What's in a Red Bag

Here is the list of the most-needed foods that we are collecting.  

All items should come INDIVIDUALLY packaged.

  • Cup of Soup containers (water is only added ingredient)
  • Rice and Beans Ready Meals
  • Packets of trail mix
  • Packs of cheese or peanut butter crackers
  • Fruit cups
  • Granola bars & Clif bars
  • Fruit bars
  • Breakfast Crackers
  • Bags of Rice
  • Cans of Goya Black Beans
  • Shelf stable milk cartons (regular, vanilla, or chocolate)
  • 100% juice boxes or Capri Sun pouches
  • Packets of instant milk (each makes one quart)
  • Gallon-sized Ziploc bags

*Grocery store gift cards are also accepted.

Click here for a printable copy of the grocery list.
grocery list.pdf
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Food For Neighbors has created an Amazon Wish List to make shopping even easier for our next Red Bag collection. Check it out and get your shopping done early.

Our program is growing and we need your help.

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Upcoming Events

The next bag collection will be Saturday, September 9. Please leave your filled red bag by your front door no later than 8:30am.

Making a Difference

For the May 6 collection, we received over 3,000 pounds of food from over 300 participating households in the Herndon/Reston area.

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