Food for Others obtains much of its food through food rescue operations and food drives. Staff and volunteers pick up good food that would be thrown away from local grocery stores and other retail food establishments. The food is brought to the warehouse for temporary storage, including refrigeration as appropriate. Food drives provide most of our non-perishable food.

Local merchants, the USDA, and food drives provide the food; volunteers and staff provide the hands; and charitable contributions and fundraising events provide the funds. Charitable contributions provide a major part of Food for Others’ budget. We are grateful to the following food donors:

Capital Area Food Bank
Costco
Fairfax County Farmers Market
Fresh Market
Giant
Mom’s Organic Market
Mosaic Central Farm Market

Safeway
Shoppers Food Warehouse
Smart Markets
Target
Trader Joe’s
Wegmans
Whole Foods