Food Program

ALIVE! provides nutritious foods through direct distribution to our clients and by supporting Alexandria’s food pantries.

ALIVE! Food Hubs

ALIVE! Food Hubs offer free food, personal items, cleaning supplies, school supplies, and referrals to other services. ALIVE! Food Hubs are for City of Alexandria residents. Proof of Alexandria residency may be requested.

Food Hub at 510-F South Van Dorn St
Tuesdays 11 am – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Wednesdays 11 am – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Thursdays 11 am – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Food Hub at 2601 Mount Vernon Ave
Tuesdays 12 pm – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Wednesdays 12 pm – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Thursdays 12 pm – 6 pm (Closed 2 pm – 3 pm)
Saturdays 10 am – 2 pm

Food Distributions

ALIVE! distributes free bags of groceries (produce, chicken, eggs, bread) at three locations one Saturday per month. Please bring reusable bags. ALIVE! food distributions are for City of Alexandria residents. Proof of Alexandria residency may be requested.

Last Saturday of Every Month from 8:30 am – 10:30 am

• Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Ave)
• NOVA Alexandria Campus (parking lot B-1 via 5000 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 in the parking lot of specific neighborhoods and apartment buildings, in collaboration with our community partners. Drive-through and walk-up service are available depending on the site. ALIVE! pop-up food distributions are for City of Alexandria residents. Proof of Alexandria residency may be requested.

Thursday, June 8 from 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

Thursday, June 15 from 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Rd)

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

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

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

Food Pantries in Alexandria

ALIVE! supplies a number of community food pantries in the City of Alexandria. Find the food pantry nearest you.

West End Food Pantry (5150 Fillmore Ave)
Mondays 5 pm – 6:30 pm

Christ House Food Pantry (131 S. West St)
Wednesdays and Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm

Meade Memorial Episcopal (322 N. Alfred St)
Thursdays 10 am – 12 pm

Oakland Baptist Church (3408 King St)
Fridays 10 am – 12 pm

Ruby Tucker Family Center Food Pantry (322 Tancil Ct)
Fridays 10:30 am – 12 pm

Mt. Jezreel Baptist Church Food Pantry (317 N. Payne St)
Saturdays 10 am – 1 pm

Home Delivery Program

ALIVE! delivers food Monday-Friday afternoons to the doorsteps of those who are unable to attend emergency food distributions. Home deliveries are available to seniors, individuals with disabilities, and single parents with very young children. Clients may receive once-monthly groceries: 3-5 days of shelf-stable food, meat, milk, fresh bread, eggs, and produce.

To receive home delivery, you must be referred by the City of Alexandria Department of Community & Human Services (DCHS) at 703-746-5700, an ALIVE! member congregation, or another social service agency. For more information on home delivery, complete the Contact Us online form or call 703-549-3692.

Community Partners

Community partners include food pantries, meal kitchens, and other distribution sites that together provide city-wide food resources and easier access. ALIVE! provides its partners with shelf-stable food, fresh bread, frozen meat, and produce. Find the community partner nearest you.

Alexandria Department of Community and Human Services Meade Memorial Church pantry
Alexandria Health Department Mt. Jezereel Church pantry
Alexandria Housing Development Corporation Neighborhood Health
Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority Oakland Baptist Church pantry
Casa Chirilagua Old Presbyterian Meeting House Open Table Breakfast
Child and Family Network Centers Old Town Community Church Open Table Breakfast
Christ Church pantry Our Lady Queen of Peace
Christ House pantry Society of St. Vincent de Paul
DAR Al-Hijrah Islamic Center St. Joseph Catholic Church pantry
Ethiopian Center for Peace and Progress Washington Street United Methodist Church Open Table Breakfast
Ladrey Senior Housing Apartments West End pantry
Lorton Community Acton Center

Additional Food Access Resources

Alexandria City Public Schools
Food access for children and their families.

Hunger Free Alexandria
List of emergency food access points.

Alexandria Food Resources Directory
List of government agencies, food distributions, prepared meals, food delivery, and more.

Get Involved

You can donate items to the ALIVE! Food Program. Individuals and groups can volunteer at ALIVE! food distributions or food hubs. Financial donations go a long way to help our mission. ALIVE! sources food in bulk at significant cost reductions. We can purchase many times over the amount of food with the same $5 you spend purchasing food to donate.

Contact Us

For more information, contact the ALIVE! Food Program or call 703-837-9300


ALIVE! is an equal opportunity USDA food provider. ALIVE! does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity, in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. To file a food program complaint of discrimination, access the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form.