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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 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

M, Th, F  11 - 5

Call 240-682-2067 prior to arrival

ALEXANDRIA/HYBLA VALLEY/MOUNT VERNON

RISING HOPE UNITED METHODIST MISSION CHURCH

8220 Russell Rd, Alexandria, VA 22309

Tuesdays 9:30-2