Thank you to the team of volunteers from The Alexandria Council of PTAs who helped to distribute food at an ALIVE! pop-up food distribution. More than 200 families visited this pop-up food distribution event at the William Ramsay Rec Center to pick up free bags of groceries (produce, chicken, eggs, bread).

If you are interested in getting involved and volunteering to help serve Alexandrians in need please sign up for a shift.

Furniture Program Volunteers Needed

We are especially in need of volunteers for our furniture program on Saturday mornings. Volunteers follow an ALIVE! truck to help pick up and deliver donated furniture.

ACPS Weekly Video Updates

In their weekly updates Alexandria City Public Schools and Interim Superintendent Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt has been highlighting the work the ALIVE! does distributing food and other resources for Alexandrians in need. It amazing to have so many community partners raising awareness for our work and connecting Alexandrians with resources.

Help out at the ALIVE! West End Food Hub

We are looking for help on an ongoing basis at the ALIVE! Food Hub helping clients navigate the grocery selection process. If you haven’t been to the Food Hub this is a great opportunity to see the beautiful new space and assist with our new food choice method of distribution.

Meeting at the ALIVE! Food Hub (510 F S. Van Dorn St) with shifts needed at:

Tuesday through Thursday:
10am-11:30am, 11:30am-2:30pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm and 4:00pm-6:30pm

Fridays and Saturdays: 9:45am-12:45pm

Fridays: 1:00pm-3:00pm

Saturday Food Distribution Moved to December 17th 

The Saturday food distributions for December has moved up to December 17th. ALIVE! is looking to fill a number of volunteer roles.

All ALIVE! offices and programs will be closed on December 23rd and December 24th as well as December 30th, December 31st, and January 2nd.

Food Distributors, Traffic Marshalls & Translators
7:30am – 11:30am
NVCC Alexandria (5000 Dawes Ave, Parking Lot B1)
Cora Kelly ES (3600 Commonwealth Ave)
William Ramsay Rec. Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

Drivers-Saturday Food Distributions
6:30am – 11:30am
Truck pickup at the ALIVE! Warehouse (801 South Payne St). Must be 21 years old to participate and have a valid driver’s license.

Carlyle Santa Stampede

Register now for our Santa Stampede Holiday Bar Crawl on December 17th! The $10 registration fee will be donated to ALIVE!. Enjoy festive cocktails at each location, prize giveaways, costume contests & more!

End of Year Giving
We thank your continued support in the mission of  ALIVE! – please help share our work with your friends and family.

Thousands of Alexandrians still come to us each month needing assistance with food, emergency financial aid, eviction prevention, transitional housing, and basic furniture and housewares. The work that ALIVE! does to alleviate the effects of poverty and hunger is as necessary as it has ever been.

ALIVE!’s continued ability to provide a safety net for struggling Alexandrians is dependent on the generosity of its supporters. We rely on your support to be able to be there for those who reach out to us. Thank you!