Food for Others provides free food several different ways to people in need in Northern Virginia.

Warehouse Services

  • Emergency Referral Program – Free emergency food is provided to individuals and families referred to Food for Others by social service providers – social workers, clergy, hospitals, and schools.
  • USDA TEFAP monthly program – The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture provides monthly food to those clients meeting income guidelines. If you are a Northern Virginia resident you may walk in and apply. Bring a photo ID and if it does not have your current address on it, please bring in a lease or a piece of mail addressed to you.

Neighborhood Sites

Getting helpIndividuals and families in need to supplemental food may go to one of 16 neighborhood site locations to pick up food distributed in the evening by Food for Others’ volunteers. Clients receive food at these sites with no referral necessary – the only question asked is, “How many people will be sharing this food?”

Where do you live?

There may be services available for you closer to your home.

For information available for help with rent, utilities, housing services, clothing, jobs, health services, and other needs – from 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

Additional Resources:

Fairfax County – Human Services Resource Guide

Capital Area Food Bank – Services Search Guide

Fairfax County Public Schools –¬†Free Summer Meals for Kids Program