We have a hunger problem in Alexandria

A report published for the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria and the Childhood Obesity Action Network highlighted significant gaps in the services available to Alexandrians suffering from food hardship (irregular access to affordable and healthy meals). In response, community leaders, including Volunteer Alexandria, have pledged their support and leadership to fill those gaps through advocacy, financial resources and practical commitments of time, space and the volunteer labor necessary to progress toward a time when no one in our city goes hungry. They created Hunger Free Alexandria - a cooperative effort on the part of local clergy, congregations, non-profit and community leaders to respond to the issue of hunger in Alexandria.  

Volunteer Alexandria is providing nonprofit and faith-based organizations working on this issue the opportunity to post their volunteer needs. Furthermore, we are educating businesses, associations, and other groups about hunger and how they can make a difference in our community.

Check out the Points of Light Foundation's Blog showcasing our work around hunger.

If you have any questions in regards to how your group can be involved, please e-mail Marion.  How YOU can help reduce/eliminate hunger:

  • Learn more about the problem and read the To End Hunger in Alexandria Report 
  • Volunteer for one of the many opportunities available (links below)
  • Volunteer to serve on Committees
  • Coordinate a food drive. Call one of the pantries listed to the left and ask for the most nedeed item
  • Prepare food for a shelter
  • Donate funds to support the cause

Current Opportunities

Alexandria Food Pantries/Food Center - CALL FIRST!
ALIVE! Food Center
801 S Payne Street
Christ Church Lazarus Ministry
118 N. Washington Street
Christ House
131 S. West Street
Grace Episcopal Church Emergency Food Program     
3601 Russell Road
703.549.1980 Mondays
St. Paul’s Lazarus Ministry
228 S. Pitt Street
Church of the Resurrection
2280 N Beauregard Street
Joseph Catholic Church
711 North Columbus Street
Beverly Anderson
Alfred Street Baptist Church
301 S Alfred St
Mrs. Cynthia Whitmore