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Our Mission

Our mission is to distribute food to our neighbors in need by mobilizing our giving community and volunteers.

In our nation’s capital area, the high cost of living forces many families who are struggling to make ends meet to choose between spending money for food, or on other basic needs such as housing and healthcare. Since 1995, Food for Others has been helping many of these families.

Food for Others is an important part of Northern Virginia’s safety net for those needing food when an emergency strikes and for the growing number of working poor who need to supplement their inadequate food supplies.

News & Events

The Heart of Our Operations: Our Volunteers 

As we embrace the charm (and yes, the cheesiness) of Valentine’s Day, we dedicate this blog to the heart of Food for Others – our volunteers! From the fast-paced lobby of My Market to the comradery of packing power packs, volunteers are the backbone of Food for Others. Food for Others has seen thousands of

Why Choice: Celebrating One Year of My Market

This month marks one year since the opening of My Market. A hub for community, My Market has seen a plethora of volunteers, donors, and clients walk through the doors. Volunteers and clients alike share smiles and stories. Amid the changing seasons, from the calm days of July to the chaos of December, My Market

Harvesting Hope: Thanksgiving at Food for Others

Thanksgiving week is usually buzzing with energy – from last minute grocery shopping to coordinating travel plans with family, the week can feel overwhelming. However, for many of our neighbors, the feelings of stress do not come from an overabundance and juggling conflicting plans, but rather stem from a lack of food. The week of

Pounds of Food Distributed
Houses Served Weekly
Power Packs Distributed Weekly
of the Food Distributed Was Rescued
Volunteer Hours
of the Food We Distributed Was Fresh Produce

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