Thank you to everyone who helped out at the August 25th food distribution events and congratulations to the newest recipients of the “Top Banana” Awards! Click here to see some of the photos we posted to our Facebook page.

As you know, it takes a huge team to make sure these weekend food distributions events run smoothly! This month, we provided groceries to nearly 4,000 families in Alexandria at the Food Hub, pop-up distributions and the weekend events.

If you’re looking to get involved we are looking for volunteers for some of the upcoming September food distributions events. Our greatest need is at the last Saturday events helping out with parking, and handing out groceries at each of the three locations.

Saturday, September 24
Cora Kelly Elementary School (3600 Commonwealth Ave)
NVCC Alexandria Campus (parking lot B-1 via 500 Dawes Ave)
William Ramsay Rec Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

Click here to see more and to sign up to help out on September 24th


Did you see ALIVE! during Fox5 Cares?
In case you missed it, here’s a clip featuring the donation of school supplies from The Rotary Club of Alexandria, and the surprise check presentation from Easterns Automotive Group.
Thank you to Fox 5 DC for the opportunity to share this moment with your viewers and to Goodies Frozen Custard & Treats for being an amazing community partner!

More Volunteer Opportunities with ALIVE!

September 8th

Pop-up! Food Distributors
4:00pm – 6:00pm
William Ramsay Rec. Center (5650 Sanger Ave)

September 9th

Pop-up! Food Distributors
4:00pm – 6:00pm
Casa Chirilagua (4109 Mt. Vernon Ave)

September 24th

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

September 24th

Drivers-Saturday Food Distributions
6:30am – 11:30am
Report to the ALIVE! Warehouse (801 South Payne St)

Weekly Volunteer Needs

West End Food Hub Assistant
ALIVE! Food Hub (510 F S. Van Dorn St)
Tuesday Thru Thursday 11:30am – 2:30pm, 2:00pm-4:30pm, 4:00pm-6:30pm
Friday & Saturday 9:45am -12:45pm
Friday 1:00pm – 3:00pm

West End Food Hub Driver
Report to the ALIVE! Warehouse (801 South Payne St)
Tuesday & Wednesday 10:30am – 11:00am
Thursday 10:30am 11:00am & 2:30pm -3:30pm
Friday 1:00pm-1:30pm

Warehouse Assistant
Report to ALIVE! Warehouse (801 South Payne St)
Monday 9:00am – 12:00pm
Tuesdays thru Friday 10:00am – 2:00pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays12:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday 9:00am -12:00pm & 11:00am – 2:00pm

Food Sorting And Packing
Bus Barn (116 S. Quaker Ln)
Tuesday Thru Thursday 9:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Before and After!
Thank you to the 25 high school and middle school students who cleaned up the ALIVE! office playground, and at the Bus Barn. These activities were organized by Volunteer Alexandria and the before and after photos help show the incredible transformation!
Also, a very special shout out to the 50 6th to 12th graders from St. Stephens and St. Agnes School who joined the ALIVE! team at the Bus Barn throughout August to helped us get ready for the month’s food distributions.
Finally, the members of Team Gray have been pitching in to help all month long! From handing out food at ALIVE!’s weekly pop-up events, to sorting and bagging donations at the Bus Barn, and filling key roles at the Last Saturday food distributions. Thank you!
The StepALIVE! Walkathon is Back!
For 41 years, community has gathered together to support ALIVE! with a walk through Alexandria.
This year, we are going to be meeting on Sunday, October 16th for StepALIVE! and we need your help.
Please let me know if you are interested in volunteering to serve as a:
Course Marshall
Food Station Attendant
Traffic/Parking Lot Marshall

Registration Team Member

Raffle Prize Table Team Member
We also invite you to register to walk, form your own team, and to help us promote this event!

Click here to learn more and to register for the 2022 StepALIVE! Walkathon