Supporting our community
Home gardeners can fulfill the need for fresh, healthy vegetables, fruits and herbs.
More than 74,000 people in Fairfax County didn't get enough to eat in 2021, according to the Capital Area Food Bank. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any changes so we can update this list asap.
7200 Columbia Pike
Tu-F 1-4:30 pm
Food pantry is located in the trailer to the left of the ACCA Child Development Center.
7901 Heritage Drive
M, Th, F 11 - 5
Call 240-682-2067 prior to arrival
ALEXANDRIA/HYBLA VALLEY/MOUNT VERNON
8220 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309
Bring donations to the back door behind the church where there's a doorbell. Someone will assist you there.
Contact: Heather Marshall, Food Market Coordinator 703-360-1976
6037 Franconia Rd, 22310
M-W & F 9-12:30, TH 9-4
2nd SAT 9-12:30
To drop off on 4th Saturday call or email to make arrangements: 703-397-1991 or email@example.com
6408 Edsall Rd, 22312
Monday and Tuesday 9 - 9
Contact Yara at firstname.lastname@example.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.
7511 Fordson Rd 22306
Call/text 202-938-7910 prior to arrival
13807 Poplar Tree Rd
Third FRI 4:30-6 pm, Third SAT 8:15-10 am but first confirm with Peggy Roberts at Proberts8@cox.net
4511 Daly Drive, Suite J
M-F 8-10 am
ACTS (ACTION IN COMMUNITY THROUGH SERVICE)
Hunger Prevention Warehouse,17958 Dr. David Cline Lane
M-Th 9-3:30 and F 9-1. Closed Wed.
2938 Prosperity Ave
M-F 9:30-5 but 2-4:45 pm 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.
3245 Glen Carlyn Rd, 22041
3rd Saturdays, 10:30 am - noon.
Email email@example.com if you wish to donate on different days/times.
Parking lot is behind the building. Drop-off site is at the metal carport on the far side of the parking lot.
3159 Row Street, 22044
M, T 12-3 and W 9-12 (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
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to prior to drop-off.
JUSTICE HS WOLF SHACK
3301 Peace Valley Lane
Mon - Fri 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.
2802 Hollywood Rd, 22043
PLEASE DO NOT DELIVER TO THIS PANTRY UNTIL WE OBTAIN CONTACT INFO FOR THE NEW COORDINATOR.
HAYMARKET REGIONAL FOOD PANTRY
7669 Limestone Dr., #105
Gainesville, VA 20155
Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am
For address and donation schedule call or email Lisa Lombardozzi, 703-437-1776, email@example.com
750 Miller Dr, Ste A-1, Leesburg, VA 20175
M-F 9-3 and Saturdays 9-noon
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.
9518 Richmond Hwy, 22079
M-Tu 9-3, Th noon-3
Please do not leave food outside. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
9350 Main Street, 20110
2nd and 4th Mondays 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.
7804 Tayloe Dr., 20112
Contact Pantry Coordinator Alicia Alston at 571-320-5136 to arrange donation drop-off.
8170 Flannery Court, 2010
Drop off in the back on the building at the back door. Ring doorbell for assistance.
Contact: Program Coordinator Erin Tooley
12975 Purcell Road, 20112
Th and Friday 9-5. CLOSED 12-1 for lunch. Call Arden at 703-590-0030 for drop-off instructions.
10058 Dean Drive, 20110
M/T and Th/F 9-4; W 9-6
8426-28 Kao Circle, 20110
M-F 10-3 except holidays
8899 Sudley Rd., 20110
Drive around the side of the church to the parking lot. Call Jhenny Michalek at 703-636-1086 if you need to drop off outside the given window.
McLean Baptist Church
1367 Chain Bridge Road
McLean, VA 22101
Tuesday and Friday anytime before noon. Leave donations in the garden sheds outside the entrance. Volunteers are working and check the sheds frequently.