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.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, Food for Others staff is unable to carry your groceries to your car during this time. If you need help carrying boxes to your car, please bring someone to assist you. 

Food for Others’ warehouse at 2938 Prosperity Avenue, Fairfax, VA 22031 is open for distributions of food, Monday through Friday from 9:30am until 5:00pm.

Northern Virginia Residents may receive food from us at the warehouse in two different ways:

1. USDA Food Supplements

If you meet U.S. Government low-income guidelines, you may be eligible to receive USDA food supplements.

  • 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.

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP) is a supplemental assistance program for low-income households and is provided by the United States Department of Agriculture. Clients may shop in the “choice” area, choosing enough food to meet their families’ needs for three to five days.

2. Emergency Food

We make free emergency food distributions from our warehouse for people who are referred to us by social service providers like social workers, clergy, hospitals, and schools. The boxes of food are enough to last a family three-to-five days until other forms of assistance become available.

Click here to read our guidelines for how to get or make a referral.

If you cannot come to our warehouse, please click here for additional food resources.