Did you catch the ALIVE! crew on Fox 5 DC?

In case you missed it, here’s the clip from Fox 5 DC’s Zip Trip interview with ALIVE!’s Jennifer Ayers, Jose Amaya, and Xiomara Hernandez.

Alexandria’s West End neighborhood was featured in a morning-long live broadcast from Port City Brewing Company on Friday. There were more than a dozen live segments showcasing local dining, arts, history, and the community.

During the broadcast, Jennifer was recognized for her work alongside the ALIVE! team as part of the Hometown Hero series. Special thanks to Lafayette Federal Credit Union for their financial support and for the entire Fox 5 DC team for the opportunity to highlight the work ALIVE! volunteers do to help our neighbors in need.

Thank you to everyone who helped out at the July 30th food distribution events and all of the pop-up events throughout the month. It takes a huge team to make sure these event operate smoothly! This month we provided groceries to more than 3,500 families in Alexandria. That’s more than 100,000 pounds of food!

Are you able to volunteer at one of the August distributions? Our greatest need is at the last Saturday events helping out with parking, and handing out groceries at each of the three locations.

Saturday, August 27
Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Ave)
NVCC Alexandria Campus (parking lot B-1 via 500 Dawes Ave)
William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

Click here to see more and to sign up to help out on August 27th

More Volunteer Opportunities with ALIVE!

Thursday, August 4th
Picking Fresh Vegetable for ALIVE!
USDA Beltsville Agriculture Research Center (3010 Baltimore Ave, Beltsville, MD)
7:00am until 2:00pm
Volunteers meet-up point will be at the Warehouse (801 South Payne St) at 7:00am and you are welcome to ride the ALIVE! van, or drive yourself.

Vegetable picking begins at 8:00am
Complimentary lunch at Noon
Gloves and cloth bags will provided for the vegetable picking.
Volunteers will help pick primarily potatoes maybe some yellow crookneck squash and cucumbers.
All the picked vegetables will be donated to ALIVE!
RSVP: volunteermg@alive-inc.org

Thursday, August 11th
Food Distributors
Ramsay Rec. Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

Friday, August 12th
Food Distributors
Casa Chirilagua (4109 Mt. Vernon Ave)

West End Food Hub Assistant (Greatest Need)
510 F S. Van Dorn St
Tuesdays through Thursdays – 11:30am-2:30pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm, 4:00pm-6:30pm
Fridays and Saturdays- 10:00am-1:00pm

West End Food Hub Driver
116 S. Quaker Lane
Tuesdays and Wednesdays – 10:30am-11:00am
Thursdays – 10:30am-11:00am, 2:30pm-3:30pm
Fridays – 1:00pm-1:30pm

Food Sorting And Packing
Bus Barn (116 S. Quaker Lane)
Tuesdays through Thursdays
9:00am-1:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm

Warehouse Assistant
ALIVE! Warehouse (801 S. Payne St)
Tuesdays 10:00am-2:00pm, Thursdays 10:00am-2:00pm & 12:00pm-4:00pm, Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm & 11:00am-2:00pm

August 27th
Food Distributors, Traffic Marshall, Translator, Drivers
NVCC Alexandria (5000 Dawes Ave)
Cora Kelly (3600 Commonwealth Ave)
William Ramsay Rec. Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

Thank you and farewell to Joe Chellis (center front) for your service this Summer with ALIVE!’s Food Program. Good luck at school!

The best way to stay in the loop is to follow ALIVE! on social media. Click here to take a look at our Facebook page.

Have you created your profile in our new volunteer registration system? We’ve recorded the zoom tutorial to walk you through how to set up your account and how to sign up.

Visit our website to watch the video and to get involved today

A huge thank you to the team of volunteers who helped out at the ALIVE! office last week organizing pre-school furniture so that it can be donate to local schools. From office work to sorting food donations. There are plenty of ways to get involved!

We’ve been selected by the Giant Food Community Bag Program!

We are so excited to share that ALIVE! has been selected to benefit from Giant Food’s Community Bag Program, which makes it easy for customers to contribute to their local communities.

For the month of August, whenever a $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Giant Food located at 3131 Duke Street, $1 will be donated to ALIVE!.