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.

Keeping in mind the health of our volunteers, we have decided that from Monday, March 30th through Tuesday, July 7th, we will not have volunteers in the Food for Others office or warehouse.

Here are a few ways to help until we see you again:

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.



Register for the Food for Others Tysons 5K & Fun Run

Run with us in our 7th annual Tysons 5K & Fun Run! Each $35 registration provides milk and eggs for 15 families.

Where: Tysons Corner Center

When: Sunday, Sept 27, 2020 9AM

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.

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.

2104, 2020

5 Marathons to Feed Others

By |April 21st, 2020|

Fairfax Hospital nurse, Susan McClanahan, is planning to run 5 marathons in 5 weeks to raise money to help Food for Others meet the increased need for food in Northern Virginia due to the COVID-19 pandemic. McClanahan will be running 26.2 miles on May 24th, June 7th, June 12th, June 20th and June 24th. “I was originally planning

704, 2020

Food for Others partners with restaurant 2941 during COVID-19

By |April 7th, 2020|

Upscale restaurant 2941 and Food for Others are only two miles apart, but a world apart in every other way. Named as one of the 100 Very Best Restaurants by Washingtonian Magazine in 2017, 2941 is helmed by Executive Chef Bertrand Chemel, a classically trained French chef who worked under Daniel Boulud. The restaurant is surrounded by gorgeous

1703, 2020

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

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