Welcome to Food For Neighbors!

Many of our neighbors continue to face significant economic challenges, and finding the means to prepare a holiday meal shouldn't be on their list of worries. Your donation can help families experience the joy of gathering together for a holiday meal.  

More than 3,400 students are receiving food support at 33 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 throughout Northern Virginia. 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 donate food through our Red Bag Program?

Request your Red Bag today!

 You can also "fill" a Virtual Bag.

 

Upcoming Events

The next bag collection is

Saturday, Oct 29

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.

Please review our Covid guidelines here.

About Our Red Bags

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

For more information, visit our

Red Bags FAQs.

 

Our Most Recent Collection

For the September 2022 Red Bag Event, we collected 17,604 lbs of food from 1,210 participating households

Thank you to all our generous donors and volunteers!

 

You Make a Difference!

Since Nov 2016, we have collected over 322,000 lbs of food for local students. We started supporting two local Herndon schools and have grown to support 32 schools in Northern VirginiaWe now have over 1,700 households participating in the Red Bag Program, plus more than 1,400 volunteers driving, sorting and distributing food 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 making a difference by partnering with Food For Neighbors, donating resources, pledging monetary gifts, hosting food drives and 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.

Bringing Food For Neighbors to Your Middle or High School

 

Does your school need supplemental weekend food  to help support students who struggle with food insecurity? We would love to talk to you about bringing the Food For Neighbors program to your area.

 

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

Celebrating Five Years!

Food For Neighbors recently celebrated five years of community service in Northern Virginia! Since our founding in 2016, we've grown from regularly supporting students at Herndon Middle School and Herndon High School to helping teens at 29 schools in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

 

View our Anniversary Video here.

 

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

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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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