Address:6037 Franconia RdAlexandria, VA 22310Map & Directions
Services: The Koinonia Foundation, Inc. is the non profit organization which provides both short term emergency assistance and self-sufficiency services to the citizens of the Greater Kingstowne/Franconia area. They provide emergency assistance with food, clothing, and a financial safety net. They provide self-sufficiency by offering counseling and education, to break the cycle of poverty. The Koinonia Foundation, Inc. provides regular service offerings to meet the emergency needs of their community. Through their Emergency Relief Services, Koinonia serves individuals and families who have experienced a setback due to loss of income, loss of a family member, illness, disability, or other such life-changing event. Their service to the community is provided through their fully-operational food pantry, emergency clothing and household items from their clothing closet, and emergency financial assistance.Program:Seasonal ProgramsBudget: $9,000Category: Beneficiary CodePopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Program Description: In addition to their Emergency Relief Services program, they also operate several seasonal programs. All programs and services are free-of-charge to their clients. Their Seasonal Programs include: summer camp scholarships for school-age children, back-to-school supplies, clothing and shoes for school-age children, holiday food for individuals and families, and Christmas gifts for children, and birthday celebrations for children of their clients.
Address:2938 Prosperity AveFairfax, VA 22031Map & Directions
Services: Their mission is to obtain and distribute free food to the hungry of Northern Virginia, and to support food programs of other community based organizations. They provide a channel for people to volunteer their services to help their neighbors in need. Emergency food, USDA TEFAP commodities, and supplemental food are distributed to people in need in Northern Virginia.
Address:4080 Chain Bridge Rd #2Fairfax, VA 22030Map & Directions
Services: Helping Fairfax County families and individuals achieve self-sufficiency in meeting their basic quality of life needs. "Guiding Their Neighbors Toward Self-Sufficiency" ODB coordinates the delivery of 2 weeks worth of supplemental groceries for 60 families every two weeks. Families save $1,600 while on this ftheir month program. ODB draws on the support of 25-30 congregations and businesses to collect food and deliver it directly to the family in need.
Address:2708 S Nelson StArlington, VA 22206Map & Directions
Services: AFAC is an independent, community-based non-profit food pantry that provides dignified access to nutritious supplemental groceries to all their Arlington neighbors in need. In doing so, AFAC makes it possible for vulnerable families in their community to devote their limited resources to financial obligations such as housing, utilities, and other basic needs. AFAC currently distributes over 1 million pounds of groceriest to needy Arlington families. Nearly 40% of their clients are children, and 10% are senior citizens. In addition, they distribute a box of standard items through the Department of Human Services to help those in immediate need of food.Program:General DistributionBudget: NaNCategory: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General
Program Description: General Distribution is an essential part of AFAC’s services.
At any one time they have over 2,200 active referrals. They help the families who
rely on us in a manner that respects their human dignity without making
judgments about how they have come to need their assistance. Any family or individual needing food
assistance may visit AFAC for the first time without a referral. They are given
food as well as information on how to continue receiving services by obtaining
a referral from a preferred peer agency.
Most referrals last a period of 12 weeks before requiring renewal.
Exceptions are made for their elderly individuals who maintain their referrals
for one year before renewal. AFAC’s distribution center is open to families and
individuals every Monday to Friday, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m.,
Thursday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Saturday mornings from 9:00
a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Each family is given approximately 40 pounds of groceries
each week including fresh chicken, eggs, and milk. Other food items regularly distributed are
rice, pasta, oatmeal, and a variety of canned goods.Program:Seniors OutreachBudget: $509,096Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Aging/Elderly/Senior Citizens
Program Description: Seniors Outreach is
AFAC’s hunger action program that distributes nutritional food supplies to our
elderly clients. In FY10, the Arlington County Agency on Aging reported to AFAC
that food insecurity was a growing problem among the elderly in Arlington
County. Many aging individuals and families are living on limited and fixed
incomes. Often when faced with a strained budget and the need to pay bills, buy
gasoline, or purchase prescription drugs, the elderly attempt to cut expenses
by cutting back on food. In addition,
research revealed that the elderly tend to buy food that is inexpensive,
filling, but rarely supportive of a healthy diet. In response to the Agency’s
findings, AFAC took the initiative to set up distribution networks at the five
low-income senior-living facilities in Arlington County. Food provided to residents there may include
low-sugar and low-sodium products, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, chicken,
and milk. In FY11, nearly 10,000 elderly families received food assistance
deliveries from AFAC, enabling them to maintain their housing, address their
budget needs, and feed themselves well.Program:Backpack BuddiesBudget: $87,127Category: Food, Agriculture & NutritionPopulation Served: Children Only (5 - 14 years)
Program Description: AFAC’s Backpack
Buddies program provides food for Arlington County’s public school children
who are homeless or in unstable home environments. For many of these children, their lunchtime meal at school is their
only meal each day. Over weekends or holiday breaks, these children often go
with little to no food. On Fridays at their school, each child in the Backpack
Buddies program is given a backpack filled with nourishment for the weekend.
Items usually distributed in the backpacks are soups, ready-to-eat meals, snack
bars, fruit cups, and canned vegetables. The backpacks are returned to their school
on Monday and redistributed to the children the following Friday. Children and
families who benefit from the Backpack Buddies program are able to spend more
quality time at the table and less time worrying about where to find their next
Address:2100 Washington BlvdArlington, VA 22204Map & Directions
Services: The mission of AMEN is to provide emergency financial assistance to Arlington residents who are in crisis and unable to pay their bills. AMEN has five distinct programs:1) Emergency Financial Assistance, 2)Dress for Work Success, 3),EnergyShare 4)Carter-Jenkinson Homelessness Prevention, and 5) Security Deposit Loan for Section 8 Housing. They assist approximately 2500 clients each year.
Address:2723 King StAlexandria, VA 22302Map & Directions
Services: ALIVE! is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people faced with emergency situations or long-term needs become capable of assuming self-reliant roles in the community,and has been organized to provide the needy of Alexandria, Virginia, with food, furniture, housewares, emergency financial assistance, temporary shelter, and child care; www.alive-inc.org. --Family Emergency Program provided financial assistance for rent, utilities, medicines, transportation and miscellaneous costs to meet 2,197 requests for assistance, with $186,842
--Food Pantry collected $39,816 worth of donated food and made 1,079 deliveries of emergency three-day supplies of food to help 2,255 individuals.
--Last Saturday Food Distribution Program gave out 309,367 pounds of food to almost 5,518 households of 14,417 individuals in one year in cooperation with the Capital Area Food Bank.
--Child Development Center provided nationally accredited full-day preschool and childcare to support 115 low-income families and their children.
--Furniture Program collected and delivered over $75,460 worth of donated furniture to serve 294 families needing beds, dressers, tables, chairs and other basic household necessities.
--Housewares Program provided basic household items, which included over 1,100 kitchen items, bed linens, blankets, etc?to serve over 250 households last year.
--ALIVE! House provided temporary shelter, case management and life skills training for 31 individuals in the past year, mostly women and children.
Address:8301 Richmond Hwy #100Alexandria, VA 22309Map & Directions
Services: Americans Helping Americans works in affordable housing communities outlying or within inner cities. They work with networks of rural communities imbedded deep in the mountains of Appalachia. Even though the people they work with may vary in their struggles and experiences, many of their expressed desires for a safe and affordable home, and economic security for themselves and their loved ones, are desires shared throughout America. 1. AHA in Appalachia -- This program serves needy families, disabled and elderly individuals of the Appalachian region to include WV, TN, and KY. Funds are provided for utility assistance, medicine, medical assistance, homeless prevention, home repair, school supplies, enrichment programs, holiday gifts and food. Served approximately 2,250 per month for FY 99. 2. Service Enriched Housing -- This program began in March of 1999 to provide resident services to low-income multi-family housing communities in conjunction with Christian Relief Services housing affiliates. AHA conducts needs assessments, develops programs to meet resident needs, and works with local nonprofits and govt. agencies to provide site-based services to work with at-risk youth, families and adult residents.
Address:2815 Bass CtAlexandria, VA 22306Map & Directions
Services: FOOD HARVESTING: Volunteers pack fresh fruits and vegetables at farms, orchards, or at a warehouse to distribute the food in the community to individuals.
Eligibility: Low-income or homeless individuals.
Documents To Bring: None.
Address:1920 G St NWNWWashington, DC 20006Map & Directions
Services: Provides emergency canned goods and other groceries to low-income families and individuals Volunteers can assist with picking-up, bagging, and distributing groceries.
Home visits: Foggy Bottom
Hours: 10:00 am - Noon (2nd and 4th Saturday of the month)
Eligibility: Low-income families and individuals that can demonstrate need
Address:1525 Newton St NWNWWashington, DC 20010Map & Directions
Services: Provides a free, hot, mid-day meal to anyone who is hungry on Saturday, Sunday and federal holidays Additionally, guests can receive assistance in signing up for Food Stamps, and referrals for job counseling and medical care.
Home visits: Mount Pleasant
Hours: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm, Saturday, Sunday; Noon - 12:30 pm, Saturday, Sunday, Federal Holidays (Lunch Program)
Eligibility: Open to all who are hungry