Welcome to Food For Neighbors!

Help Support the Grocery Gift Card Program

 The pandemic has been such a trying time for so many of us in so many different ways. But imagine experiencing all the disappointments and uncertainties while worrying about food for your family. It's unimaginable for many of us. You can help local families today with your donation to the Food For Neighbors Gift Card Program.

A $100 donation can provide gift cards to four students or two families at this difficult time.


 At Food For Neighbors, we're working closely with our school principals, social workers and parent liaisons in Fairfax and Loudoun counties to support the schools' efforts to provide weekend food to their students. We invite you to get involved

If you or someone you know needs food assistance at this timeclick here for a list of local resources that could help.

Si usted o alguien que conozca necesita asistencia alimenticia en este momento, haga clic aquí para obtener una lista de recursos locales que podrían ayudar. 

More than 1,200 students are receiving weekly food support at 22 area middle and high schools with Food For Neighbors!

At Food For Neighbors, we're helping students who struggle with hunger.  Through our Red Bag Program, we provide a platform for middle and high schools to engage volunteers from their local community to work together to collect and distribute food every week. Our program began in Herndon, VA, and has since expanded into the Springfield, Falls Church and Fort Hunt areas of Fairfax County, as well as neighboring schools in Loudoun County. Our mission is to reach even more students in more schools. Learn more about how we started, where we are today and how you can help!

Request a Bag

Would you like to fill a Red Bag?

Request your Red Bag today!

 You can also "fill" a Virtual Bag.


Upcoming Events

The next bag collection is

Saturday, Jan 9.

Please leave your bag out

no later than 8:30 a.m..

For a list of upcoming Red Bag dates (and to add dates to your calendar), click here.

What's in a Red Bag?

Click here for a grocery list of the food items we collect.

Please note: While schools remain closed and students are working virtually, we have a modified grocery list.

Our Most Recent Collection

For November 2020, we collected 16,904 lbs of food from over 1,070 participating households. This was another record-breaking collection for Food For Neighbors!


You Make a Difference!

Since Nov 2016, we have collected over 129,204 lbs of food for local students. We started supporting two local Herndon schools and have grown to support 21 schools in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. We now have over 1,200 households, plus more than 650 drivers and volunteers, participating in the collection program throughout the year. 


Look How We've Grown!

At our first collection in November 2016, we collected 550 lbs of food from 60 participating households.


Community Partners

Local businesses, faith-based organizations, school groups and foundations are also making a difference by partnering with Food For Neighbors, donating resources, pledging monetary gifts, hosting food drives or hosting fundraisers.  


Find out how your organization can become a Community Partner.

What Others Are Saying...

"Thank you so much, our families quite literally could not make it through this without the support you provide in easing this aspect of their lives."  

~ School Social Worker


Food For Neighbors is having a positive impact on the local community. Read what our school counselors, social workers, program recipients, community partners and volunteers are saying about their involvement with our organization.

Do your little bit of good where you are;

it's those little bits of good put together that will overwhelm the world.

~ Desmond Tutu

Located in Herndon, VA, and proudly serving students in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

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Food For Neighbors is located in Herndon, VA, and proudly serves local middle and high school students in Fairfax County and Loudoun County. For general inquiries, please email contact@foodforneighbors.org.

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Food for Neighbors® is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity and your donation is tax-deductible under U.S. tax law. To claim a donation as an itemized deduction on your taxes, please keep your email donation receipt that we will send you. Any funds raised in excess of our goal for any particular project will be automatically applied to the other ongoing work of Food for Neighbors®.

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