The mission of Food for Others is to distribute free food to neighbors in need, in partnership with the Northern Virginia community, and to provide opportunities for people to volunteer their resources.
Hunger is a symptom of other problems: homelessness, poverty, unemployment, and health issues. Food for Others' Community Partners fight these larger problems and are better able to maximize their resources with our help. We make bulk distributions of food to more than 25 other charitable organizations that support homeless shelters, and deliveries to the elderly, as well as church and community center pantries.
Where We Work
What We Do
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.