Referring Agencies

The Emergency Referral Food Program provides your clients that are in an emergency situation with about 3 to 5 days’ worth of food.

Emergency Referral Guidelines

  • A client can have a maximum of 6 referrals in a calendar year.

  • Only 1 referral in a calendar week.

  • One referral equals one visit. An additional allotment of food would require an additional referral.

  • Once we receive the referral, the client has up to 2 weeks to come in and retrieve the food from our office at 2938 Prosperity Ave, Fairfax, 22031.

  • The client is required to bring in a form of ID showing where they live. It can be a driver’s license or a piece of mail with their name and address on it.
    For example, a bill, letter from their child’s school, etc. not the Bed, Bath & Beyond coupon. A passport can be used as the picture ID.

  • For a copy of our Emergency Referral Form, please send an email to referral@foodforothers.org with the subject “Request for Emergency Food Referral Form”.

  • Please know the referral form must be at our office before the client comes in to pick up their food. The client cannot carry in the form unless it is a prescription from a doctor. Also, there is no “approval” needed, as soon as we have the form, the client can come in.

  • Please email the completed Emergency Referral Form to us at referral@foodforothers.org.  Do not forget to include the clients first and last name and the name of your organization.