Welcome to Food For Neighbors®

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There are now more than 900 kids receiving weekly food support

at 14 area middle and high schools!


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 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 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. FFN has expanded into the Springfield area, neighboring schools in Loudoun County and most recently the Falls Church area. As more schools hear about FFN, we are met with requests to bring the program to their school area. 


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.


We appreciate your continued support!

You Make a Difference!

Since the first Red Bag Collection in November 2016, Food For Neighbors® has collected over 61,000 lbs of food for local students. We started supporting two local Herndon schools and have grown to support 13 schools in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

We now have over 800 households and over 200 volunteers participating in the collection program.  

Will you join us?


Look how FFN has grown...thanks to YOU!

May 2019  - 6,200+ lbs of food from over 500 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 contact@FoodForNeighbors.org.

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

Upcoming Events

The next bag collection will be Saturday, Sept. 7th.

Please leave your filled red bag by your front door

no later than 8:30am.

 Upcoming Red Bag dates, here.

Add dates to your calendar here.

If you forget to put out your bag, click HERE.

Need the list of the food we collect?

Our program is growing and we need your help.

Would you like a Red Bag?

Making a Difference

For the May 2019 collection, we received over

6,200 pounds of food

from over 500 participating households.

AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support FFN every time you shop.  Click HERE to get started.

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Connect with us on Facebook to learn about upcoming projects and volunteer opportunities, and see photos of our FFN volunteers in action.

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