ALIVE! Activities & Updates

The final numbers are in from #StampOutHunger and together we collected more than 9,000 pounds of groceries for the ALIVE! food program!
Thank you to everyone who left out donations, to our letter carriers who went door to door to collect these items, and to our amazing volunteers who sorted these donations and are getting them bagged for the next distribution.
If you’d like to join our volunteer team sorting donations or handing out groceries at a food distribution event please sign up at:
Stop by the ALIVE! booth on May 22nd
Join us on May 22nd from 10am-3pm for the Festival of Speed & Style, benefiting ALIVE! and The Campagna Center.

View dozens of rare and exotic cars made famous by their speed, performance and elegance, and enjoy fashion and music from local merchants. More at:

ALIVE! Housewares Program assists persons in housing transition by providing basic housewares received from generous donors like you. Think about what you needed setting up your first apartment. Those are the same things our recipients need!

Right now our greatest needs are medium-size sauce pans, skillets, and bed pillows. If you are able to donate items please contact Janese Bechtol. If someone in your congregation is able to donate a bed please contact Mary Eileen Dix​on.

Visit our website to learn more about the ALIVE!’s Housewares program.

March Food Distribution

ALIVE!’s Food Distribution Schedule

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.

Click the hyperlink below for the May ALIVE! Food Distribution Calendar. The calendar is subject to change.

ALIVE! Food Distribution Calendar (May 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, May 28 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.

Thursday, May 19 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Francis C. Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Rd)

Friday, May 20 from 10:30am – Noon
Old Town Community Church (212 S. Washington St)

Saturday, May 21 from 8:00am – 10:00am
Fairlington United Methodist Church (3900 King St)

Saturday, May 21 from 10:00am – Noon
Uncut Youth Pop Up (1501 Cameron St)

Facing Eviction or Need Rental Assistance?

Meet with AEPP 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).

Every Monday from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm 
at Mark Center Pavilion (5708 Merton Court)

Every Tuesday from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm 
alternating between Charles Houston Rec Center (901 Wythe Street)
and William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Avenue)

Thursdays from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
at Casa Chirilagua (4109 Mt Vernon Avenue)

Questions? Call 571-463-8567 or visit:

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will be hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, May 18th from 3pm-7pm, and there are 6 appointment times still available.
Please consider donating to ensure a steady supply of blood is available for patients in our community.

Alexandria’s Successful Aging Committee is pleased to announce that its annual Senior Health and Fitness Fair is back in person this year! It will be held at the Lee Center at 1108 Jefferson Street in Alexandria on Thursday, May 19 from 10 am – Noon.

The morning will begin with a presentation by the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance talking about why falls prevention is so important, what your risk factors for a fall are, and what you can do to help prevent a fall.

After this presentation, attendees can visit various breakout sessions that include healthy cooking demonstrations with the Chef of Goodwin House, exercises for older adults with the city’s Recreation Department’s older adult fitness guru Rodney Bates, an interactive fall prevention workshop, and blood pressure and glaucoma screenings.

The event is free, but you must register at or call Senior Services of Alexandria’s office at 703-836-4414, ext. 110

The Alexandria Health Department will have free, walk-in, COVID-19 vaccination clinics on through May 27th. No ID or insurance is required.
You can find more information at: