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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

Summer Produce Stands

Summer is here, and with it comes beautiful and nutritious fruits and vegetables available at Food for Others! One of our favorite parts of summer is our produce pop-up stands outside My Market. These pop-up stands provide our clients with greater access to fresh, seasonal produce – one of the most requested items in our

Food and Mental Health

May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. Food plays a vital role in one’s mental health. At Food for Others, we see firsthand how access to nutritious and culturally diverse food can impact mental health.  According to a recent study, “the importance of food security as a health predictor often outweighs the impact of

The Importance of Sustainability: a Look into Food for Others’ Operations

As Earth Day approaches, we’re excited to share the ways Food for Others is making a positive impact on our planet every day! From composting to food rescue and community gardens, we’re dedicated to creating a better environment for all. Learn more about the ways we are committed to creating a more eco-friendly, sustainable food

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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