ALIVE! Board Meeting – September 14 at 7:00 PM

The next ALIVE! Board meeting will be held on Tuesday, September 14 at 7:00 PM via Zoom. Full agenda, Zoom link, attachments, etc. will be provided closer to the meeting date.

ALIVE! Wire – Summer 2021

Read the latest edition of our seasonal newsletter ALIVE! Wire – Summer 2021.

Save-the-Date for StepALIVE! on October 17

The 40th annual StepALIVE! HYBRID walkathon is Sunday, October 17 to benefit all ALIVE! programs. Supporters may participate in an outdoors kickoff and post-walk celebration at First Christian Church and walk with a group, or walk on their own in solidarity with ALIVE!. Sponsorship opportunities available. Details coming soon.

Newest ALIVE! Van

Check out the newest additional to the ALIVE! fleet. Thanks to Image360 Fairfax for the design installation and Wiygul Automotive for maintenance work.

Carpets for ALIVE! Offices

The ALIVE! main office got new carpets thanks to Sue Goodhart of The Goodhart Group. Carpet installation by Eddie’s Carpets on Saturday, August 14. See the difference.

Pavement Services Needed

First Christian Church (where the ALIVE! administrative offices are housed) needs the front entrance driveway repaved. Looking for a donation or discounted rate. Contact Pastor Tim Bobbitt at

Tabling at Fall Taste of Old Town North

Interested in tabling and talking about ALIVE! with the community? Table with ALIVE! staff at Fall Taste of Old Town North at 901 N. Royal Street on Thursday, September 16 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm. Mayor Wilson be there to say a few words about ALIVE!. Rain date is September 30. Contact Liza Feiler,

Hygiene Kits

We were thrilled to host St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes Upper School for new student orientation. Over 60 students assembled hygiene kits to be handed out at ALIVE! pop-up food distributions.

Food Distributions

ALIVE! month of August food distribution calendar available at

Weekend Food Distribution

  • Saturday, August 28 from 8:30-10:30 AM at Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Ave), NOVA Alexandria (lot B-1 via Dawes Ave), and William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave).


  • Monday, August 23 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at Morgan Properties, The Pavilion at Mark Center (5708 Merton Ct)
  • Wednesday, September 1 from 4:30-6:00 PM at Southern Towers (corner of Seminary Rd and Beauregard St)
  • Friday, September 3 from 4:00 – 6:00 PM at NOVA Juvenile Detention Center (200 S. Whiting St)

Volunteer opportunities for ALIVE! food distributions available through September. Sign up online HERE. Congregations and groups interested in volunteering, contact Liza Feiler at

Food Collection

ALIVE! collects food donations Thursdays 3:00 – 7:00 PM and Saturdays 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at 801 S. Payne Street. Donations must be from the current list of Accepted Food Donations. Visit ALIVE! Food page for details.

Housewares Referrals

List of Needed Items updated. Check back regularly as the list can change as our inventory changes. Visit the ALIVE! Housewares webpage for the list of accepted items.

Send all Housewares referrals to with the following information:

  • Client’s name, address, cell number, and email if possible
  • Number of adults and children (with ages) in the home
  • List of needed kitchen items, dinnerware, appliances, bed and bath linens

Oysters for a Cause

Oysters for a Cause! For each oyster sold, Whiskey & Oyster will donate 10 cents to ALIVE! Watch the video ft. owner Mango Mike Anderson talk about Oysters for a Cause and ALIVE!

ALIVE! in the News and on Social Media

Visit the ALIVE! Newsroom on our website for news articles featuring ALIVE!’s work in the community.

Don’t miss out on daily ALIVE! social media posts. No need to have an account to see what’s happening. Click on the hyperlinks below to view.

Resource: City of Alexandria Survey on COVID-19 Business Support Programs

The City of Alexandria Departments of Planning & Zoning and Transportation & Environmental Services seek feedback from residents, visitors, and businesses to inform proposals to make permanent certain COVID-19-related business support programs that City Council authorized in 2020. At its October 2021 public hearing, City Council will consider the closure of the 100 block of King Street to vehicles, the use of on-street parking spaces for dining, retail and fitness use, and the curbside loading zones for customer pick-up of food and merchandise as on-going and permanent programs. Take the survey.