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COVID-19 Guidelines

Visit our COVID-19 page for important guidelines for our volunteers and donors. Please read these guidelines carefully. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe.

There are so many ways that you can make a difference!


Your donation helps Food For Neighbors expand into more middle and high schools throughout Northern Virginia. 


There are many volunteer opportunities available. Visit our FAQ page for more information and complete a volunteer form. Check out our volunteer video (below) for more details.

Request a Red Bag

Want to donate food but don't have a Red Bag yet?  Click below to request your bag from Food For Neighbors.


Red Bag FAQs

Become a Partner

As a Community Partner, your business's financial contribution will make a positive impact on local middle and high school students.

Fill a "Virtual" Bag

Can't leave a bag out? Do you live outside our current pickup areas?
Now you can help by filling a Virtual Red Bag. 

Spread the Word

If you're a donor or volunteer, would you tell others about your experience? Food For Neighbors grows best by word-of-mouth referrals between friends and neighbors. 

Host a Food Drive

Is your organization looking for a meaningful way to give back to the community? We have everything you need with our Food Drive Toolkit.

Shop with Amazon

AmazonSmile is an easy way to support Food For Neighbors every time you shop - at no cost to you.  Click the link below for more information.

Donate Food

If you would like to donate a large amount of food or make a one-time food donation, email us and we'll help make the arrangements with a local school or sorting site.

Food Donation Drop-off: Large individual donations can be dropped off at any Red Bag Event (dates here). Please email us and we'll direct you to the closest event site. If your organization is planning to host a food drive, please complete a Food Drive Inquiry Form and we'll help you get started. 

(Please note that our address listed on Google is a mailing address only.)


PHOTOGRAPHERS NEEDED: If you are a local photographer and would be interested in volunteering to take photos at our events, please email us at Our events take place throughout Northern Virginia five times during the school year. We need professional images for our website, marketing and publicity.

Community Service Hours for Students

Students are always welcome volunteers at Food For Neighbors! For students that need their community service hours confirmed, please click below or e-mail



"I just had to share as what you orchestrated and accomplished is incredibly impactful. I feel like Saturday’s event was a Godsend.  I had two extremely poor families come to me today both desperately needing food.  One was a mother with five young children and another young student of mine who is all alone with her 17 year old brother. Her mother is back in her country and father has abandoned them. Both she and her brother work to pay rent and go to school. When I asked what both needed, they immediately said food. I took them to the bins and let them get as much food as they could carry.  Thank you friend. What you did is huge - it fills bellies and I could see the sense of relief wash over them. You done good. ❤️"

- from a school social worker

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