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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.

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Sustainable Steps

What is a sustainable food system? How can we change our existing food system to make it more sustainable? These are the questions food justice leaders ask themselves in their work to build a sustainable food system. Sustainable food systems are the second element of food justice work according to the Brooklyn Law Center. The

Healthy Food for All: Why Is Healthy Food Not Always Accessible?

To begin exploring food justice, we’re going to dive into what healthy food for all really means. Healthy food for all is one of the three priorities of food justice, and to move towards this goal, the food justice movement is working to improve access to fresh/high-quality foods. Many communities experience a lack of healthy

Social Worker Spotlight: Maria Marris

This month we’re celebrating Social Work Appreciation Month! Social workers are an integral part of our operation at Food for Others. They make referrals for emergency…

Pounds of Food Distributed
Houses Served Weekly
Power Packs Distributed Weekly
of the Food We Received Was Donated
Volunteer Hours
of the Food We Received Was Rescued

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