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Supporting our community

Home gardeners can fulfill the need for fresh, healthy vegetables, fruits and herbs.

Twenty-four percent of people living in Fairfax County don't get enough to eat, according to the Capital Area Food Bank's Hunger Report 2023. That's more than anywhere else in Virginia. 

 

Because the DC metro area's living wage is almost 3 times the federal poverty level, about 25% of area households live above the poverty line but still struggle to pay for basics like food and housing. (To learn more about food insecurity in our area, see the USDA food atlas.)

At the same time, the USDA estimates that 30-40% of all food in the US food supply is wasted.

Scroll down for a list of pantries taking fresh produce donations. 

 

Contact Hands On Harvests if you are

  • a food bank or pantry that would like to receive Grow a Row donations or be added to our list.

  • a farm or production garden that would like to arrange pick-up of your surplus harvest.

Food banks accepting fresh produce

We update this page at the start of every growing season. Pantries sometimes change the days or times that they accept produce.
Email us at admin@handsonharvests.org with any changes so we can update this list asap.

ANNANDALE 22003

ACCA FOOD PANTRY

7200 Columbia Pike

Tu-W 1-4:30 pm preferred.

This will allow them time to  deliver fresh produce to clients before the weekend.

Food pantry is located in the trailer to the left of the ACCA Child Development Center.

ANNANDALE UMC MISSION CENTER

7901 Heritage Drive

Th 11am - 7pm preferred. M-W, 11am - 5pm possible, but call 240-682-2067 first to make sure someone will be there.

ALEXANDRIA/HYBLA VALLEY/MOUNT VERNON

RISING HOPE UNITED METHODIST MISSION CHURCH

8220 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309

Tu 9:30am - 2pm.

Bring donations to the back door behind the church where there's a doorbell. Someone will assist you there.

ALEXANDRIA/KINGSTOWNE/LINCOLNIA

KOINONIA FOUNDATION

6037 Franconia Rd, 22310

M-W & F 9am - 12:30pm , Th 9am - 4pm.

2nd SAT 9am - 12:30pm.

To drop off on 4th SAT call or email to make arrangements: 703-397-1991 or  info@koinoniacares.org

MAS CENTER FOOD BANK

6408 Edsall Rd, 22312

M-Tu 9am - 9pm.

Contact Yara at yidris@masdc.org or 703-364-8013 if you wish to deliver on other days.

Food Bank is located in the basement of Washington International Academy. Go down the ramp and through the double doors. As soon as you enter, you will see a glass office to your left. You can drop it off in front of the door if no one is present or hand it to the front desk. 

UNITED COMMUNITY

7511 Fordson Rd 22306

M-F 9am - 3pm.

Call/text 202-938-7910 prior to arrival

CHANTILLY 20151

ST TIMOTHY CATHOLIC CHURCH

13807 Poplar Tree Rd

3rd FRI 5-7pm, 3rd SAT 8:30-9am.

Before arrival confirm with Peggy Roberts at Proberts8@cox.net or 703-576-2522.

WESTERN FAIRFAX CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES

4511 Daly Drive, Suite J

M-F 8-10 am.

Deliver to the back alley, Suite H.

DUMFRIES 22026

ACTS (ACTION IN COMMUNITY THROUGH SERVICE)

Hunger Prevention Warehouse, 17958 Dr. David Cline Lane

M-Th 9am - 3:30pm and F 9am - 1pm. Closed Wed.

FAIRFAX 22031

FOOD FOR OTHERS

2938 Prosperity Ave

703-207-9173

M-F 9:30am - 5pm but 2-4:45pm is best.

Park and walk to loading dock #2 to let staff know you have a donation. There may be a short wait. When you give them your donation tell them it is thru Hands On Harvests. This is one of the biggest food banks in our area, serving 2,000 families a week.

FALLS CHURCH

COLUMBIA BAPTIST CHURCH

3245 Glen Carlyn Rd, 22041

Email foodpantry@columbiabaptist.org to coordinate a fresh produce donation.

Parking lot is behind the building. Drop-off site is at the metal carport on the far side of the parking lot.

COOK FOR VETS

Galloway United Methodist Church

306 Annandale Rd.

3rd THURS  11am - 2pm. If this is not possible, 3rd WED  11am - 1pm.

Call or text LJ at 917-547-9711 before a drop-off as the Church door is kept locked. LJ will meet you at the door.

DAR AL HIJRAH ISLAMIC CENTER

3159 Row Street, 22044

M-Tu 12-3pm and W 9am - 12 pm  (distro is Thurs morning).

Pull straight back to the walk-in cooler which is next to the loading dock. Call or text Stacey at 216-262-1669 or Ruby at 206-934-9578 upon arrival or to schedule another drop-off time.

FALLS CHURCH COMMUNITY SERVICE COUNCIL at Knox Presbyterian

7416 Arlington Blvd. 22042

M 10am - 3pm.

Email foodpantry@fcswecare.org prior to drop-off.

JUSTICE HS WOLF SHACK

3301 Peace Valley Lane

M-F 8 am - 4 pm

Enter thru Door 1.  The Front Office is on the left side of the hallway.  Look for the cooler or cart marked for the PTSA Wolf Shack.  If one is not there, let the admin assistant know it is for the Wolf Shack.

HAYMARKET/GAINESVILLE

HAYMARKET REGIONAL FOOD PANTRY

7669 Limestone Dr., #105

Gainesville, VA 20155

W 9:30-11:30 am.

All deliveries made around back of building.

HERNDON/STERLING/ASHBURN

LINK, INC.

For address and donation schedule call or email Lisa Lombardozzi, 703-437-1776, president@linkagainsthunger.org.

LEESBURG 20175

LOUDOUN HUNGER RELIEF

750 Miller Dr, Ste A-1, Leesburg, VA  20175

M-F 9am - 3pm and Sa 9am - 12 pm.

Look for the marked donation drop site.

LHR serves every day except Sunday, so fresh produce is immediately included in grocery orders. They also have a produce tent in the parking lot during the growing season so families can select their own produce items from the assortment available that day.

LORTON

LORTON COMMUNITY ACTION CTR

9520 Richmond Hwy, 22079

M 9am-3pm, Tu 10am - 3pm, Th 12-3pm, F 10am - 3pm.

Contact Rob@lortonaction.org first. Do not leave food outside.

MANASSAS

BULL RUN UNITARIAN UNIVERSALISTS' EMERGENCY FOOD PANTRY

9350 Main Street, 20110

2nd and 4th MON of the month.

Place donations in the Rubbermaid bin by the back door. All other times contact Sandy Dixon 571-225-1654 to coordinate a donation drop off.

HOPE HOUSE

7804 Tayloe Dr., 20112

Contact Pantry Coordinator Alicia Alston at 571-320-5136 to arrange donation drop-off. Alicia will provide drop-off location when you call.

HOUSE OF MERCY

8170 Flannery Court, 20109

M-F 9:30-11:30am.

For drop-off go to back of building and look for Food Pantry bay door 8158. Back up to bay door, ring door bell on red door to right, staff members will help with unloading.

SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH

12975 Purcell Road, 20112

Th and F 9am - 5pm but CLOSED 12-1pm for lunch. Call Erica at 703-590-0030 x. 308 or 808-426-6985 for drop-off instructions.

 

SERVE HUNGER RESOURCE CENTER

10058 Dean Drive, 20110

M-T and Th-F 9am - 4pm; W 9am - 6pm.

THE ST LUCY PROJECT WAREHOUSE

8426-28 Kao Circle, 20110

M-F 10am - 3pm except holidays.

ST THOMAS FOOD PANTRY

8899 Sudley Rd., 20110

M-F  9-11:30am.

Drive around the side of the church to the parking lot. Call Gary Gilham at 571-532-1343 to drop-off outside the given window. 

MCLEAN 22101

SHARE OF MCLEAN

McLean Baptist Church

1367 Chain Bridge Road Door #8

McLean, VA 22101

T and F before noon; W and Sa 9:30am - 12 pm.

Leave donations in the garden sheds outside Door #8.  Volunteers are working and check the sheds frequently.

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