NVFS’ Fall Food Drive

Ending Hunger, Together


NVFS’ Fall Food Drive will help us to stock the shelves at our Hunger Resource Center (HRC) and meet the 26% increase in demand for food that we have been experiencing since emergency SNAP benefits ended in the spring. Nearly 400 families per month rely on regular support from the HRC resulting in a distribution of 46,322 pounds of food per month. Here are three ways you can help: 

1. Donate Food

Suggested Items
Dry Goods: beans/lentils, pasta, rice, coffee, tea, cocoa, one box meals (like Hamburger Helper) peanut butter, jelly, cereal, oatmeal, instant potatoes 
Pantry Staples: flour, sugar, muffin mix, premade baking mix, flour, sugar, shelf-stable milk, cooking oil/spray  
Canned Goods: fruit, applesauce, low sodium canned vegetables, canned meat, potatoes, beans/lentils, soup, broth, pasta sauce

➤ Coordinate a food drive with your office, family, church, civic group, sports team, or neighborhood! Email lhurst@nvfs.org for more information.

2023 Drop-Off Dates & Times:
Tuesday, October 24 10am-5pm 
Wednesday, October 25 10am-5pm

Drop Off Location:
Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church
8712 Plantation Ln., Manassas, VA 20110

Fall Food Drive Flyer

2. Make a Monetary Donation

While our greatest need is in-kind food donations to support the Hunger Resource Center we know that not everyone can run their own food drive. Each contribution of $25 provides a grocery store gift card to help a family who wishes to purchase perishable items, such as proteins or other fresh produce.  

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3. Donate Grocery Store Cards

Gift cards help families who may wish to purchase perishable items, such as proteins or other fresh produce. NVFS recommends Giant Food gift cards, but all grocery gift cards are welcome. Please send gift cards to: 

Northern Virginia Family Service
ATTN: Fall Food Drive
10455 White Granite Dr., Suite 100
Oakton, VA 22124

4. Volunteer

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at NVFS’ Fall Food Drive! Please contact Navara Cannon at ncannon@nvfs.org or 571.748.2536.

Note: Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age to volunteer independently. Due to the nature of volunteer activities, we cannot take any volunteers under 16 years of age.