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Food For Others

Address:
2938 Prosperity Ave
Fairfax, VA 22031

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(703) 207-9173

Website:
http://www.foodforothers.org

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.


Britepaths (formerly Our Daily Bread)

Address:
4080 Chain Bridge Rd #2
Fairfax, VA 22030

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(703) 273-8829

Website:
http://www.ODBFairfax.org

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. 


Look for a thing until you find it and you'll not lose your labor.

-- Chinese Proverb

Wumco Help Inc

Address:
17550 W Willard Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 972-8481

Website:
http://www.wumcohelp.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Offers emergency food, financial assistance and holiday programs to those in need living in the catchment area. - - SERVICES: - 1) EMERGENCY FOOD: Available for individuals and families in need. Call for information and press 3 for the Food Coordinator. - - 2) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE: - o THANKSGIVING: Food baskets offered for anyone in need. Must call first. Sign up Oct 1st (until list is full). Distribution: Week of Thanksgiving. No referral needed. - - o December Holidays: Food baskets provided to anyone in need and new toys for children. Call first. Sign up starts on 10/1-12/7. No referral needed. - - 3) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Available for evictions, utility turn-offs, water bills, prescriptions, auto expenses and child day care expenses. - - 4) TRANSPORTATION: Will provide transportation to medical appointments. Call and press 4 for the Ride Coordinator to schedule a pick-up. - - HOLIDAY DONATIONS: Accepts food and new toys.

Eligibility:
Any resident in need in Poolesville, Dickerson, Boyds, Beallsville, and Barnesville, Maryland.

Documents To Bring:
Picture ID, social security card, proof of address and proof of need.


Koinonia Foundation Inc

Address:
6037 Franconia Rd
Alexandria, VA 22310

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(703) 971-1991

Website:
http://www.koinoniacares.org

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.


Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.

-- Dan Stanford

Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)

Address:
2708 S Nelson St
Arlington, VA 22206

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(703) 845-8486

Website:
http://www.afac.org

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 healthy meal.


Arlington Thrive

Address:
2100 Washington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22204

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(703) 558-0035

Website:
http://www.emergencyneeds.org

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.


Nourish Now

Address:
1111 Taft St
Rockville, MD 20850

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 330-0222

Website:
http://www.nourishnow.org

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Provides food for individuals and families, available 11AM-4PM Monday-Friday. There are no residency, demographic or other eligibility requirements for clients. Individuals and families receiving food assistance must call a day in advance to schedule, and may have to wait 10-20 minutes after arrival for their box to be prepared. Both perishable and non-perishable goods are provided.

Eligibility:
No residency, demographic, or other eligibility requirements for clients. Food pickups must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Documents To Bring:
Some form of ID, preferably photo ID, exceptions may be made in special cases.


Community Ministry-Montgomery

Address:
114 W Montgomery Ave
Rockville, MD 20850

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 762-8682

Website:
http://www.iworksmc.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Educates and advocates for social justice and provides emergency food, clothing, shelter and financial assistance for those in need. - - SERVICES: - 1) INTERFAITH CLOTHING CENTER: Offers children's and adults' clothing, sheets, towels, blankets and small quantities of dishes, pots and pans. Items distributed Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, and for disabled clients only Wednesdays. Center is located at 751 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20851. Call 301-424-3796. - - 2) COMMUNITY BASED SHELTERS: Operates several shelters across the county for target populations: - --Becky's House: Provides case management and 24-hour staff for up to eight senior, disabled women. Call 301-933-2477. - --Carroll House: 32-bed facility providing housing for about 70 men each year. Call 301-587-7270. - --Watkins Mill House: Transitional housing program for as many as 16 homeless women with behavioral health needs. - - 3) CONGREGATION & COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SUPPORT: Provides resources and technical assistance to CMMC congregations and non profit agencies; administers grants to prevent evictions, foreclosures and utility cut-offs; purchases medicine and food; leverages funds to address unmet needs; and ensures access to emergency services for those who need them. Call 301-315-1108. - - 4) FRIENDS IN ACTION: Program where teams work in mentoring groups of 5-10 people, who volunteer to help at-risk and homeless families identify their strengths and develop attainable and manageable goals toward self-sufficiency. A one-year commitment is required. Call 301-424-3796. - - 5) INTERFAITH HOUSING COALITION: Provides permanent housing and supportive services to families in 26 units across the county. Call 301-762-8682. - - 6) INTERFAITH HOMES: Houses 31 chronically homeless, disabled men and women annually in scattered-site, permanent supportive housing. Offers case management and the support of a dedicated nurse. - - 7) WOMEN'S CENTER: Provides emergency shelter, meals and case management to more than 250 women annually through a 65-bed facility. Acts as an intake and assessment center for all single adult homeless women in the County. (Formerly the Wilkins Avenue Women's Assessment Center.) Call 301-770-2413. - - 8) EMPOWERMENT CENTER: Day program for homeless men & women. Meals & showers are available. Job training, skill assessment, mental health& substance abuse referrals. (Formerly known as the "Community Vision" program.) Call 301-585-4471. - - 9) VOCATIONAL SERVICES: Engages 250 low-income and homeless individuals in job readiness classes, career counseling and training, and one-on-one job placement services. - - DONATIONS: Accepts donations of clothing, sheets, towels, blankets and various household items. Call 301-424-3796.

Eligibility:
Most services open to anyone in need residing in Montgomery County.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information.


ALIVE! Child Development Center

Address:
2723 King St
Alexandria, VA 22302

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(703) 837-9300

Website:
http://www.alive-inc.org

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. --www.alive-inc.org


Americans Helping Americans

Address:
8301 Richmond Hwy #100
Alexandria, VA 22309

Map & Directions

(21 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(703) 317-9412

Website:
http://helpingamericans.org

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.


Most people stand on the dock of life waiting for their ship to come in when deep down inside they know it has never left port.

-- Zig Ziglar

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