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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

Mental Health and Food Insecurity: Connected?

As a food bank, we help people through some of the most difficult times of their lives. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, October 3rd through 9th, we’ve chosen to acknowledge the impact of food insecurity on mental health. We hope this information encourages a more compassionate and respectful understanding of people struggling with food insecurity.   First of all, what

Honoring International Day of the Older Person

Although poverty among older adults isn’t frequently discussed, a significant portion of older adults struggle with food insecurity. Food insecurity can be a point of shame for older adults as it challenges their self-reliance. It can be frightening to ask for help, and many food-insecure people, including older adults, struggle to access potentially helpful resources.  In 2018, the Food Research Action Center (FRAC) reported that “poverty,

Bike Fundraiser on Behalf of Food for Others

Arjun Gowder’s Bike Ride Fundraiser was a tremendous success this year. After raising $250 last year, Arjun more than doubled his fundraising goal this year. The ride had a turnout of 34 people, beginning at 10:00 am on Sunday, October 17th. He raised $714.90, and his parents have agreed to match the funds raised.  With

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