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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!
The next bag collection is
Saturday, Nov 6.
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.
For September 2021, we collected 17,441 lbs of food from over 1,100 participating households.
We also collected donations to"fill" 73 virtual Red Bags.
Thank you to all our generous donors and volunteers!
Since Nov 2016, we have collected over 207,227 lbs of food for local students. We started supporting two local Herndon schools and have grown to support 24 schools in Fairfax and Loudoun counties. We now have over 1,500 households participating in the Red Bag Program, plus more than 325 drivers and 700 volunteers, participating in the collection program throughout the year.
At our first collection in November 2016, we collected 550 lbs of food from 60 participating households.
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.
"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.