Benefitting Food for Others
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
Social Work Appreciation Month: The Shayna Sargent Story
Every year in March, we celebrate Social Work Appreciation Month. Social work can be a demanding field, but given the opportunity, social workers can truly make a difference in the lives of the people they serve. At Food for Others, we rely on social workers to submit emergency referrals. With an emergency referral, families can
What’s Changing with SNAP
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly known as SNAP, provides families struggling with food insecurity with monthly benefits. The program currently serves 41 million people (Civil Beat). In Virginia in 2022, the program served 764,600 residents (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities). SNAP benefits are determined based on an annual review of the Thrifty Food
Why Client Choice
“When an individual steps through the door at Food for Others,” shared Executive Director, Annie Turner, “we want them to feel a sense of belonging. While they are here, we want to give them a more normalized experience, and we want them to leave feeling empowered and supported. The new market accomplishes this and so