Thank you to The Oasis Alliance for sharing this thoughtful look at what it means to dream up spaces like the ALIVE! Food Hub that inspire hope and increase dignity for our neighbors in need.

To watch the full video about ALIVE!’s partnership with The Oasis Alliance click here.

ALIVE! Food Distribution Calendar
ALIVE! strives to provide nutritious foods through direct distribution to our clients and by supporting Alexandria’s food pantries, meal kitchens, public schools, recreation centers, and other community partners.

ALIVE! Food Distribution Schedule – June 2022

ALIVE! Food Distribution Calendar – July 2022

Weekend Food Distribution:
ALIVE! distributes bags of food (groceries, produce, chicken, eggs, bread) at 3 sites one Saturday per month in the parking lot at each site. ALIVE! food distributions are for City of Alexandria residents. No is ID required.

Reusable Bags:
Please encourage referrals or clients to bring reusable bags to food distribution events so that ALIVE! can recycle them for future events. All reusable bags are accepted.

Saturday, June 25 from 8:30am – 10:30am

  • Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Ave)
  • NVCC Alexandria Campus (parking lot B-1 via 500 Dawes Ave)


  • Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Ave)
  • William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

Pop-Up Food Distributions:

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.

Friday, June 17 from 10:30am – 12:00pm
Old Town Community Church (212 S. Washington St)

Saturday, June 18 from 8:00am – 10:00am
Fairlington United Methodist Church (3900 King St)

Saturday, June 18 from 10:00am – 12:00pm
UNCUT Youth (1501 Cameron St)

ALIVE! Food Hub:
The ALIVE! Food Hub offers Alexandria residents food, personal items, cleaning supplies, school supplies and connections to information other services.

Located at: 510-F South Van Dorn Street
Hours of operation:
Tuesdays Noon – 6:30pm
Wednesdays Noon – 6:30pm
Thursdays Noon – 6:30pm
Fridays 10:00am – 1:00pm
Saturdays 10:00am – 1:00pm

Facing Eviction or Need Rental Assistance? Call 571-463-8567 or email Español disponible.

Alexandria Eviction Prevention Partnership staff can help! Meet with staff in-person for immediate assistance. Facilities are subject to close due to inclement weather and please bring your lease, ledgers, and any documents (SNAP or SSI approvals).

To see more about the Alexandria Eviction Prevention Partnership click here

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped out at ALIVE!’s free grocery distribution event on Saturday at the Ramsay Rec Center, and a special thank you to the team at Sotheby’s International Realty who handed out more than 250 hot halal meals as part of their 1000 Meal Challenge!

If you’d like to help out at ALIVE!’s next food distribution event or with sorting and bagging food donations please visit:

The Alexandria Health Department will have free, walk-in, COVID-19 vaccination clinics through 6/28. No ID or insurance is required. You can find more information at:

The Alexandria City Public Schools Summer Food Service Program starts June 27th-July 21st. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided free of charge to all children. Meals will be offered Monday-Thursday on a first come first served basis at the following locations and times:

Alexandria City High School (3330 King Street)
(B) 9:00am – 9:30am (L) 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Minnie Howard Campus (3801 W Braddock Rd)
(B) 8:30am – 9:00am (L) 10:30am – 12:45pm

Cora Kelly Elementary (3600 Commonwealth Ave)
(B) 7:30am – 8:00am (L) 10:00am – 12:00pm

Douglas MacArthur Elementary (4633 Taney Ave)
(B) 7:30am – 8:00am (L) 10:00am – 12:00pm

George Mason Elementary (2601 Cameron Mills Rd)
(B) 7:30am – 8:00am (L) 10:00am – 12:00pm

William Ramsay Elementary (5700 Sanger Ave)
(B) 7:30am – 8:00am (L) 10:00am – 12:00pm

Jefferson-Houston (1501 Cameron St)
(B) 8:30am – 9:00am (L) 11:30am – 12:30pm

John Adams Elementary (5651 Rayburn Ave)
(B) 7:30am – 8:00am (L) 11:00am – 12:00pm