Food for Others' mission is to obtain and distribute free food to the hungry of Northern Virginia and support food programs of other community-based organizations. We provide a channel for people to volunteer their services to help their neighbors in need.

Food for Others, the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia, provides the assistance vitally needed by our unemployed and low-income neighbors. We provide a safety net for people who suddenly face unforeseen emergencies such as a family illness or the loss of a job or a spouse.

Even though Northern Virginia is considered one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in the country, we still face a poverty rate of about 5%. This means, based on U.S. Census figures, that more than 90,000 people are living in poverty and 30 percent are children.

Food for Others is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit organization funded in part by the Fairfax and Arlington County governments. We also receive funding from foundations, churches and many generous individuals. A small but dedicated staff and the hard work of over 1,000 volunteers allow us to keep our costs low and maximize our service to those in need.

Financial contributions to Food for Others are tax-deductible.  Donors will receive a tax receipt acknowledgement of their donation.

As an organization dedicated to sound fiscal management and transparency, we are providing easy access to our IRS 990, Return of Organization Exempt from Income Tax. For additional information about Food for Others, please see our Annual Report.

Neighbors Feeding Neighbors 5K

Coming to Tysons on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

At the corner or Jones Branch Drive and Westpark Drive.





Food for Others Golf Tournament

The weather could not have been better and the tournament was a big success!

We are grateful to these companies for supporting Food for Others by sponsoring this year's golf outing:

First Potomac Realty Trust (Presenting Sponsor)

Heritage Landscaping Services

Bregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday

Jeff Wu -- Agent Knows Homes


CBRE No. VA Industrial Team

Quest Insurance

Cassidy Turley

Cushman & Wakefield

CleanTech Building Maintenance, Inc.

Stewart Title and Escrow

Integrity Applications Inc. (IAI)

PCM Contracting

Hitt Contracting

Brian Nemiroff Photographic Utopia

Elements McLean Hair Salon

Alexandria Land Rover


Meet Food for Others


You can now buy food and have it sent directly to Food for Others from Amazon.com. See our

Amazon Wish List


We are in great need of the following items:

Canned meats

Canned chili

Canned fruit

Canned pastas

Macaroni & cheese

Reusable grocery bags




Did you know?

In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013, Food for Others distributed almost 2.3 million pounds of free food to families in need in Northern Virginia