Food for Others' mission is to obtain and distribute free food to the hungry of Northern Virginia and support food programs of other community-based organizations. We provide a channel for people to volunteer their services to help their neighbors in need.

Food for Others, the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia, provides the assistance vitally needed by our unemployed and low-income neighbors. We provide a safety net for people who suddenly face unforeseen emergencies such as a family illness or the loss of a job or a spouse.

Even though Northern Virginia is considered one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in the country, we still face a poverty rate of about 5%. This means, based on U.S. Census figures, that more than 90,000 people are living in poverty and 30 percent are children.

Food for Others is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization funded in part by the Fairfax and Arlington County governments. We also receive funding from foundations, churches and many generous individuals. A small but dedicated staff and the hard work of over 1,000 volunteers allow us to keep our costs low and maximize our service to those in need.

Financial contributions to Food for Others are tax-deductible.  Donors will receive a tax receipt acknowledgement of their donation.

As an organization dedicated to sound fiscal management and transparency, we are providing easy access to our IRS 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax. For additional information about Food for Others, please see our Annual Report.

Kid's Cookie Making Class at Wildfire


Join in a fun activity with the kids at Wildfire, Tysons Galleria, 3rd floor, as Executtive Chef Moreno Espinoza shares his best-kept secrets for baking and decorating cookies as we swing into spring. Classes will be held Saturday, March 7 from 3 until 4pm and Sunday, March 8 from 9 until 10am. Joining Chef Moreno for the Saturday session will be guest host Angie Goff, NBC4 Anchor, and her daughter Adora.

The class is priced at $20.00 per child, plus tax (gratuity not included). A portion of the proceeds will go to Food for Others and benefit the families we serve.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call Amanda or Erika at 703-442-9110.




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It works just like Amazon but if you designate FFO as your charity, Amazon gives us a donation.

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You can now buy food and have it sent directly to Food for Others from Amazon.com. See our

Amazon Wish List


We are in great need of the following items:

Canned meats

Canned chili

Canned fruit

Canned pastas

Macaroni & cheese

Reusable grocery bags




Did you know?

In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2014, Food for Others distributed over 2.2 million pounds of free food to families in need in Northern Virginia