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Empty Bowls is Sold Out – Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets for this event

Join us for the 7th annual Empty Bowls Alexandria to benefit ALIVE! on Friday, March 1st. Join us to raise funds and awareness for people facing food insecurity in the City of Alexandria. Your ticket buys you a night of delicious food, local music, a handcrafted bowl to take home, and the chance to win fabulous prizes – all while directly providing support for those who need it most. Space is limited to 150. Registration will close when we reach the maximum number of attendees.

Friday, March 1st
Virginia Theological Seminary – Coffield Refectory Room
3737 Seminary Road, Alexandria VA

6:30pm Doors Open
7:00pm – 9:00pm Event

Featured Food Drive: Diaper Drive

Are you planning a food drive or would like to drop off a food donation? Consider donating items for ALIVE!’s diaper drive.

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

February ALIVE! Food Distribution Schedule (PDF)

March ALIVE! Food Distribution Schedule (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 January 27th and February 24th.

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

Friday, March 15th 10:30am – 12pm Old Town Community Church (212 S Washington St)
Saturday, March 16th 8am – 10am at Fairlington United Methodist Church (3900 King St) (Volunteers Needed)
Saturday, March 16th 10am – 12pm at UNCUT Youth (1501 Cameron St)
Thursday, March 21st 4pm – 6pm at Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Rd)

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.

Saturday, March 30th 8:30am – 10:30am
Walk-up:
• Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (25 West Reed Ave)
• William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

The Fall Issue of ALIVE! Wire Is Out
Read the Fall 2023 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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NEWS

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 [...]

EVENTS

Empty Bowls Fundraiser – Friday, March 1st 2024

January 19, 2023|

  Empty Bowls is Sold Out - Thank you to everyone who has purchased tickets to support this event! Join us for the 7th annual Empty Bowls Alexandria to benefit ALIVE! on Friday, March 1st. Join us to raise funds [...]

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