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food banks; free or low cost clinics; free or low cost dental clinics; transportation and gas Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, Arlington County. Leading the effort to eliminate hunger in our community. Last month, a report in the local ABC News affiliate WJLA noted that the Capital Area Food Bank, a supplier to over 450 charity.

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DONORS--HOW TO HELP

Gift cards for clients can now be purchased at McLean Giant.  Giant or Target cards are available.  Share also accepts Walmart cards bought at other locations.  

Many people want to help those in need by donating food.    Here are some options: 

 

1.  Donors can donate money online by credit card, PayPal or by mailing a check.  Share volunteers will purchase what is most needed and available.  Click here to go to DONATE page.

 

2.   Grocery Gift Cards can be left at the McLean Giant front desk for pick up by Share. 

3.   Purchase Share's most needed items at this website:  https://www.myregistry.com/organization/share-of-mclean-mclean-va/2380279  

Deliveries are sent directly to a safe location where they are loaded into a Share food truck.  

  

3.   Food items can be dropped in the outdoor sheds at the McLean Baptist Church.   Our volunteers are not continuously present at the Mclean Baptist Church to accept deliveries for Share but they do empty the sheds daily.    For large donations, contact [email protected] to arrange a drop off time.   Click here for a list ofShare's Most Needed Items.

 

4.    The Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 1545 Chain Bridge Dr, McLean, Va., accepts donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items only Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.  Come to the office and ring the doorbell. (The office is on the Westmoreland side of the church, not the front doors and not the playground side).  Please only bring items if you are in good health.   They cannot accept clothing, toys or household items.  

Thank you for supporting Share!

Источник: https://www.shareofmclean.org/

Federation of Virginia Food Banks

Federation of Virginia Food Banks

Growing the collective capacity of Virginia’s food banks
and engaging partners to end hunger in the Commonwealth

Find your food bank

The Federation comprises all seven regional Feeding America food banks serving Virginia and the greater DC region. Click here to find out which food bank serves your community and either find assistance or learn about how you can help.

 

Virginia Nutrition Security Summit (Virtual Event)

Thank you to those that attended our virtual Virginia Nutrition Summit event on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. We have posted a recap of the event, with video and PDF resources for download.

Our 2-hour event featured remarks from Governor Northam, public health stakeholders, government entities, and other partners that recognize nutrition security as a critical social determinant of health.  We also provided an update on Virginia’s Roadmap to End Hunger.  

 

Nutrition Security and Health in Virginia

Americans who are most likely to experience food insecurity are also those most at risk of diet-related chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. These existing health disparities are directly tied to decades of systematic inequities and structural racism. It is well established that the same historically marginalized minority groups, as well as people living in rural and low-income areas, are less likely to have access to large chain grocery stores, those that carry a wider variety of affordable, healthy foods. Instead, those stores are often replaced with heavily processed fast-food options.

Education and behavior change are not sufficient to reduce these health disparities and often shift the blame back to these already marginalized communities. We view nutrition security as partnering to increase access to culturally relevant, nutritious foods and altering the built environment to make the healthy choice the easy choice so that everyone has the right to achieve their full health potential.

Virginia Ag Food Assistance Program

On June 30th, Governor Northam visited the Capital Area Food Bank (Lorton warehouse) to sign the Virginia Ag Food Assistance Program (VFAP) bill. The bill is designed to increase access to healthy, affordable food in Virginia’s food bank system.

The legislation will work in tandem with Virginia’s food crop donation tax credit by making funds available to farmers to cover the fixed costs — such as harvesting, processing, packaging, and transporting — surplus product to Virginia’s seven regional food banks for distribution.

Milk is one of the most requested yet least donated items to Virginia’s food banks. On average, the families coming to our food pantries receive less than 1 gallon of milk per year.

Beginning in 2019, the Federation of Virginia Food Banks has made more milk available than ever before through the Milk for Good program. Your contributions will go directly toward the purchase of fresh, locally processed, nutrient-rich milk. On average, a $5 donation will provide 24 servings, or three half-gallons, of milk.

Support Our Mission

The Federation of Virginia Food Banks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit state association of food banks affiliated with Feeding America and is the largest hunger-relief network in the state. The Federation supports the seven regional Virginia/Washington DC food banks in building partnerships, securing resources, sharing data, and raising awareness of food insecurity throughout the Commonwealth.

Our mission is to grow the collective capacity of Virginia’s food banks and engage partners to end hunger in the Commonwealth. Last year, the Federation’s network distributed almost 118 million pounds of food and grocery products through 1,560 member agencies that directly serve those in need.  These agencies operate programs such as soup kitchens, afterschool programs, senior centers and elderly feeding programs, Head Start, transitional housing, mental health programs, homeless and domestic violence shelters, and individual household distribution.

If you are interested in exploring a partnership with the Federation, please contact us.

A Virginia Tech survey of low-income households in April 2020 found that 69.4% of respondents said it was 'often' or 'sometimes' true that "I/we worried whether my food would run out before I/we got money to buy more."

Источник: https://vafoodbanks.org/

5 NOVA Organizations that Help to Feed the Hungry

Donate Time, Money, or Nonperishables to These Worthy Northern Virginia Programs

As the holidays near, many take this time to think about those less fortunate. Even though Northern Virginia is one of the most affluent places in the United States, many are surprised to learn there’s a large financial divide here.

So, as you enjoy abundant holiday dinners, mounds of steaming mashed potatoes, and an array of delectable desserts, remember there are many in NOVA who are going hungry this season (and beyond). In the past, Ray Gernhart & Associates has worked with the Arlington Food Assistance Center. Here are five more programs specifically dedicated to feeding the hungry in Northern Virginia:

1. Food for Others

Fairfax County, in Northern Virginia, is one of the country’s wealthiest regions. According to the 2016 American Community Survey, which the US Census Bureau prepared, Fairfax County had the third-highest median household income in the United States, coming in at $115,717. Despite this, over seventy-five thousand people still live in poverty in this county. Hunger and food insecurity are very real issues here, and programs like Food for Others can help. Week in and week out, this organization distributes much-needed food to over 1,800 local families.

Need their assistance? Want to volunteer your time? Here’s how to get a hold of Food for Others:
Address: 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax, VA 22031
Phone: 703-207-9173
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.FoodforOthers.org

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2. Feeding America (Virginia Branch)

Feeding America is a national organization with a presence and partnering facilities in every state. They are a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit. According to their statistics, 863,390 people struggle with hunger annually in Virginia. Of that number, 247,470 are children. Within the state, that’s approximately one in ten people experiencing food insecurity and one in eight children.

There are seven Feeding America food banks in Virginia. (Note, not all these service Northern Virginia specifically.)

      • Capital Area Food Bank (Washington, DC)
      • Fredericksburg Regional Foodbank (Fredericksburg, VA)
      • Virginia Peninsula Foodbank (Hampton, VA)
      • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia (Norfolk, VA)
      • Feed More (Richmond, VA)
      • Feeding America Southwest Virginia (Salem, VA)
      • Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, Inc. (Verona, VA)

Any of these locations are always looking for volunteers or donations. They also actively and continuously provide food to those in need. Need their assistance? Want to volunteer your time? Here’s how to get a hold of the national office of Feeding America:

Address: 35 East Wacker Drive, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: 800-771-2303
Website: www.FeedingAmerica.org

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3. No Kid Hungry, by Share Our Strength (Virginia Division)

Share Our Strength, a registered nonprofit, has run the national campaign known as “No Kid Hungry” since 2010. The aim is simple: to end childhood hunger. The logistics of how to get there, however, are obviously more complicated than the goal. Given that more than 14 percent of children in Virginia live in food insecure homes, there’s still a lot of work to do!

No Kid Hungry understands that a lack of food in the country isn’t the problem. It isn’t even a lack of relief programs to address childhood hunger. The underlying issue is access. How do children get to the available food? To solve this problem, No Kid Hungry partners with many state-level programs, including a school breakfast program within public schools and the Summer Food Service Program, which gets meals to needy children when school isn’t in session.

Need their assistance? Want to volunteer your time? Here’s how to get a hold of Share Our Strength:

Address: 1030 15th Street, NW Suite 1100 W Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 800-969-4767
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.ShareOurStrength.org

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4. Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) Hunger Resource Center (HRC)

Also known as Centro de Recursos para Prevenir el Hambre, HRC is an invaluable service to needy families in Prince William County, Virginia, as well as Manassas and Manassas Park. Every month, their SERVE Campus provides approximately 600 families in the area with everything from actual emergency food assistance to general nutrition information and strategies for buying and cooking healthy food on a budget.

Acknowledging that many of the families they serve routinely have to choose between putting food on the table and paying monthly bills, HRC is dedicated to providing the assistance needed to ensure these families never have to face the numerous perils and hazards of homelessness. 

Need their assistance? Want to volunteer your time? Here’s how to get a hold of NVFS HRC:

Address: 10058 Dean Dr. Manassas, VA 20110
Phone: 571-748-2680 (to schedule an appointment for food assistance)
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.nvfs.org/our-services/health-well-being/food-assistance/

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5. Helping Hungry Kids (HHK) of Northern Virginia, by CORE Foundation Inc.

One of the biggest tragedies of food insecurity is that it disproportionately affects children. HHK addresses this by providing food packages to elementary school children over the weekend, as well as in-school snack bars. They distribute this much-needed food to approximately 425 children every week across twelve elementary schools local to the Northern Virginia area. HHK also donates over 1,200 snacks every week for in-school distribution, which significantly helps young students who would otherwise be too hungry to concentrate on learning.

Need their assistance? Want to volunteer your time? Here’s how to get a hold of HHK and their fiscal sponsor, CORE Foundation Inc.:

Address: PO Box 3631 Reston, VA 20195
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.HelpingHungryKids.org; www.COREFoundation.org

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Northern Virginia is a wonderful place to live, to work, and to raise a family, and this holiday season, don’t forget to take a minute to appreciate all you have and to help out your less-fortunate neighbors.

Looking to relocate to this area? Contact us today about buying a home in NOVA!

Filed Under: Neighbordhood Guide, Ray Gernhart's Blog

Источник: https://www.talktoray.com/blog/help-feed-the-hungry-in-northern-virginia/

Many Convenient Times Each Week To Get Food!

On Friday, December 17, Loudoun Hunger Relief’s offices and donation acceptance will close at noon.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS- For the following holiday dates, LHR offices, food donation, food distribution and mobile markets are all closed.
Loudoun Hunger Relief will close for the Christmas holiday at noon on Wednesday, December 22 and will reopen on Tuesday, December 28.

Loudoun Hunger Relief will close for the New Years holiday after evening service on Thursday, December 30 and will reopen on January 3, 2022.

Hours To Get Food By Appointment Only at Leesburg Pantry:
Tues 8:30-11:30am
Tues & Thurs 5:45-7:10pm
Wed, Fri & Sat 9am – 11:45am

 Hours to Get Food, Appointment Recommended at Sterling Community Center Parking Lot (Mobile Market): Mon 1-2:30pm

Hours to Get Food, No appointment required service options (these are first come, first served while supplies last):
Main Street Commons Apartments in Purcellville: Wed. 2-3pm on 12/15/21 for the month of December
Sugarland Elementary School in Sterling:  Every Thursday 10am-12pm (No Service on Thanksgiving Day!)

Appointments

Источник: https://www.loudounhunger.org/

Thriving Communities Start With Full Plates

Our Families and Neighbors in Need

Feed More collects, prepares and distributes food to your neighbors who struggle with hunger through its programs and Agency Network.

Learn About Who We Help
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We've provided more than 30 million meals to those who struggle with hunger in our community.

See More of Our Impact


Make a Difference in Your Community

There are many ways to support Feed More and the impact of your giving can been seen and felt throughout our community. From food drives to fundraising and planned giving, it takes all types of donations to allow us to feed more in our community.

Ways to Give
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Donate your time

Every day, around 200 volunteers help Feed More carry out our mission. Your gift of time helps bring relief to those that struggle with hunger every day in our community. From preparing and packaging food to delivering meals, there are many ways you can help.

Learn How to Volunteer
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November 23 - December 15

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Источник: https://feedmore.org/

Federation of Virginia Food Banks

Federation of Virginia Food Banks

Growing the collective capacity of Virginia’s food banks
and engaging partners to end hunger in the Commonwealth

Find your food bank

The Federation comprises all seven regional Feeding America food banks serving Virginia and the greater DC region. Click here to find out which food bank serves your community and either find assistance or learn about how you can help.

 

Virginia Nutrition Security Summit (Virtual Event)

Thank you to those that attended our virtual Virginia Nutrition Summit event on Tuesday, September 28, 2021. We have posted a recap of the event, with video and PDF resources for download.

Our 2-hour event featured remarks from Governor Northam, public health stakeholders, government entities, and other partners that recognize nutrition security as a critical social determinant of health.  We also provided an update on Virginia’s Roadmap to End Hunger.  

 

Nutrition Security and Health in Virginia

Americans who are most likely to experience food insecurity are also those most at risk of diet-related chronic diseases, such as diabetes and heart disease. These existing health disparities are directly tied to decades of systematic inequities and structural racism. It is well established that the same historically marginalized minority groups, as well as people living in rural and low-income areas, are less likely to have access to large chain grocery stores, those that carry a wider variety of affordable, healthy foods. Instead, those stores are often replaced with heavily processed fast-food options.

Education and behavior change are not sufficient to reduce these health disparities and often shift the blame back to these already marginalized communities. We view nutrition security as partnering to increase access to culturally relevant, nutritious foods and altering the built environment to make the healthy choice the easy choice so that everyone has the right to achieve their full health potential.

Virginia Ag Food Assistance Program

On June 30th, Governor Northam visited the Capital Area Food Bank (Lorton warehouse) to sign the Virginia Ag Food Assistance Program (VFAP) bill. The bill is designed to increase access to healthy, affordable food in Virginia’s food bank system. local food banks northern virginia legislation will work in tandem with Virginia’s food crop donation tax credit by making funds available to farmers to cover the fixed costs — such as harvesting, processing, packaging, and transporting — surplus product to Virginia’s seven regional food banks for distribution.

Milk is one of the most requested yet least donated items to Virginia’s food banks. On average, the families coming to our food pantries receive less than 1 gallon of milk per year.

Beginning in 2019, the Federation of Virginia Food Banks has made more milk available than ever before through the Milk for Good program. Your contributions will go directly toward the purchase of fresh, locally processed, nutrient-rich milk. On average, a $5 donation will provide 24 servings, or three half-gallons, of milk.

Support Our Mission

The Federation of Virginia Food Banks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit state association of food banks affiliated with Feeding America and is the largest hunger-relief network in the state. The Federation supports the seven regional Virginia/Washington DC food banks in building partnerships, securing resources, sharing data, and raising awareness of food insecurity throughout the Commonwealth.

Our mission is to grow the collective capacity of Virginia’s food banks and engage partners to end hunger in the Commonwealth. Last year, the Federation’s network distributed almost 118 million pounds of food and grocery products through 1,560 member agencies that directly serve those in need.  These agencies operate programs such as soup kitchens, afterschool programs, senior centers and elderly feeding programs, Head Start, transitional housing, mental health programs, homeless and domestic violence shelters, and individual household distribution.

If you are interested in exploring a partnership with the Federation, please contact us.

A Virginia Tech survey of low-income households local food banks northern virginia April 2020 found that 69.4% of respondents said it was 'often' or 'sometimes' true that "I/we worried whether my food would run out before I/we got money to buy more."

Источник: https://vafoodbanks.org/
Amazon is driven by the belief that no family should go without basic needs like food and housing. As millions of families struggle to secure food for their families as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon has a unique role to play providing a critical service for families in need. Through programs like Community Delivery and the Right Now Needs Funds, Amazon has long partnered with organizations that share our commitment.

We invite you to learn more about our partner organizations. And please share these resources with people who may need the support.

Amazon is helping deliver millions of meals to hundreds of thousands of people as food banks and community organizations face unprecedented demand. Learn more about finding a local food bank.

Since March 2020, Amazon has partnered with local food banks and schools to deliver more than 12 million meals to vulnerable families in over 25 cities worldwide. In the U.S., our food bank partners provide, prepare, and package the groceries. Amazon’s delivery service partners collect the pre-packaged meals of fresh and shelf-stable foods from food banks and community organizations. Our teams then make "contactless" deliveries directly to the homes of vulnerable groups in their communities.

If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity, Feeding America can connect you directly with a food bank in your community.

Amazon fights hunger, delivering more than 12 million meals

Amazon donated delivery services for over 12 million meals, in more than 25 U.S. cities and in communities in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Spain, and the UK.

Children need to show up to school ready to learn. That’s why Amazon launched a school breakfast program by working with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign in 2017.

Amazon has helped provide more than 15 million meals to more than 103,000 children in 974 schools nationwide. In 2020, the program pivoted to better support children in need during remote learning by providing meals at pick-up locations and along bus routes for families without transportation.

Contact your local school district to learn if your student is eligible for free or reduced-cost meals.

Why breakfast matters

The science behind eating a good breakfast in order to ‘learn and be curious’ in class.

Amazon partners with food assistance organizations across the U.S. to help address the rising rates of food insecurity, including communities around our hometown in the Puget Sound region and in Arlington, Virginia, and Nashville, Tennessee.

In these communities, we have donated more than $2 million in cash to support hunger relief programs directly benefiting children and families, along with in-kind donations equivalent to serving over 20 million meals. Learn more about some of the regional providers.
  • In the Puget Sound area, Food Lifeline, FareStart, Ballard Food Bank, Alliance for Education, Northwest Harvest, and Bellevue Life Spring help meet the growing needs of local children and families. The organizations provide fresh food, prepared meals, school meals, grocery vouchers, and direct cash assistance.
  • In the Arlington region, Amazon has partnered with Capital Area Food Bank, Bread for the City, Communities in Schools of Northern Virginia, and local restaurants. Together, we deliver food and provide free fruits, vegetables, and other groceries to residents through the support of pop-up mobile markets.
  • In Nashville, we work with Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee and Communities in Schools of Tennessee to support in-school food pantries, meal backpack initiatives, and other basic needs.
Learn more about how Amazon is leveraging it scale to positively impact communities in the U.S. and around the globe.
Источник: https://www.aboutamazon.com/impact/helpforhunger

We know that COVID-19 is impacting those we serve and those that serve our community. We need to support each other and continue to meet even greater needs. There are many ways to support and make an impact in our community. We are stronger when we work together!

Volunteer Opportunities & Donation Needs

Local community-based organizations require your help to support the needs of individuals and families. Below is our most up-to-date list of nonprofit and public needs – both volunteer opportunities and donation requests. This list is updated daily so check back regularly to see the latest needs to support the community during this critical time. Staff capacity is limited and demand for services is high, we encourage donors to help by providing either monetary donations or the items listed. Thank you for caring for our community!

High Priority Needs

Fairfax County Government – Volunteer Fairfax is coordinating donations for frontline workers and local Community-Based Organizations during the COVID pandemic.  Items needed include PPE (Personal Protective Equipment): N95 masks, Original box/packaging for donation acceptance is preferred. Medical gowns, Cleaning Supplies, and Gloves.

We are also collecting reusable handmade and store-bought adult and child-sized face coverings/masks to support vulnerable the most vulnerable within our community and will support nonprofit providers and the low-income client households they serve.

Your accomplishments to date are:

  • Over 57,000 cloth masks (adult and children’s masks) donated and distributed
  • Over 90,000 masks (to include manufactured masks) have been collected and distributed.
  • Over 600 total donors
  • Over 46 Community-Based Organizations have benefited from donations

Donations can be dropped off at the following locations:


Vaccination Center Volunteers Needed:
Volunteers are needed to assist at the Inova Stonebridge COVID-19 Vaccination Center located in Alexandria which provides COVID-19 vaccines predominately for individuals whom reside and/or work in Fairfax County. In order to volunteer, you must have a criminal background check, be fluent in English, have ability to stand on feet for extended periods of time, and capability to push an adult in a wheelchair.  Click here to learn more and register for this opportunity.

Wellness Kits Needed:
Wellness Snack Kits are needed to help support volunteers and staff at Inova’s Vaccination Center to help sustain them through long days of serving our community. Interested in helping?  Click here to learn more.

 


Current Volunteer & Donation Needs

ADAMS Compassionate Healthcare Network (ACHN)
Volunteer Needs: As COVID-19 testing increases and becomes more available, testing support is becoming critically important. The ADAMS Compassionate Healthcare Network (ACHN) has volunteer needs for Healthcare Professionals and Nonhealthcare Volunteers. Click to learn more.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
Agency Contact: Bo Kim
Donation Needs: Donations are needed to fight increases in suicide brought on by hardships faced by many people. Increases are being seen right now during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Donations help the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. Click here to donate.

Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA), Inc
Agency Contact: Please email both David Donahue and [email protected]
Donation Needs: Our food needs are almost constantly changing. A team of shoppers goes to several stores to get what is needed most at the lowest price. Click here to see the most-needed items. We will continue to collect donations 2 Saturdays per month from 9 until 11:30 a.m. at the food pantry located at 7200 Columbia Pike (trailer separate from the daycare center) in Annandale. Weekday food collections will take place from 1 – 5 p.m. ACCA is seeing an increase in requests for food, rent, and utility assistance. Your financial contribution helps them meet these urgent needs. For a list of ways to monetarily support ACCA, click here.
Volunteer Needs: ACCA of Annandale provides emergency assistance for those in need in the Annandale area. Volunteers are needed to assist with bagging groceries, delivering the food to the homes of those they serve in Annandale as well as coordinating food donation needs at home. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Britepaths

Location: Fairfax County
Agency Contact: Dawn Sykes
Volunteer Needs: Small Business Financial Volunteer Britepath’s Financial Empowerment Center (FEC) is seeking volunteers with a financial background, including in banking or lending, to help these small businesses work through the difficult time impacting them. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many small businesses are struggling to understand and navigate the financial options available to them. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Collecting cash donations that they will pool to purchase food gift cards and help families pay rent/utilities in the coming months. Please use link or mail checks to Britepaths at 3959 Pender Drive, Suite 200, Fairfax, VA 22030. For questions, please contact Shannon Bryant.
Holiday Needs: Britepaths is seeking caring community members to help local families in need by donating funds or gift cards so families can enjoy Holiday meals and gifts for their children. Click to learn more and donate.

Capital Area Food Bank
Agency Contact: Maureen Doyle
Donation Needs: The Capital Area Food Bank is in need of non-perishable, shelf-stable foods at this time.
Location: Washington, DC – Donations can be dropped off M-F, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the CAFB warehouse in DC.
Location: Lorton, VA – Donations may be dropped off Tuesday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. A no-touch donation box may be found in their parking lot for those more comfortable with this option. Located at 6833 Hill Park Drive, Lorton, VA 22079.
Volunteer Need: There is an urgent need for volunteers to pack and sort food at the DC Warehouse. Shifts are M-S, 9 a.m. – noon and 1 – 4 p.m. Click to sign up for a shift. Volunteers 12-17 must have an adult chaperone. Closed-toe shoes, mask, and gloves required.  If you have any questions, please contact Paul Entis.

Capital Caring Health
Agency Contact: Katherine Knoble
Donation Need: Capital Caring Health is seeking grocery store gift cards to help their hospice patients. Patients are never turned away from care, even if there is an inability to pay. Click here to lean more.

Carpenter’s Shelter
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Jamila Smith
Volunteer Need: Support a shelter caring for those in need in our community! Simply answer calls and open the door (via buzzer) at the front desk of the Carpenter’s Shelter in Alexandria. A background check will be required but is done quickly. Click here to learn more.

Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington (CCDA)
Location: Northern Virginia
Volunteer Needs: Drivers: Assist indoor drop deliveries of essential items. Food sorters: assist in packing ready-to-go meal bags, for our evening meals at Christ House as well as distribution bags at our pantry sites in Alexandria, Manassas, Front Royal, and Leesburg. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Food Donations are needed, for our food pantries, and medical clinics. Grab and Go prepackaged meals, and well as ready-to-eat non-perishable items, particularly shelf-stable milk.

Centreville United Methodist Church

Agency Contact: Phil Mohr
Donation Needs: Non-perishable food donations are urgently needed. These items may be placed in the shopping cart outside the church entrance every day. It is brought inside and stocked every evening.

Communities of Trust
Agency Contact: Cindy Kowal
Donation Needs: The Fairfax County Communities of Trust Committee (COTC) is a diverse citizen group focused on strengthening and building positive relationships between public safety agencies and the communities they serve. During the COVID pandemic, they have facilitated the Help from the Heart Community Campaign an ongoing goods drive to support local Community Based organizations. Donations can be dropped off at local Police Stations day or night and be placed in the Communities of Trust drop boxes.  Click to find out the toiletries and other items being collected.

Communities in Schools NOVA
Agency Contact: Cindy Kowal
Donation Needs: Due to the COVID 19 pandemic, gift cards for groceries are needed to support families in need. Click here for more information on how to donate.

Community Living Alternatives
Agency Contact: Susan Keenan
Donation Need: Community Living Alternatives operates 8 group homes for adults with intellectual disabilities and is seeking prepared holiday meals or meal items for the holidays. Click here to find out more.

Computer C.O.R.E.
Location: Falls Church
Agency Contact: Donna Walker Jones
Volunteer Needs: Online Computer Instructors able to teach Zoom, YouTube, Google, and other online platforms to students who possess basic computer skills. Hours are very flexible and are conducted from the safe comfort of your location. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Computer CORE is partnering to local food banks northern virginia several community needs, including support with FCPS’s distance learning. They are in high need of working laptops. Specs include Intel Core i3, i5, i7, AMD, Ryzen, or equivalent. 8GB, SSD (Solid State) preferred.

Cornerstones
Location: Reston
Agency Contact: Susan Alger
Donation Needs:
Multiple donations and locations available for drop off – click to find out all items needed. Examples of needed items are food, gas, and food gift cards, cleaning and toiletry products, personal care items (new and unopened)adult sweatshirts, and sweatpants (size S to 4XL), new men’s and women’s underwear/t-shirts/sports bras.
Snack bags: Due to at-risk individuals quarantining from COVID-19, Cornerstones is asking for donations of snack bags for Quarantine, Protection, Isolation, and Decompression (QPID) sites. For full details click here.  
Embry Rucker Shelter – Schedule and provide 30, 60, or 120 bagged lunches, prepared at your site. Drop off at the Embry Rucker Community Shelter in Reston, as directed. Contact Minerva Orozco for more details.

CRi (Choice. Respect. independence.)
Location: Chantilly
Agency Contact: Janet Davison
Donation Needs: PPE Gowns, PPE Masks, Disinfectant spray/wipes, Bleach, Paper TowelClorox Wipes, toilet paper, and baby wipes, thermometers, Personal Care Products Feminine Hygiene Products, Latex and food service gloves, Liquid and Bar soap, Hand sanitizer, and Gift cards. Click here to learn where donations can be dropped off.

ECHO (Ecumenical Community Helping Others)
Location: Springfield
Agency Contact: Anita King
Donation Needs: Multiple food and toiletry donations needed, click here to learn more. Monetary donations are needed, as well.

Edu-Futuro (Educación Para Nuestro Futuro)
Location: Springfield
Agency Contact: Rachel Palermo
Volunteer Needs: Tutors/Homework Helpers – During FCPS Distance Learning COVID-19 response, volunteers fluent in English and one other language (primarily Spanish) are needed to assist English Language Learners in all grades. Click here for more information.
Donation Needs: Edu-Futuro seeks monetary donations to assist low-income families who have local food banks northern virginia jobs due to the COVID-19 disruption with rental and food assistance, medicine, and other immediate needs. To donate, go to edu-futuro.org and click on the donate button.

FACETS Cares Inc
Location: Fairfax
Agency Contact: Joe Fay
Volunteer Needs: Contact: Tammy Voss
•Homework Assistance – Volunteers are needed to assist students in low-income communities with their homework. This will be a 1-1 basis over the phone, Facetime, or ZOOM.  A background check will be required.
• Career Coaching & Financial Literacy – Volunteers are needed to assist individuals in low-income communities with their professional coaching and financial literacy development. Virtually, you will be conducting career coaching, resume assistance (1-1 & small groups), or teaching financial literacy (basic & advanced). A background check will be required.
Donation Needs: FACETS has multiple needed donations. To find out all the items needed please visit the FACETS website. Make a Financial Contribution, donate Non-Perishable Food Items or Gift Cards. Donations can be delivered to FACETS, 10700 Page Avenue, Building B, Fairfax, VA 22030.
• FACETS is partnering with local restaurants feeling the pinch during this economic challenge and provide a much-needed hot meal for those in need.  The person/group would order meals and FACETS would pick up and deliver the meals on the behalf of the donor(s). Contact Tammy Voss for more details.

Fairfax County Department of Family Services: Adults and Aging
Location: Fairfax
Agency Contact: Nadia Hoonan
Donation Needs: Supplies are needed to create toiletry kits/items for older adults and adults with disabilities. Click to learn more.

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Administration
Location: Falls Church
Agency Contact: Elizabeth Murphy
Donation Needs: Due to COVID-19, there is a greater need for funds to support distance learning for underprivileged students. This supports the purchase of laptops, MiFis, and other support needed for this effort. Please donate online at www.fcpsfoundation.org.

Falls Church Community Service Council (FCS)
Contact: [email protected] or 703-237-2562
Donation Needs: Due to COVID-19, a great need is being experienced for donations to the food pantry. Click to learn more.

Family Preservation and Strengthening Services (PASS)
Location: Vienna
Agency Contact: Pat Kearns
Donation Needs: Due to COVID-19, families are experiencing increases in the need for financial assistance and grocery support.  To help us serve these families in need, please send financial donations and grocery gift cards to give to these families fighting against homelessness and hunger. Click to learn more.

Fellowship Square
Location: Reston
Agency Contact: Diane Beatley
Volunteer Need: Volunteers are needed to call Seniors! For the “Check-in and Chat” program, youth over 14 and adults will call Fellowship Square residents, many of whom live alone and are feeling anxious about the pandemic and feel isolated.

Food & Friends, Inc.
Location: Metro DC Area
Agency Contact: Katrina Mathis
Volunteer Needs: Food and Friends provides fresh meals and groceries at no cost to people with AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the metro area. Due to the impacts of the COVID 19 crisis, volunteers are critically needed.
• Kitchen Prep – Grab your apron and help out in the kitchen preparing meals! Food and Friends provides fresh meals and groceries at no cost to people with AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the metro area. Due to the impacts of the COVID 19 crisis, volunteers are critically needed. Volunteers will chop, slice, bag, scoop, tie, and more! Shifts are available for 6-8 a.m. and 9-noon Mon-Sat and 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Mon – Thurs. Orientation and background check required if volunteering outside a designated group of 4-6 people.
• Groceries to Go – Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis, volunteer need is extremely high. Volunteers will be bagging groceries for the Groceries to Go! program. Food and Friends provide fresh meals and groceries at no cost to people with AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses throughout the metro area.  Volunteer according to your availability. Daily volunteering is NOT required. Shifts are available for 6-8 a.m. and  9-noon Mon-Sat and 1-3:30 p.m. and 5-8 p.m. Mon – Thurs.  Orientation and background check required if volunteering outside a designated group of 4-6 people. “Express interest” and you will receive an email with further instructions on how to get involved in this rewarding volunteer opportunity.
• Meal Delivery – Programmatically, delivery is our highest need and also allows volunteers to assist without having to be in such close proximity to others. Delivery volunteers will pick up at 15-minute intervals and collect the food outside under the red awning. You will need to use your own vehicle and will be given 3-8 stops which can take between 1/5 and 3 hours to complete. The deliveries are contactless.

Food for Neighbors
Location: Reston
Agency Contact: Renee Maxwell
Donation Needs: Food for Neighbors addresses food insecurity experienced by teens in 21 NOVA middle and high schools. During COVID, the need is even greater. Where currently available, the nonprofit is purchasing food to package and distribute as weekend food bags, and it is also providing grocery gift cards. Monetary donations can be made at: https://www.foodforneighbors.org/donate/.

Food for Others
Location: Fairfax
Agency Contact: Nikki Clifford
Donation Needs: Due to COVID-19 Food for Others has seen an increased need for food for many of our neighbors.  Click to view the most needed items to donate.

Good360
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Janet Thompson
Volunteer Needs: Hope Ambassadors – Support the Good360 operations team with critical phone call information campaigns supporting our network of impactful nonprofit organizations across the country. Click to learn more.

Good Shepherd Housing (GSH)
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Candice Bennett
Donation Needs: Due to COVID-19, residents are experiencing an increase in families needing assistance with covering housing costs. To help Good Shepherd Housing meet this great need, please consider donating – click here.

Groveton Baptist Church Clothes Closet
Location: Alexandria
Donation Needs: As a result of COVID-19, there’s an increase in the need for emergency food. Donations are needed for Emergency Food Bags.  Click to learn more.

HealthWorks for Northern Virginia
Location: Herndon
[email protected]
Donation Needs: During COVID-19, HealthWorks for Northern Virginia financial donations are needed to support the services they provide in the community, click here to learn more.

Herndon Cares
Volunteer/Donation Needs: The First Baptist Church of Herndon, in concert with other Herndon/Reston congregations, is leading the HERNDON CARES campaign to order take-out dinners from favorite local restaurants to provide to those in the community who are feeling the financial strain during the COVID-19 pandemic. As over 1,000 people have requested meals, donations are very much appreciated. Click here to learn more.

Herndon-Reston FISH, Inc.
Location: Herndon
Agency Contact: Mary Saunders
Donation Needs: Herndon-Reston FISH provides emergency financial assistance to neighbors in great need. During the COVID-19 pandemic, monetary donations are needed significantly more. These donations cover rent, utilities, medical prescriptions, and other critical needs in for those in need in the Herndon-Reston area. Donations can be made online at www.herndonrestonfish.org/donate or you can mail a check to Herndon-Reston FISH 1141 Elden Street, Suite 200, Herndon, VA 20170.

House of Mercy
Location: Manassas
Agency Contact: Sophia Crooks
Donation Needs: As a result of the need created from the COVID-19 pandemic, the House of Mercy is in critical need of food staples. To find out the exact location and hours for drop off as well as the most critically needed items click here.

Humane Society of Fairfax County Inc.
Agency Contact: Gina Lynch
Donation Needs: Families in need include our four-legged family members, too. Pet food is needed to help families in need to feed their pets. This will help keep these pets out of the local shelter and not break the hearts of families feeling there is no other choice than to give them up. Dry and moist food is needed for cats and dogs.  Click to learn more.

The Koinonia Foundation, Inc
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Judy Davis
Donation Needs: The Koinonia Foundation in the Franconia area of Springfield is in critical need of these nonperishable items to serve those in need, particularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to find a list of needed items. Drop-offs can be made at the back of the building located at 6037 Franconia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22310 Monetary donations and gift cards can be mailed to that address or made electronically through koinoniacares.org.

Lewinsville Retirement Residence
Location: McLean
Agency Contact: Julia Lleva
Volunteer Needs: Grocery and Supply Pick Up for Seniors – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

LINK, Inc.
Location: Herndon, Ashburn, and Sterling
Agency Contact: Lisa Lombardozzi
Volunteer Needs: Food Pick Up & Delivery Volunteers – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and nonperishable foods. Items can be dropped off at Herndon United Methodist Church (701 Bennett St., Herndon) – there is a container in the front of the church to place donations inside.

Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC)
Agency Contact: Erin
Donation Needs: During COVID-19, Lorton Community Action Center has multiple needed donations. Click here to find an updated list of all the items needed. You can also make a donation via their Amazon wish list. Donations can be dropped off Mon/Tues/Thurs before 3 pm. Financial gifts, which can be made on their website, help to purchase food or meet financial assistance needs for families and seniors impacted at this time.

Martha’s Table
Location: Washington
Agency Contact: D’Mario Hill
Volunteer Needs: During COVID-19, Martha’s Table has been designated as an essential service. Food needs have quadrupled during the pandemic, so the volunteer needs remain and are even greater. 50 volunteers are needed daily to bag groceries and provide food order support. Programs and opportunities have been adjusted to reflect health guidelines. There is no community interaction but lots of behind-the-scenes fun and engagement. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

McLean Bible Local food banks northern virginia Location: Vienna
Agency Contact: Roxy Hockensmith
In response to COVID-19, McLean Bible Church has partnered with and become a major food collection and distribution center with the Capital Area Food Bank.
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers are needed in two-hour shifts, to bag produce or pack food boxes of nonperishables that are distributed to communities in need all throughout DC, MD & NOVA. Drivers for large trucks (similar to the larger UHAUL trucks) are also needed. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs:Click here for a list of donated goods needed for the food bank. Agency Contact for donations is Lauren Brogdon

MK9s Service Dogs
Location: Vienna
Agency Contact: Michele Khol or 703-336-3618
Volunteer Need: Canine Mentor – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Mount Vernon At Home
Agency Contact: Dave Prescott
Volunteer Need: Mount Vernon at Home is a nonprofit in Mount Vernon and Alexandria region serving senior citizens. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, seniors are a high at-risk group. As a result, help is needing getting them to and from medical appointments. Mount Vernon at Home can help with providing available sanitizing products and can reimburse for mileage. Safety measures will be in place to protect you and the senior while driving. Masks must be worn at all times. A background check is required. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

New Hope Housing (NHH)
Location: Falls Church & Ft. Belvoir
Agency Contact: Sami Smyth
Volunteer/Donation Needs:
• Sandwich/Lunch Making – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
• Shelter Home Cooking Hero – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.

Northern Virginia Dental Clinic, Inc.
Location: Falls Church
Agency Contact: Tom Wilson
Volunteer Needs: Dentists and dental hygienists are needed in a volunteer capacity to help those in need with emergency, critical dental care. These are individuals who do not have dental insurance and place within the poverty level in our area. Locations in Fairfax and Sterling. Must have a current Virginia Dental License, background, and professional check required.

Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS)
Location: Northern Virginia
Agency Contact: Karen Horowitz
Volunteer Need:
• DIY Masks for Essential NVFS Staff – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
• SERVE Campus’ Hunger Resource Center (Manassas) -Volunteers assist with unloading and weighing in donated food. Must be at least 16 years old and able to lift up to 30lbs.  Weekday shifts are available morning, afternoon, and evenings. If interested please contact Navara Cannon.
Donation Needs: Click here for information about how to drop off donations.
• Diapers and wipes • Shelf-stable canned goods • Household Cleaning supplies (Clorox wipes, Lysol, rubbing alcohol) • Antibacterial soap • Grocery Gift Cards • Also needed: canned meats and fish, hot and cold cereal, cooking oil, boxed mac n cheese, pasta sauce, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned and dry soup, canned and dry beans & canned pasta meals, low sodium items, gluten-free items.

NOVA ScriptsCentral, Inc.
Location: Falls Church
Agency Contact: Donney John
Donation Needs:  Help NOVA Scripts Central help the neediest in the area secure important prescriptions. Click to learn more.

Pathway Homes
Location: Fairfax
Agency Contact: Caroline Moyer
Donation Needs: Pathway Homes is seeking COVID-19 masks to ensure the safety of those they serve and their essential workers. Pathway Homes provides housing and/or supportive services to over 1200 people who have experienced homelessness and mental illness. If you are sewing Coronavirus masks for those in need, Pathway Homes would like to be considered for a donation. For more information: www.pathwayhomes.org/pathway-homes-covid-1 or email [email protected]

Quantom Studios Institute for Technology
Agency Contact: Phyllis Lacy
Volunteer Need: Volunteers needed to help a technology organization flourish. Having been limited in operation due to COVID-19, this technology organization needs you! Volunteers are sought to assist with accounting (Quick Books) or teaching some of their online classes. Must be 25 or over. Click to learn more.

Rising Hope United Methodist Church
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Venisa McCormick or (703) 360-1976
Donation Needs: Rising Hope United Methodist Church urgently needs nonperishable food to provide to those in need through their food pantry.  Critically needed goods include canned meats, pasta sauce, pasta, beans, rice, canned vegetables, peanut butter, jelly, and canned fruit. Donations can be dropped off in the rear of the building.

Salvation Army Fairfax
Location: Fairfax
Agency Contact: Angela Soriano
Donation Needs: Care Package Creation – The Salvation Army Fairfax is collecting items for seniors and others in vulnerable populations. You can help by creating care packages from the security of your own home and safely dropping them off at local food banks northern virginia location. Click here to learn more about this opportunity. You may also donate online: www.salvationarmynca.org/covid19

Second Story
Location: Vienna
Agency Contact: Christine Bartell
Donation Needs: Second Story, an organization that assists at-risk youth, is in need of $10- $20 gift cards from area restaurants, Walmart, Target, and grocery stores. Also needed shelf-stable food, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, and size 5 & 6 packages of diapers. Click here for information about how to drop off donations.

Share Inc.
Location: Mclean
Agency Contact: Randy Glantz
Donation Needs: Accepts perishable and non-perishable food donations. Donated items are distributed to families and individuals in need. Click here for information about specific items needed.

Shelter House, Inc.
Location: Patrick Henry Family Shelter (Falls Church) & Katherine Hanley Family Shelter (Fairfax)
Agency Contact: Nurjan Ahmedova
Volunteer Needs: Meal to Go and Activity Kit Making – Do you have a stage credit card payment login extra time on your hand and want to help those in need? Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs:
The Katherine Hanley & Patrick Henry Family Shelters are in great need of supplies to care for their guests residing in the shelters. Click to learn more about how you can help.

Shoestring Theatre Company
Agency Contact: Amelia Townsend
Volunteer Needs: The Shoestring Theatre Company is seeking volunteers to assist with social media support and researching virtual projects, from the comfort of your own home.  Click to learn more.

Teens United
Agency Contact: Ewa Malik
Volunteer Needs: Teens United is a nonprofit organization run by Teens who are passionate about serving their local communities in the time of crisis. Teens United volunteers provide contact-less and free delivery of groceries, medicine, and other essential items to our senior citizens and frontline workers during times of crisis, a natural disaster, or a pandemic. Click to learn more about the positions they are seeking to fill: volunteer drivers, a Finance Director, and members of their Fundraising Team.

The Arc of Northern Virginia
Location: Falls Church
Agency Contact: Rikki Epstein
Donation Needs: The Arc of Northern Virginia requests financial donations to sustain critical work supporting people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families. Please use this link to make your donation today.

The Children Science Center
Agency Contact: Kara Pascale
Donation Need: Due to COVID, The Children’s Science Center Lab remains closed. They are using the Lab as a production studio to deliver their mission virtually with online STEM enrichment programs, field trips, parties, and other events. To carry out these efforts, they are in need of webcams that are less than one year old and storage containers (like Sterilite, Rubbermaid, etc.), and shelf organizers. Donations may be dropped off at the lab at Fair Oaks Mall. Contact Lab Staff to coordinate your donation.

Tree of Life Ministries
Location: Purcellville
Agency Contact: Dell Nunaley
Volunteer Needs: Food Pantry Volunteers – Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Cooking Oil, Canned Meats & Fruit, Sugar, Flour, and Pasta Sauce. For regular listings in real-time, go to www.tolministries.org.

United Community
Location: Alexandria
Agency Contact: Deborah Halla
Donation Needs: Support their Coronavirus Emergency Response Fund, dedicated to helping this unprecedented need. Click to join United Community to support our vulnerable neighbors with your gift of fulfillment and hope.

Vienna Arts Society
Agency Contact: Mary Ellen Larkins
Donation Need: With the Vienna Arts Society closed and exhibits are closed, no income is coming in.  We have monthly bills of over $3,200.  If you love the arts and would like to support Vienna Arts Society, we local food banks northern virginia any donation.  We brought you the wonderfully painted benches last year.  This year we are working on the Art of Kindness.  Please check out our website www.viennaartssociety.org.

Volunteer Fairfax
Location: Fairfax County
Agency Contact: Kim Luckabaugh
Volunteer Needs:
• Volunteer Emergency Team (VET) Leaders – be a part of a group that assists in an emergency by organizing and deploying volunteers to support the needs in the community. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
• Handmade Masks and Mask Holders – Volunteers are needed to sew masks and 3-D mask holders for our nonprofit organizations in need. Click here to learn more about this opportunity.
Donation Needs: Just like you, Volunteer Fairfax is committed to helping our community heal, recover, and rebuild from this turbulent time. To address the work that needs to be done, we launched Move Forward, a giving campaign to help Volunteer Fairfax grow and thrive. With you by our side, Volunteer Fairfax can carry out our critical mission to mobilize volunteers and resources as we #Move Forward from the pandemic. Thank you!  Click to donate now.

Volunteer Solutions
Agency Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Location: Fairfax County
Volunteer Need: Particularly during COVID-19: Do you want to be part of a meaningful endeavor to help ensure that Meals on Wheels recipients (who have memory loss) are appropriately heating and consuming their delivered meals? Volunteers are needed during lunch or dinner hours, 2-3 days per week, to assist participants with heating up their food and to provide meal time companionship. Click to learn more.

Volunteers of America Chesapeake
Contact: Christle Baker-Gill
Location: Metro DC Area
Donation Needs: With winter here and no clear end in sight for this pandemic, the families supported by Volunteers of America Chesapeake need support now more than ever. These families are low income, single parent households, veterans in need, those who were homeless or facing homelessness at one time, and those in need of supportive services. Click to learn more.

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM)
Location: Chantilly
Donation Needs: Donate online or by ordering and shipping food items to our office using our Amazon Wish List as a guide which is set up for single-serve items for kids to eat while schools are closed.

Women Giving Back (A HomeAid Northern Virginia Program)
Location: Sterling
Agency Contact: Julia Michels
Volunteer Need: The WGB Store is filled with donated clothing, accessories, shoes and more, for both women and children. Their clients are qualified by their case managers, and are most typically living in shelters or part of a transitional program in and around the Greater Washington DC area. Volunteers provide personal service and local food banks northern virginia interaction in a unique boutique-like atmosphere and sort, hang, and box clothes, arrange the boutique, and assist clients while they pick out clothing and accessories. Click to learn more.
Donation Needs: Monetary donations help this organization stay open and serve those in need, click to donate now. In-kind needs are non-perishable food, drink and snack items, microwavable lunches and dinners, baby food and formula (Similac), diapers – all sizes (newborn – 7), diaper wipes, toiletries, paper towels, feminine hygiene supplies, you can also have items sent using the Amazon Wish List.


COVID-19 Resources

News & Public Advisories

Источник: https://www.volunteerfairfax.org/home/covid-19/

DONORS--HOW TO HELP

Gift cards for clients can now be purchased at McLean Giant.  Giant or Target cards are available.  Share also accepts Walmart cards bought at other locations.  

Many people want to help those in need by donating food.    Here are some options: 

 

1.  Donors can donate money online by credit card, PayPal or by mailing a check.  Share volunteers will purchase what is most needed and available.  Click here to go to DONATE page.

 

2.   Grocery Gift Cards can be left at the McLean Giant front desk for pick up by Share. 

3.   Purchase Share's most needed items at this website:  https://www.myregistry.com/organization/share-of-mclean-mclean-va/2380279  

Deliveries are sent directly to a safe location where they are loaded into a Share food truck.  

  

3.   Food items can be dropped in the outdoor sheds at the McLean Baptist Church.   Our volunteers are not continuously present at the Mclean Baptist Church to accept deliveries for Share but they do empty the sheds daily.    For large donations, contact [email protected] to arrange a drop off time.   Click here for a list ofShare's Most Needed Items.

 

4.    The Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 1545 Chain Bridge Dr, McLean, Va., accepts donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items only Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.  Come to the office and ring the doorbell. (The office is on the Westmoreland side of the church, not the front doors and not the playground side).  Please only bring items if you are in good health.   They cannot accept clothing, toys or household items.  

Thank you for supporting Share!

Источник: https://www.shareofmclean.org/

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Where can I drop off food donations near me?

Food donations are a great way to help alleviate hunger and increase food security! Food insecurity is characterized by lacking the necessary financial resources to access nutritious food essential for health. We wrote this blog post to help answer the question of where can I drop off food donations near me?

Imagine this, you just received your check for this month: $2,000 dollars. You can't qualify for any government assistance because you make a few hundred above the maximum income threshold. 

With this check, you pay rent [$1,200], insurance [$133], and utilities [$171]. Now, with $496 dollars, for you and your child. You will also need to buy incidentals: medicine, hygiene products, and more. With the average cost of food for two being around $500, you will have far less than that to buy adequate food.

Food insecure households often experience multiple financial burdens that negatively impact their ability to buy nutritional foods. Extreme food insecurity can result in hunger. 

Food Insecurity in America

Feeding America estimates 42 million Americans will be food insecure, and over 13 million children are currently living in food insecure households. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, food insecurity has drastically increased for over 10 million Americans. Unsurprisingly, children, minorities, and the elderly populations are disproportionately impacted. It is critical that our local food systems have a source of fresh and healthy foods available to distribute to our underserved populations. 

Now, thinking back to this story, how can this mother and child make sure their nutritional needs are met? Well, they can go to hunger relief organizations to receive the food they need. And here is where you can come in! You can drop off food donations to your local hunger relief organizations. Those organizations will then redistribute these resources to food insecure families in your local community.

The main goal of hunger relief organizations is to provide a source of food to populations in need. Hunger relief organizations form partnerships with individual donors, community retailers, distributors, government agencies, and other organizations to distribute food to food insecure families. With that said, how does donating food help the community? Donating food is a great way to decrease food waste, reduce production of greenhouse gases, and strengthen your community through food.

We have compiled a list of resources below, so you can easily donate food near you. 

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Where can I drop off food donations near me?

Locations for Food Banks and Food Pantries

Feeding America is the largest food bank network in the nation. They have 200 food banks in the network and 60,000 food distribution sites. Approximately 4.3 billion meals are distributed each year. Find your local Food Bank. Feeding America provides an interactive map to find food banks in your state and zip code. Specific instructions on where to donate, receive, and volunteer can be found by clicking the food bank of your choice. [Please note: The link only connects you with food banks in-network with Feeding America]

Midwest Food Bank is a faith-based, national food bank in 10 locations across the US. Find out if Midwest Food Bank is activated in your state and donate to a Midwest food bank. 

Foodpantries.org is a great place to find food pantries and soup kitchens in your local community. 

WhyHunger helps connect you with your local food pantries through the phone [1(800) 5-HUNGRY] or by texting your zip code to [1-800-548-6479]. Please note, WhyHunger’s purpose is to assist food insecure populations locate food, therefore some food pantries listed might not accept food donations. 

FoodFinder is an interactive map to find food pantries in your zip code. Similar to WhyHunger, FoodFinder helps food insecure individuals locate food. Through FoodFinder, additional contact information, types of services provided, and operation hours can be found by clicking the food pantry of your choice. 

Looking for other, more non-traditional options

Freedges are public refrigerators that provide a place for people to donate, share, and obtain food within the community. Foods that can be donated include fresh produce, prepackaged baked and dry foods, commercially packaged foods, dairy products, and labeled home-cooked meals. All home-cooked meals must be labeled with date of donation, food description, and list of allergens. Visit Find a Freedge, to utilize the interactive map to locate a community fridge near you.

Little Free Pantries are small pantries that provide a space for people to donate what they can and take what they need. It is a great place to donate small amounts of nonperishable foods and personal care products to people in your community. Mini pantry movement is an interactive map that locates little free pantries in your community. 

Food not Bombs is a food rescue organization aimed to decrease hunger through the distribution of vegan and vegetarian meals to communities in need. Visit here to locate and donate to a Food not Bombs location near you.

Do you have fresh produce from your garden? 

Fresh Food Connect is on a mission to create a more healthy, sustainable, and local food system by creating a market for homegrown food. Fresh Food Connect licenses its mobile app to hunger relief organizations to coordinate the aggregation of homegrown produce. This produce is then donated and used to create positive change in the local food system. Individual gardeners sign up on the Fresh Food Connect app to donate their backyard grown produce that would perhaps otherwise go to waste. Fresh Food Connect helps solve “the zucchini problem” by directing surplus produce from garden to hunger relief center. This is done through a pick-up or drop off model, depending on local operations. Download the Fresh Food Connect App to how do you check your cash app card balance your surplus produce today!

AmpleHarvest.org connects backyard gardeners to local food pantries. Find a Pantry to Donate Food is an interactive map that helps gardeners locate food pantries near you. 

Other Resources to Locate and Donate to Hunger Relief Organizations

Homeless Shelters Directory provides information on homeless shelters, food pantries, and soup kitchens by state. It provides information to locate and donate food to housing insecure and homeless populations. 

Swipe out Hunger is a national organization aimed to decrease hunger for college students. Colleges partnered with Swipe out Hunger can be found here. Swipe out Hunger organizes events such as “The Swipe Drive” to collect food donations.

Amazon Smile can help you find and donate items online. Many hunger relief organizations have set up an Amazon Wish List that will provide you with a list of items they want and need. Items you purchase from the list will be delivered directly to the organization of your choice. By typing words like “hunger relief” or “food” in the search bar, Amazon Smile will provide you with a list of related organizations. Please note, to access the charity wishlist, you will need to be signed in to your Amazon Smile account. 

We hope you use this information to strengthen our communities through food. Thank you for taking the time to read and learn more about where you can donate food near you. Together, we can make a difference in someone’s life.

Источник: https://freshfoodconnect.org/blog/dropofffooddonations/

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