Here’s an Updated List of Alexandria’s Emergency Food Resources

There are a number of emergency food resources available for Alexandria residents struggling through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hunger Free Alexandria is continually updating a list of emergency food access points in the city.

Here’s the list, as of today:

Alexandria City Public Schools

ACPS is providing two days worth of breakfast and lunch meals free for any ACPS student between the ages of 2 and 18 years-old on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. at the following locations:

  • William Ramsay Elementary School (5700 Sanger Avenue)
  • Francis C. Hammond Middle School (4646 Seminary Road)
  • Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology (3600 Commonwealth Avenue)
  • Jefferson-Houston PreK-8 IB School (1501 Cameron Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314)
  • T.C. Williams High School (3330 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302)

ACPS “Grab and Go”Meals are available for any ACPS student or child over the
age of 2 to pick up breakfast and lunch at the following locations:

  • Mason Apartments at South Reynolds Street — 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Brent Place Apartments at 375 South Reynolds Street — 11:20 to 11:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Ruby Tucker Family Center at 322 Tancil Court — 10:45 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Community Lodgings at 607 Notabene Drive — 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • Old Towne West Apartments (parking lot) at 500 South Alfred Street — 11:20 to 11:50 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
  • The corner of Florence Drive and Four Mile Road in the Arlandria/Chirilagua community. 10:45
    to 11:15 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.


Meals consist of cold breakfast and lunch, including fresh fruits and vegetables, salads and sandwiches for multiple days per the student’s need.

Grocery distribution from ALIVE!

Saturday, April 25th, 8:30 am – 10:30 am

  • Leonard “Chick” Armstrong Recreation Center (23 W. Reed Ave.)
  • John Adams Elementary School (5651 Rayburn Ave.)


Bag Lunch at Meade Memorial

Monday – Friday
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
322 N Alfred St, Alexandria, VA 22314
**Meals will be served to-go, outside in the courtyard**

Food Pantry at Meade Memorial
Thursday and Friday
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
322 N Alfred Street

Breakfast available at Old Presbyterian Meeting House
6 – 8 am
323 S Fairfax Street
**Meals will be served to-go, outside in the courtyard**

Breakfast available at Old Town Community Church
6 – 7 am
212 S Washington Street
**Meals will be served to-go, outside the front door of the church**

Breakfast available at Washington Street United Methodist Church
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday
6 – 8 am
109 S Washington Street
**Meals will be served to-go**

West End Food Pantry (Located at St. James Mission House)
5 – 6:30 pm
5200 Fillmore Avenue
REQUIRED: Valid photo ID with current City of Alexandria, Virginia address or Photo ID, current bill with City of Alexandria Virginia address.

CCDA Christ House Food Pantry
Wednesday and Thursday
9 am – 1 pm
131 S. West Street
**clients can receive food once per month**

CCDA Christ House Evening Meal
Guests may begin to arrive at 4:30 pm to sign in for a meal. The program runs 4:30 – 6pm.
131 S. West Street
**meals will be served to go**

YMCA Produce Distribution
Mondays 4 – 6 pm, Tuesdays 9 am – 12 pm
Produce is available for anyone, regardless of their affiliation with the YMCA. This will be distributed while supplies last.
420 East Monroe Avenue, Alexandria, VA 22301
**Please bring your own bag**

Frozen Meal Delivery Program for Seniors

Eligible individuals are City of Alexandria residents aged 60 or above, their spouses, or an individual with a disability, regardless of age, who resides with a program recipient aged 60 or above; have difficulty getting food and are homebound because of COVID 19.

For more information or to apply for the meals, please call 703-746-5999

The Child & Family Network Centers

The Child & Family Network Centers are Providing Snacks and Nonperishables for the families of their students. If you have a child who attends a Child & Family Network Center Preschool please reach out and we can connect you with available food.

Meals on Wheels

City residents who are 60+ and interested in Meals on Wheels should call the Division of Aging and Adult Services at 703-836-5999.

Pet Food & Supplies Available from Animal Welfare League of Alexandria

Please email [email protected] or call 703-746-4774 to request pet food or supplies. Pet items will be available for pick up at the AWLA by appointment only. If transportation is a problem, limited delivery may be available for those in need. 4101 Eisenhower Ave Alexandria VA 22304

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