Congregational Connection

Thank you to the Old Town Festival of Speed & Style for this $15,000 contribution! This will help to ensure that ALIVE! has the resources needed to provide a safety net for our neighbors in need of food, shelter, and emergency financial assistance for rent and other basic needs.
We are so grateful to our friends at Burke & Herbert Bank, Festival of Speed & Style, Yates Automotive and all of the sponsors of this year’s festival for your generous support of ALIVE! and the The Campagna Center!

Get your ticket for StepALIVE! on October 16

Registration is now open for the 41st annual StepALIVE! Walkathon on Sunday, October 16th!

Please help us to spread the word about this event by inviting others to join your congregational teams. All participants will receive a 2022 StepALIVE! t-shirt and are welcome to join us for the 2pm kickoff and post-walk celebration at First Christian Church.

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Volunteers Needed for the Furniture Program

The long awaited return of the Furniture program is nearly here and we need your help!

Starting September 10th, volunteers with ALIVE!’s Furniture Program will begin collecting furniture donated by city residents and deliver these items to our neighbors in need every week – mostly Saturday mornings and three Sundays of the year.

We’d love to put together a schedule for the rest of the year showing which congregations are volunteering to collect donated items. If your congregation would like to reserve a weekend or be matched up with another congregation’s weekend please let us know by contacting ALIVE! volunteer manager, Xiomara Hernandez, at, or 703-548-9255.

ALIVE! Office Beautification

Do you know someone in your congregation who has interior design skills and is looking for a fun project? The ALIVE! offices could use some help making our space functional and beautiful. Key aspects of this project include ideas and execution of painting and creative ways to separate office workspaces.


Celebrating the Start of the School Year
Last week, ALIVE! was invited to join UNCUT Youth LLC to celebrate the start of the school year at a distribution of free school supplies, free hair cuts, food and more! Thank you to everyone who donated supplies to help local students succeed and for all of the community organizations who came out to offer support services.

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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.

ALIVE! Food Distribution Calendar – September 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 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, September 24 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, September 8 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

Friday, September 9 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Casa Chirilagua (4109 Mt. Vernon Ave)

Friday, September 16 from 10:30am – Noon
Old Town Community Church (212 S. Washington St)

Saturday, September 17 from 8:00am – 10:00am
Fairlington United Methodist Church (3900 King St)

Saturday, September 17 from 10:00am – Noon
UNCUT Youth (1501 Cameron St)

ALIVE! Food Hub (510-F South Van Dorn Street)
The ALIVE! Food Hub offers Alexandria residents food, personal items, cleaning supplies, school supplies and connections to information other services.

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

Fairlington United Methodist Church Chicken BBQ and Yard Sale:

The annual Chicken Barbecue and Yard Sale sponsored by the Fairlington United Methodist Men will be on Saturday, September 10, from 10:30am- 2 pm. All are welcome to attend for a good meal and fellowship on the church yard. Please contact Clint Janes ( or Fred Geisler ( for more information and to sign up to volunteer.