This Week: Help Alexandrians struggling with hunger

End Date: Sun, 02/27/2011 - 11:59am

According to Feeding America, hunger is a reality for 1 in 6 Americans and Alexandria is no different.  Relying on volunteers and donations, ALIVE! (ALexandriansInVolved Ecumenically) works to combat hunger in Alexandria every day. This week, help ALIVE! by dropping off nonperishable, protein-rich food items for distribution to families in need.

Your donated canned and packaged food items will be delivered to almost 1,000 needy families who are referred to ALIVE! by local social service agencies and member congregations. They will also be included in ALIVE!’s Last Saturday Food Distribution on February 26th, which serves more than 700 households.

Take Action Now!
Click on the Take Action button below to help ALIVE! fight hunger in Alexandria. Our goal is to help ALIVE! collect 700 protein-rich nonperishable food items. After clicking on the Take Action button, you will be taken to ALIVE!’s website to find out more about this great organization. If you can't drop items off, you can always help by donating to ALIVE! and they will buy food items for you from the Capital Area Food Bank for 19 cents per pound.

Items Needed:
Canned tuna
Canned ham
Canned chicken
Beef stew
Peanut butter
Other canned or packaged protein-rich foods

Drop-off Locations

2723 King Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22302-4008 (Housed in the back of First Christian Church of Alexandria)
Place your donations in the marked container just outside of ALIVE!’s office door. Volunteers will collect them several times a day.

Food Matters
4906 Brenman Park Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703.461.3663

About ALIVE!
ALIVE! (ALexandriansInVolvedEcumenically) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization of volunteers from over 40 religious congregations and the community working together to help those in need in Alexandria, Virginia. Founded in 1969, ALIVE! is the largest private safety net for the needy in the city of Alexandria, addressing short-term to long-term needs for those less fortunate in the community.

Action Sponsors: 

Food Matters

4906 Brenman Park Drive, Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 703.461.3663



Food Matters is an experience unlike anything else. We provide convenient, high quality food, wine, and service. Whether you come to dine in our full service restaurant, visit the wine bar, pick up catering, take advantage of easy grab and go food, or to dine in our private dining room, you will experience our staff's passion for our products. We seek to focus on seasonal and superior products from artisinal producers that are local and from around the world.