ALIVE! provides support to Alexandrians struggling with food insecurity and economic disparity. Each month, we help roughly 20,000 Alexandrians secure essential food, respond to financial emergencies, and meet other basic needs such as housing and furniture. We’re meeting a high demand by meeting our neighbors where they need us most.

Featured Food Drive: After School Meals

Are you planning a food drive or would like to drop off a food donation? Consider donating items for ALIVE!’s after school meal food drive.
Items most in need are:
Cereal bowl packs single serve boxes
Boxes of oatmeal packets
Kid-friendly microwavable food cups (like Macaroni and Cheese, or soups)
Tuna and cracker snack packs
Goldfish cracker snack packs

All donations can be dropped off at the ALIVE! Warehouse (801 South Payne St):
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 9am – 4pm
Thursdays: 9am – 7pm
Saturdays: 9am – 12pm
Or you can purchase items through our new online store.

ALIVE! Monthly Grocery Distribution Schedule:
June ALIVE! Food Distribution Schedule Updated (PDF)

ALIVE! Food Hubs

ALIVE! Food Hubs offer free food, personal items, cleaning supplies, school supplies, and referrals to other services. ALIVE! Food Hubs are for City of Alexandria residents. Proof of Alexandria residency may be requested. The ALIVE! Food Hubs will be closed May 18th and June 29th.

Food Hub at 510-F South Van Dorn Street
Tuesdays 11 am – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Wednesdays 11 am – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Thursdays 11 am – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Food Hub at 2601 Mount Vernon Avenue
Tuesdays 12 pm – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Wednesdays 12 pm – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Thursdays 12 pm – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Pop-Up Food Distributions
ALIVE! provides bags of food to neighborhoods and apartment buildings in collaboration with our community partners. Drive-through and walk-up service are available depending on the site. ALIVE! pop-up food distributions are for City of Alexandria residents. Proof of Alexandria City residency may be requested.

Saturday, June 15th 8am – 10am at Fairlington United Methodist Church (3900 King St)
Saturday, June 15th 10am – 12pm at UNCUT Youth (1501 Cameron St)
Thursday, June 27th 4pm – 6pm at Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Rd)
Friday, June 21st 10am – 11am Old Town Community Church (212 S Washington St)

Last Saturday Food Distributions
ALIVE! distributes free bags of groceries (produce, chicken, eggs, bread) at multiple locations on the last Saturday of the month begins at 8:30 am and closes at 10:30 am. Please bring reusable bags. ALIVE! food distributions are for City of Alexandria residents. Proof of Alexandria City residency may be requested. Please note that the ALIVE! Food Hubs will be closed on these days.

Saturday, June 29th 8:30am – 10:30am

• Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (25 West Reed Ave)
• William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

The Spring Issue of ALIVE! Wire Is Out
Read the Spring 2024 edition and previous ALIVE! Wire issues.

Who We Are

ALIVE! is the oldest and largest private safety net in the City of Alexandria dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger. An interfaith nonprofit organization founded in 1969, ALIVE! has 50 member congregations. We are also supported by the City of Alexandria, local organizations and businesses, and volunteers.



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February Volunteer Newsletter

January 30, 2024|

Starting The Year Off Strong with ALIVE!'s January Food Distributions Thanks to the help of nearly 100 volunteers we were able to distribute eggs, bread, meat, fresh produce, and canned goods to our Alexandria neighbors in need at Cora Kelly Elementary School, Ramsay Rec Center, and Northern Virginia [...]


May 19th – Old Town Festival of Speed and Style

May 8, 2024|

Event Description: Sunday, May 19, 2024 | 10:00am-3:00pm The Old Town Festival of Speed & Style is a non-profit organization in Old Town Alexandria. The festival presented by Burke & Herbert Bank will host dozens of rare and exotic cars [...]

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