Upcoming Food Distributions
ALIVE! distributes free bags of groceries (fresh produce, chicken, eggs, bread) at two indoor locations on the last Saturday of each month from 8:30am – 10:30am. 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 Only:
• Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (25 West Reed Ave)
• William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

Please note that ALIVE! has ended food distributions at the Northern Virginia Community College Alexandria Campus location. See the full ALIVE! Food Distribution Schedule at: alive-inc.org

Free Community Health Fair – March 30th
Alexandria Celebrates Women, Kathleen & Eddie Arthur Hearts of Love, and ALIVE! are hosting a free community health fair for the uninsured at the Chick Armstrong Rec Center (25 West Reed Rd) on Saturday, March 30th from 8am-12pm.
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.

Thursday, March 21st 4pm – 6pm at Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Rd)
Thursday, April 18th 4pm – 6pm at Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Rd)
Friday, April 19th 10:30am – 12pm Old Town Community Church (212 S Washington St)
Saturday, April 20th 8am – 10am at Fairlington United Methodist Church (3900 King St)
Saturday, April 20th 10am – 12pm at UNCUT Youth (1501 Cameron St)

Food Hub Updates for 2024
All customers must bring their own reusable shopping bags. We will no longer provide bags.

ALIVE! shopping carts are not allowed outside of our food hubs under any circumstances. If you are a pedestrian, you should bring your cart in addition to your strong bags if possible.

We constantly update resource information on our Hub tables with fresh flyers and pamphlets of local benefits and businesses. We invite you to familiarize yourself with the information provided during your next visit.

All Households are allowed to visit up to once a month until further notice. If you have already visited any of our hubs this month, you can return any day the following Month. If you are experiencing a situation that requires additional food assistance, please schedule an appointment with one of the ALIVE! service navigator to discuss it.

Please visit one of the ALIVE! Food Hubs to register for your ALIVE! Card. Please present this card at each visit to pick up groceries.

ALIVE! Food Hubs
The ALIVE! Food Hubs offer Alexandria City residents food assistance, personal items, cleaning supplies, school supplies, and connections to support services once a month. Proof of Alexandria City residency may be requested. Learn more at: alive-inc.org/foodhub

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

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

Free Tax Preparation Services
The City of Alexandria is offering free tax return preparation to eligible residents until April 17th. Services will be provided on the following days:
Wednesdays, 6pm-8pm
Saturdays, 9am-12pm

For more details and to see if you qualify visit: https://www.alexandriava.gov/economic-support/free-tax-preparation
Spring Resource Fair at Presidential Greens – April 2nd
Mark your calendars for the Spring Resource Fair!
Stop by for pizza, music, and helpful community resources from ALIVE!, Senior Services of Alexandria, the City of Alexandria Workforce Development Center, and more!
April 2nd
Presidential Greens (3904 Executive Ave)

Affordable Home Ownership Opportunity – Due April 15th

The Office of Housing is accepting applications for seven affordable homeownership units at the Aidan Old Town. Consideration will be given to income-eligible, first-time homebuyers who live or work in the City of Alexandria.
Applications are due by April 15. Learn more and apply here: alexandriava.gov/Housing
Touch A Truck Event – April 27th
Join us for Touch a Truck on April 27th from 11am-1pm at the Willam Ramsay Elementary School Parking Lot (5700 Sanger Ave).
This free family event is hosted by Alexandria PTAC and the William Ramsay Elementary School PTA and offers a fun way to learn about the multiple trucks and vehicles that keep our city moving!

Featured vehicles include:
Alexandria Sheriff’s Office
Alexandria Fire Department
Drug Enforcement Administration Mobile Lab
Alexandria Library Van
Animal Welfare League
Alexandria Transportation and Environment
Alexandria Recreation and Parks
Bright Bins
For more information or to volunteer visit: