Food Assistance

Hunger Resource Center

NVFS’ Hunger Resource Center (HRC, or Centro de Recursos para Prevenir el Hambre) at our SERVE Campus provides nearly 600 Prince William County families every month with:

  • Emergency food assistance
  • Nutrition information
  • Healthy cooking demonstrations
  • Strategies for buying healthy food on a budget

Did You Know? The HRC can purchase food from the Capital Area Food Bank for a flat fee of $0.19 per pound, meaning that $100 can buy more than 500 pounds of food.

The HRC helps families in Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Many of our clients are forced to choose between putting food on the table or paying their household bills. The HRC helps families avoid this difficult choice — and stave off the perils of homelessness.

Our Stories

Food Assistance, Housing, Homeless Shelter
Vanessa |

Vanessa was doing her best to provide for her three young children, but was quickly running out of options. By the time she walked into the Hunger Resource Center (HRC) on NVFS’ SERVE Campus, Vanessa had been living in her car for some time.

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Michelle Halmon
Homeless Shelter
Michelle Halmon |

During her morning commute, Halmon witnessed men, women and children experiencing homelessness and in an effort to show them that, despite their present challenges, they are our valued neighbors, she decided to dedicate a portion of her life to providing meals for those in need.

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Lockheed Martin Project MENU 2017
Food Assistance
Lockheed Martin |

For the past several years, Lockheed Martin’s Manassas branch has supported NVFS’ SERVE Campus with a food and donation drive at its annual Chili Cook-Off. Company employees also volunteer their time at the Hunger Resource Center, and support NVFS’ holiday and back-to-school drives.

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Food Assistance
MP and Family |

NVFS’ Hunger Resource Center provided more than food for M.P.’s family — it offered hope and compassion to people in need, and ensured they had what they needed to make it through difficult situations.

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NVFS helps families and individuals find paths to stability, to helping children, adults and families realize their full potential.

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