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Celebrate Black History Month this February with Fairfax County on Friday 7 PM to 8 PM!

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/stream.
We're hiring for a new position! Come join our staff as our Food Resources Coordinator!

https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=21efa8d6bb2ac3d3
Join Jeff Wu, of Agent Knows Homes, tomorrow from 12 PM to 3PM for his Real Estate Mastermind Training benefiting Food for Others!

https://foodforothers.salsalabs.org/MastermindTraining
We're calling on you for help!

Our Power Pack Program (P3) is currently struggling due to food shortages! If you're unfamiliar with the program, it provides weekend meals to students in need at 44 schools throughout Northern Virginia. The program serves between 3,400 and 4,000 students per week.

Please help us continue to feed NOVA students by donating FOOD! We're currently in high need of P3 items including milk (single serve boxes), juice (ex: capri suns), and mac n cheese.

If you're not in the area, you can help by donating food via our amazon wish list:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1YYI2VWY58YCL?ref_=wl_fv_le
You may be familiar with both food banks and food pantries. However, do you know what differentiates the two?

PUT BELOW in the comments whether you think Food for Others is a food bank or a food pantry. 😃
Food for Others will open at 1 pm today, January 7th, due to inclement weather. Hope everyone stays safe!
FFO will remain closed today, January 4th, due to road conditions. We will not open at 1 pm as originally planned.
Food for Others will open at 1 pm today, January 4th, due to inclement weather. Stay safe, everyone!
Food for Others will be closed Monday, January 3rd, due to inclement weather.
Join Food for Others at Jammin Java at 7:30 PM tomorrow for Mama's Black Sheep's Christmas Concert. The band has generously offered to donate 10% of ticket proceeds to FFO!

https://www.jamminjava.com/shows/music-makes-life-better-benefiting-food-for-others-feat-mamas-black-sheep-christine-havrilla/
If you've been following us since the start of the pandemic, you may have heard us mention our CARES Community Partners. We're so grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with so many incredible partners throughout NoVa!
Last of all, how many people has Food for Others served since January 1st in Springfield, Vienna, and Woodbridge? HINT: It may be more than you think!

https://foodforothers.salsalabs.org/novembergiving

Foodbank in NOVA

Operating as usual

Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax 2022 Spring Meeting 04/29/2022

Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax 2022 Spring Meeting

Are you interested in learning more about food equity work in Fairfax County? If your answer is yes, join the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax's Spring meeting on Thursday May 10th from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM!

Register Below:

Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax 2022 Spring Meeting Meeting will include Business Meeting, Presentation of the Live Healthy Fairfax Award and a program from the Fairfax Food Council

04/28/2022

We're so grateful for the support of the Fairfax County Public Library!

Be like our board members Brian Engler, Sujatha Hampton and Priscille Dando. Bring food donations to any of our branches during opening hours through Saturday to benefit our partner organization Food for Others. Learn more: bit.ly/FCPL_ReadAndFeed-2022

04/27/2022

After learning about food labels in our last post, you may now be curious about canned food! Canned food is commonly wasted due to misunderstood labels. If you're unsure what to do with some of your cans, you can always donate them to your local food bank!

04/27/2022

Today is Stop Food Waste Day! One of the best ways to reduce food waste is to learn more about food labels. These labels can be very confusing, so we've included some short explanations (from the USDA) of common label terms!

04/25/2022

Join us on Saturday, May 14th for the 2022 Feed Fairfax 5k! There's 4 more days to register for $5 less. Sign up here!

https://potomac.enmotive.com/events/register/2022-feed-fairfax-5k

04/23/2022

Happy World Book Day! Counting down one more week until the end of Read N'Feed! There's still time to find your next book to curl up with at your local branch of the FCPL.

04/22/2022

The US wastes 80 Billion Pounds of food each year, and food takes up more space in US landfills than anything else (Facts from Feeding America).

Share below in the comments what's a small, attainable, change you can make to help the Earth?

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! 04/22/2022

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! Thank you so much to all our volunteers! Volunteers are the backbone of the work we do at Food for Others, and we're endlessly grateful for their dedication and generosity!

Our volunteer coordinator, Kelly Richards, wanted to share with you her favorite volunteerism quote in honor of the week:

"Every individual matters. Every individual has a role to play. Every individual makes a difference"- Jane Goodall

Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! Thank you for all your hard work! We're so grateful for your support!

03/29/2022

Art Blooms at Mosaic - National Cherry Blossom Festival

Stop by our booth this Sunday at Art Blooms Mosaic! We're so excited to celebrate the Cherry Blossom season with you!

Art Blooms at Mosaic - National Cherry Blossom Festival Mosaic District Art Blooms at Mosaic Mosaic District welcomes Spring with a two-day festival: Art Blooms at Mosaic. On April 2 and 3, visitors and surrounding communities are invited to a weekend of fun-filled activities for the whole family while taking part in the nation’s favorite springtime ce...

03/28/2022

Art Blooms at Mosaic - National Cherry Blossom Festival

Stop by our booth this Sunday at Art Blooms Mosaic! We're so excited to celebrate the Cherry Blossom season with you!

Art Blooms at Mosaic - National Cherry Blossom Festival Mosaic District Art Blooms at Mosaic Mosaic District welcomes Spring with a two-day festival: Art Blooms at Mosaic. On April 2 and 3, visitors and surrounding communities are invited to a weekend of fun-filled activities for the whole family while taking part in the nation’s favorite springtime ce...

Social Worker Spotlight: Maria Marris - Food for Others Website 03/28/2022

Social Worker Spotlight: Maria Marris - Food for Others Website

At Food for Others, social workers are essential partners! They help us reach more people and do incredible work to make sure their clients' needs are being met. Since March is Social Work Appreciation Month, we got together with one of the lovely social workers partnering with us to hear more about her experience.

Introducing... Maria Marris!

Social Worker Spotlight: Maria Marris - Food for Others Website 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 food that clients can pick up at mobile sites or our warehouse. They also help coordinate our Power Pack Program at their respecti...

03/19/2022

While talking to a Girl Scout troop back in February, we discussed how we feel when we're hungry. Sad, stressed, and worried were just some of the emotions we shared. Help out the bus at Stuff the Bus today from 10 AM to 3 PM!

If you donate at Fairfax County Government Center, Van Dyck Park, Providence Elementary School, or Providence District's Supervisor's Office, your donation will support FFO's mission to serve children and families struggling with food insecurity.

The Beginnings of Food Justice - Food for Others Website 03/16/2022

The Beginnings of Food Justice - Food for Others Website

Back in February, Food for Others staff had the opportunity to discuss injustice in the food system thanks to Soul Fire Farm's training program! With their program in mind, we're beginning a blog series on food justice. Take a moment to read our first article below!

The Beginnings of Food Justice - Food for Others Website You may be familiar with the term food insecurity, but what about food justice? When we think of the word “justice,” we typically associate it with freedom and equality. However, what exactly does that mean in relation to food? Well, to start off, food justice is defined as “a holistic and str...

03/09/2022

Help, the bus is hungry! Join us on March 19th from 10 AM to 3 PM to Stuff the Bus!

If you donate at Fairfax County Government Center, Van Dyck Park, Providence Elementary School, or Providence District's Supervisor's Office, your donation will support FFO's mission to serve children and families struggling with food insecurity.

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/neighborhood-community-services/stuff-the-bus

02/16/2022

Food for Others is closing at 1 PM on Wednesday, February 16th for a Diversity and Equity Training.

Satouri's Mission: The Story of Food for Others and Quest Insurance - Food for Others Website 02/15/2022

Satouri's Mission: The Story of Food for Others and Quest Insurance - Food for Others Website

Check out our most recent blog post featuring Sami Satouri, a long-time supporter of Food for Others!

https://foodforothers.org/satouris-mission-the-story-of-food-for-others-and-quest-insurance/

Satouri's Mission: The Story of Food for Others and Quest Insurance - Food for Others Website When you think of corporate social responsibility, what first comes to mind might be a large corporation, like Tom’s Shoes, using its platform to help impoverished communities. Corporate social responsibility is the idea that businesses have a responsibility to help the communities around them. In...

02/09/2022

Celebrate Black History Month this February with Fairfax County on Friday 7 PM to 8 PM!

https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/cableconsumer/channel-16/stream.

Food Resources Coordinator - Fairfax, VA 22031 - Indeed.com 02/09/2022

Food Resources Coordinator - Fairfax, VA 22031 - Indeed.com

We're hiring for a new position! Come join our staff as our Food Resources Coordinator!

https://www.indeed.com/m/viewjob?jk=21efa8d6bb2ac3d3

Food Resources Coordinator - Fairfax, VA 22031 - Indeed.com Food for Others

02/08/2022

Join Jeff Wu, of Agent Knows Homes, tomorrow from 12 PM to 3PM for his Real Estate Mastermind Training benefiting Food for Others!

https://foodforothers.salsalabs.org/MastermindTraining

01/19/2022

We're calling on you for help!

Our Power Pack Program (P3) is currently struggling due to food shortages! If you're unfamiliar with the program, it provides weekend meals to students in need at 44 schools throughout Northern Virginia. The program serves between 3,400 and 4,000 students per week.

Please help us continue to feed NOVA students by donating FOOD! We're currently in high need of P3 items including milk (single serve boxes), juice (ex: capri suns), and mac n cheese.

If you're not in the area, you can help by donating food via our amazon wish list:

https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/1YYI2VWY58YCL?ref_=wl_fv_le

01/07/2022

You may be familiar with both food banks and food pantries. However, do you know what differentiates the two?

PUT BELOW in the comments whether you think Food for Others is a food bank or a food pantry. 😃

01/07/2022

Food for Others will open at 1 pm today, January 7th, due to inclement weather. Hope everyone stays safe!

01/04/2022

FFO will remain closed today, January 4th, due to road conditions. We will not open at 1 pm as originally planned.

01/04/2022

Food for Others will open at 1 pm today, January 4th, due to inclement weather. Stay safe, everyone!

01/03/2022

Food for Others will be closed Monday, January 3rd, due to inclement weather.

12/15/2021

Music Makes Life Better Benefiting Food For Others feat. Mama's Black Sheep + Christine Havrilla - Jammin Java

Join Food for Others at Jammin Java at 7:30 PM tomorrow for Mama's Black Sheep's Christmas Concert. The band has generously offered to donate 10% of ticket proceeds to FFO!

https://www.jamminjava.com/shows/music-makes-life-better-benefiting-food-for-others-feat-mamas-black-sheep-christine-havrilla/

Music Makes Life Better Benefiting Food For Others feat. Mama's Black Sheep + Christine Havrilla - Jammin Java Join us for “A Not-So-Silent Night” with Christine Havrilla + Mama’s Black Sheep! The artists will be playing their original tunes along with some Holiday favorites to get you in the spirit of the Season. Special guest Colleen Clark will be sitting in on guitar. This is a Music Makes Life Bett...

12/10/2021

If you've been following us since the start of the pandemic, you may have heard us mention our CARES Community Partners. We're so grateful for the opportunity to collaborate with so many incredible partners throughout NoVa!

12/03/2021

Last of all, how many people has Food for Others served since January 1st in Springfield, Vienna, and Woodbridge? HINT: It may be more than you think!

https://foodforothers.salsalabs.org/novembergiving

12/02/2021

We're delivering record numbers of power packs this year, so sometimes we end up low on resources! One way you can help support the Power Pack Program is by contributing reusable bags!

11/30/2021

Every year, Tuesday after Thanksgiving people come together to support charities across the world.

Giving Tuesday started in 2012 as a way to encourage radical generosity. It was founded by the Belfer Center for Innovation and Social Impact in New York City.

This year we're hoping you'll join together to help us serve more families in need! Donations of any size MAKE an impact!

https://foodforothers.salsalabs.org/GivinginNovember/index.html

11/28/2021

We're STILL matching donations that come in through the end of November! Since January 1st, we've had many food orders from residents of Lorton, Manassas, and McLean.

https://foodforothers.salsalabs.org/novembergiving

11/24/2021

You may be wondering: "Does anyone in my community really need food?"

Northern Virginia has a reputation for affluence, but despite some truth to that reputation, there are many people in need. You may even be surprised by the need in your own neighborhood!

11/22/2021

MATCH ALERT!!

If you donate now through the end of November, an anonymous donor has agreed to match your donation.

https://foodforothers.salsalabs.org/novembergiving

11/20/2021

As Thanksgiving approaches, you may be asking:
"Who should I donate to?"
Or
"How will I know my donation matters?"

At Food for Others, we have an impact on the neighborhoods directly around you! Reach out to [email protected] if you'd like to learn more about how your donation can make a difference.

https://foodforothers.salsalabs.org/novembergiving

This year we've already served:

Videos (show all)

6 More Days
Meet the FFO Family: Karen Peralta, Front Desk
Food insecurity on the rise across the country CNBC- The News with Shepard Smith
FFO Tysons 5K Opening Ceremony
Meet the FFO family (feat. J'Lon McLean)
Wolftrap Elementary Donates Graduation fund to FFO
A message to our Volunteers:
Meet the FFO family (feat. Jennlliz Garcia
Vienna Elementary P3 food drive

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2938 Prosperity Ave
Fairfax, VA
22031

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 5pm
Thursday 9:30am - 5pm
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
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