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Upcoming closures and holiday schedule for ALIVE!

Last Saturday Food Distribution events for November and December will take place on the 3rd Saturday due to upcoming holidays. The November distribution will take place on 19th and the December distribution will take place on 17th. You can see more about the updated schedules for October, November and December below.

Food Distribution Calendar

ALIVE! Food Distribution Calendar – December 2022

ALIVE! distributes free bags of groceries (produce, chicken, eggs, bread) at three locations one Saturday per month. Please bring reusable bags to food distribution events so that ALIVE! can recycle them for future events. All reusable bags are accepted. ALIVE! food distributions are for City of Alexandria residents. No ID is required.

Saturday, December 17 from 8:30am – 10:30am
Drive-through:
Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Ave)
NVCC Alexandria Campus (parking lot B-1 via 5000 Dawes Ave) – No walk-up distribution available

Walk-up:
Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Ave)
William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

ALIVE! Food Hub

The ALIVE! Food Hub offers Alexandria residents free:
• food • personal items • cleaning supplies • school supplies • community • connections to information other services

Pop-Up Food Distributions Events
ALIVE! provides bags of food to specific neighborhoods and apartment buildings, in collaboration with our community partners, in the parking lot at each pop-up location. Drive-through and walk-up service available depending on site.

Thursday, December 8 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

Friday, December 9 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Casa Chirilagua (4109 Mt. Vernon Ave)

Saturday, December 10 from 8:00am – 10:00am
Fairlington United Methodist Church (3900 King St)

Saturday, December 10 from 10:00am – Noon
UNCUT Youth (1501 Cameron St)

Friday, December 16 from 10:30am – Noon
Old Town Community Church (212 S. Washington St)

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 49 member congregations. We are also supported by the City of Alexandria, local organizations and businesses, and volunteers.

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NEWS

November Volunteer Newsletter

November 10th, 2022|

Scouting for Food on November 12th Each year, Alexandria-area Scouts go door to door to collect food donations for ALIVE! and other local food banks. Food drives like this are especially important during the holiday months when we see demand [...]

EVENTS

ALIVE! Food Distribution – Saturday, November 19, 2022

November 13th, 2022|

ALIVE! will distribute bags of food & groceries at 3 sites on Saturday, November 19 from 8:30am – 10:30am at Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Avenue), Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus (parking lot B-1 via 5000 Dawes Avenue), [...]

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