Newsletter

ALIVE! Seeking Donations for Food Distribution to Residents Quarantined by COVID-19

ALIVE! has distributed most its regular food reserves, and now needs cash donations and volunteers to contend with COVID-19.

The Alexandria nonprofit provides food for 13 pantries around the city, and the coronavirus has many wondering how infected residents who are food insecure will get fed. ALIVE! is currently working with the city and buying food to support the city should deliveries need to be made to people under quarantine without food reserves at home.

“It takes about $20 a week to feed a family of four,” ALIVE! Executive Director Jennifer Ayers told ALXnow. “We doubled up on regular food distribution this past weekend. We gave away all of our weekend food bags, so our inventory is really low.”

As of now, the ALIVE! last Saturday of the month food distribution at John Adams Elementary School [5651 Rayburn Ave.], the Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center [23 W. Reed Ave.] and at Ladrey Apartments [300 Wythe Street] are still scheduled. The Ladrey program will likely be held outside the building, as it is exclusively home to senior citizens — a demographic that is particularly vulnerable to COVID-19.

Food donations are not being accepted at this time in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus.

“Right now we need financial contributions to buy more food, and volunteers to sort food and to distribute food, but they will have to be screened through Volunteer Alexandria,” Ayers said. “It doesn’t take a lot of money to support what we do. A little bit goes a long way to helping people.”

Photo via ALIVE!/Facebook

Recent Stories

A new report, prepared for a City Council meeting tomorrow (Wednesday), looks back at the progress made on several priorities adopted earlier this year, from pandemic recovery to housing. The…

(Updated 3:45 p.m.) After all the fuss over its creation, the Alexandria Independent Community Policing Review Board has seemingly had a pretty quiet first full year since its creation. The…

Inova has major plans for the former Lanadmark Mall site, and will conduct its second virtual community meeting on Monday, October 17. The timeline for the project is still subject…

A Washington, D.C. man is behind bars after allegedly stealing a car from a lot in an industrial area of the city and fleeing from police. The incident occurred shortly…

Are you tired of going to the gym? It might be the crowds, the locker room, waiting on equipment or the time it takes to commute to the gym.

Having a personal trainer come to your home will keep you accountable, save you time and allow you to workout in the comfort of your own home.

Skip the hassle of the gym and try our in-home personal training service.

Our services are reasonably priced, convenient, effective and are risk free.

Read More

Submit your own Community Post here.

At Nova Fencing Club, the beginner fencing classes are designed for students of all levels – including students who have never fenced before.

If you’re looking for a fun physical activity that improves your fitness, critical thinking and rapid decision making skills then come join us!

There’s no better time than now to give us a try – and take part in one of the fastest growing sports. Our highly educated, professional coaching staff includes Virginia’s only Maitre d’Armes, a member of USA Fencing’s coaching team, former members of the USA National Team, and our Head Coach, who has produced national champions.

Register for either our Youth Beginner Fencing Classes (7-12) or our Teen & Adult Beginner Fencing Classes (13 to Adult) and become a part of the club that champions call home.

Submit your own Community Post here.

Think BIG! About the Future of Movement

Join the City of Alexandria and Arlington County’s Initiative to Rethink Energy at our first ever electric vehicle (EV) and sustainable technologies showcase! Get inspired by seeing a variety of electric cars, scooters, bikes, motorcycles, police cars, buses, trucks and

Between Home and the Front: Book Talk and Signing

Join the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum on Zoom or in person at the museum for a special book talk with the curators behind Between Home and the Front: Civil War Letters of the Walters Family. A book signing will be

×

Subscribe to our mailing list