Hunger is an unwelcome guest during the holidays. No child should have to know the discomfort of struggling with hunger.

You can help. 

Welcome to Food For Neighbors®

Food For Neighbors is a non-profit organization helping to feed students who struggle with hunger after school, on weekends, and during school holidays.  We provide local middle and high schools with individual meals and snack items to distribute during these times when students might otherwise go hungry. We connect with their social workers and help the schools set up a weekend snack program to distribute the food.


We rely on community support and in-kind donations from individuals, area businesses, local churches, and stores.  We distribute Red Food Bags with a list of items needed and then collect the bags bimonthly on a Saturday.


Our program began in Herndon where the local community has quickly responded to the need for food at our middle and high schools. Now our students are benefitting weekly from the consistent and reliable source of donated food. Neighboring schools have heard about our organization and are now asking if we can bring our program to their middle and high schools.


We are excited to expand into other schools in Fairfax and Loudoun Counties! Our goal is to end hunger for middle and high school students who live with food-insecurity.


There are now more than 400 kids receiving weekly food support

at 6 local schools!


We appreciate your continued support!

You Make a Difference!

Since the first Red Bag Collection in November 2016, Food For Neighbors® has collected close to 13,300 lbs of food for local students.  

We started supporting two local Herndon schools and have grown to support eight school in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

We now have over 400 households and volunteers participating in the collection program.  Will you join us?


Look How FFN Has Grown...Thanks to YOU!

November 2017  - 3,300+ lbs of food from over 300 households

November 2016 - 550 lbs of food from 60 households

Local businesses are also making a difference by partnering with Food For Neighbors or hosting fundraisers.  To learn more about how you can help support these generous organizations, click HERE.


If you would like more information on Food for Neighbors, or want to know how you can get involved, please click on the here or email us directly at

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

To make a donation to the 2017 Holiday Meal Program, click HERE.

Our program is growing and we need your help.

Would you like a Red Bag?

Upcoming Events

The next bag collection will be Saturday, January 6. Please leave your filled red bag by your front door no later than 8:30am.

Making a Difference

For the November 18 collection, we received over 3,300 pounds of food from over 300 participating households.

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Food for Neighbors® is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) public charity.