ongoing assistance needs. The funds will be spilt between our food and housing support programs!
Thank you to Move With Marion who donated over $8,000 to us in 2021! WOW!
Thank you to Silverbrook United Methodist Church for donating over $1,000 to our utilities fund! Donations like these help our neighbors keep their homes heated, lights on and more. ❤
Needs in the New Year: Our food pantry needs are always changing! Want an easy and safe way to help the community from your own home? Donate via our Amazon Wish List. It's simple and just takes a few clicks. Follow the link below! Shipping reminder: Please choose the address we provided to have your donation delivered to us if you don't wish to drop it off yourself! Donation drop-off information: Donations can be dropped off Mondays (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), Tuesdays (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.), and Thursdays (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.) Please DO NOT drop off donations on Wednesdays, Fridays, weekends or holidays. SHOP NOW: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/FYHPEQVJHU5A?ref_=wl_share
Stay up-to-date on all the latest LCAC news including pantry needs, unique volunteer opportunities, special events and more! Signup for our weekly Friday e-blast! Just go to our website (LortonAction.org), scroll to the very bottom of the page & input your e-mail under 'Receive LCAC Updates'. You can also e-mail Elizabeth Hankins ([email protected]) to be added!
Stay up-to-date on all the latest LCAC news including pantry needs, unique volunteer opportunities, special events and more! Signup for our weekly Friday e-blast! Just go to our website (LortonAction.org), scroll to the very bottom of the page & input your e-mail under 'Receive LCAC Updates'. You can also e-mail Elizabeth Hankins ([email protected]) to be added!
Lorton's Attic Thrift Store will have a delayed opening today. Today's hours will be from 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Recently, LCAC was approached by a homeless family of five in need of clothing. We were able to take them to Lorton's Attic Thrift Store and have them shop for all new clothes, valued at over $250! When you donate to Lorton's Attic, sales go straight to our mission. Whether proceeds go toward one of our programs or the clothing goes right to a family-- your donations always make a difference. ❤
#VolunteerSpotlight A BIG shout-out goes to our Volunteer of the Month, Stephanie Patterson. Stephanie and her husband, Geoff, help us every week by picking up produce from the local farmer's market and bringing it to our pantry. Stephanie also helps by taking pictures at outreaches and designing materials for special events like our upcoming Spring Gala! We can't thank you enough for all you do for LCAC, Stephanie!