Red Bag Program

Participating in the Red Bag Program is as easy as 1-2-3!

Step 1: Request a Bag

It all starts with the red bag! Simply submit your bag request online. We will process your request and contact you about how to get started.

Step 2: Fill a Bag

On your next shopping trip, purchase some of the food items listed on the tag that is attached to the bag.

No tag? No problem! Click here for a printable shopping list.

Step 3: Leave Your Bag Out

Put the bag outside your front door by 8:30 a.m. on the Saturdays listed on the tag. (Don't worry - we'll send you several email/text reminders prior to the pickup date.)  We will leave you a new bag and email you a receipt for your donation.

It's that easy!  The best part is that your donations are immediately available to the middle schools and high schools in your community. Students in your local community will immediately benefit from your generosity!

What's in a Red Bag?

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

Need a Bag? Click here.

Red Bag Pickup Dates

For future Red Bag dates and to add our dates to your calendar, click here.

Red Bag FAQs

Everything you need to know about the Red Bag Program, answered here.

Can't leave a bag? No problem!

If you can't leave a bag for our Red Bag pickup, you may donate a Virtual Red Bag instead. This is a great option if you live in an apartment and/or outside of our pickup area.  It's also a wonderful opportunity to give a little extra.  Virtual Red Bag donations allow our volunteers to purchase food our pantries need in between food collection events as well as to give grocery gift cards to the families we serve.  



There are many ways that you can make a difference at Food For Neighbors.

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

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Food For Neighbors is located in Herndon, VA, and proudly serves local middle and high school students in Fairfax County and Loudoun County. For general inquiries, please email

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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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