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.
7200 Columbia Pike
Tu-F 1-4 pm
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
7511 Fordson Rd 22306
Call/text 202-938-7910 prior to arrival
ST TIMOTHY CATHOLIC CHURCH
13807 Poplar Tree Rd
Third FRI 4-6 pm, Third Sat 8:30-9 am but confirm with Elaine Stout at firstname.lastname@example.org first.
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 afternoons are best.
Park and walk to loading dock #2 to let staff know you have a donation.
This is one of the biggest food banks in our area, serving 2,000 families a week.
3245 Glen Carlyn Rd, 22041
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 or W 9-11:30
Pull straight back to the walk-in cooler which is next to the loading dock, and text Stacey at 216-262-1669 or Lemees at 571-464-4993 to receive the donation.
FALLS CHURCH COMMUNITY SERVICE COUNCIL at Knox Presbyterian
7416 Arlington Blvd. 22042
Email email@example.com to prior to drop-off.
2802 Hollywood Rd, 22043
Call Abby at 571-253-3399 to coordinate
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com.
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.
Call Dianne Anderson prior to drop-off at 703-625-2366.
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.