Food for Others is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. We are following the guidance of public health professionals on steps we must take to protect the health and safety of our clients, volunteers, and staff members. At this time, FFO is open and operating on a normal schedule. Please click here for a Coronavirus update from the Fairfax County Health Department.

More than 70,000 people live in poverty in Fairfax County, one of the Nation’s wealthiest regions.

Food for Others distributes food to more than 2,000 local families in need each week.

We are able to provide food with help from the community.



Empty Bowls is Postponed until October 16, 2020

Join us for our 13th annual Empty Bowls! Enjoy a warm meal and take home a handmade artisan bowl to raise money for hungry families in Northern Virginia. All proceeds will help Food for Others launch its mobile food pantry to reach more people in need of food who cannot make it to the FFO warehouse. Hosted by the Giving Circle of HOPE.

We’re raising money for a Mobile Food Pantry!

We are counting on you to help us reach more families in need of food. We have plans to take our emergency food program on the road, bringing a truck fully stocked with groceries to families who cannot get to our warehouse. Will you make a donation to help us launch our mobile food program?  It would mean so much to us and the people we serve.

Make a donation HERE.

4-Star Charity, 5 years in a row!

Financial health and a commitment to accountability and transparency have earned Food for Others its fifth consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Since 2002, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally responsible organizations the highest 4-star rating. 

We could not have earned this rating without you. Thank you for trusting Food for Others with your time, donations, and support.

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The View from Inside Food for Others during COVID-19

By |March 17th, 2020|

It’s 8:15 on Tuesday morning and Food for Others staff are starting to arrive and gear up for the day. Like everyone else, we’re wondering if the day will unfold how we expect or if everything will change like has been happening so often over the past few days. This place definitely doesn’t look like it did two

1103, 2020

Fairfax Diapers

By |March 11th, 2020|

At Fairfax Diapers, our goal is to ease the challenge of diaper insecurity and to raise awareness of this need in our community. Since the launch of Fairfax Diapers about 8 months ago, we have distributed over 73,000 diapers to clients receiving food at Food for Others. I became aware of diaper insecurity in Fairfax County throughout my

403, 2020

My Market @ Food for Others

By |March 4th, 2020|

“You’ve got a great set-up here! There’s even a space for the kids. It’s so spacious and organized, I love the recipes and the sheets with all the health food information. This is just fabulous.” – FFO Client Gwen We think the new My Market@ Food for Others is fabulous too. My Market replaces FFO’s old “choice” section

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