Food for Others provides free food to people in need in Northern Virginia.
- Emergency Referral Program – Free emergency food is provided to individuals and families referred to Food for Others by social service providers including social workers, clergy, hospitals, and schools. Click here to view our guidelines for how to get or make a referral.
- USDA TEFAP monthly program – The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides monthly food for clients who meet income guidelines. If you are a Northern Virginia resident, you may walk in and apply. Bring a photo ID. If the ID does not have your current address on it, please also bring in a lease or a piece of mail addressed to you.
Individuals and families in need of supplemental food may go to one of 17 neighborhood site locations to pick up food distributed in the evening by Food for Others’ volunteers.
No referral is necessary, the only question clients will be asked is, “How many people are in your household?”
Where do you live?
There may be services available for you closer to your home.
For help with rent, utilities, housing services, clothing, jobs, health services, and other needs – anywhere in Northern Virginia, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, dial 2-1-1.
During normal business hours, you may call:
- City of Alexandria Human Services – 703-746-5700
- Arlington County Human Services – 703-228-1300
- Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning – 703-222-0880
- Loudoun County Loudoun Cares – 703-669-4636
- Manassas City Family Services – 703-361-8277
- Manassas Park Social Services – 703-335-8880
- Prince William County Social Services – 703-792-7500
Fairfax County – Human Services Resource Guide
Capital Area Food Bank – Services Search Guide
Fairfax County Public Schools – Free Summer Meals for Kids Program