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Read and Feed Library Food Drive

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Help Those Experiencing Food Insecurity


Throughout the month of April, FCPL is collecting donations of food for Community of Faith Food Pantry, Food for Others, Lorton Community Action Center, St. Anne's Food Pantry, United Community and Western Fairfax Christian Ministries. During the food drive, community members can drop off unexpired, commercially produced food items - see below for specific food requests - to any FCPL branch during regular hours. People who donate four or more food items will receive reusable food tote bags. Cosponsored by Fairfax Library Foundation


Food pantries consider the needs of community members.


According to End Hunger in America, when we ask community members what food items they need or want, it "gives the people being served a sense of dignity and control, limits waste (since they tend not to take food they won’t use) and allows them to tailor the help they receive to be the best possible fit for their own unique situation." 

Community of Faith Food Pantry is accepting donations at Great Falls Library and Herndon Fortnightly Library. Please donate:

  • Beans, dried or canned 
  • Canned tomato products or vegetables
  • Fruit cups
  • Pasta
  • Rice 


Food for Others is accepting donations at Burke Centre Library, City of Fairfax Regional, Dolley Madison Library, George Mason Regional, John Marshall Library, Kings Park Library, Kingstowne Library, Oakton Library, Patrick Henry Library, Pohick Regional, Richard Byrd Library, Thomas Jefferson Library, Tysons-Pimmit Regional and Woodrow Wilson Library. Please donate:

  • Canned Pasta Chef Boyardee, tomato products, chili, protein (tuna, chicken, salmon) or soup (15 oz.)
  • Dried beans, black, red or pinto
  • Family-size cereal, cold (boxed cereal) and hot (oatmeal, grits, cream of wheat)


Lorton Community Action Center is accepting donations at Lorton Library. Please donate: 

  • Cereal
  • Cooking Oil
  • Pasta
  • Ramen noodles 
  • Red beans, canned or dried 


St. Anne's Food Pantry is accepting donations at Reston Regional. Please donate: 

  • Canned soup, fruit, tuna, chicken, chili or stew 
  • Canola or vegetable oil 
  • Cereal 
  • Instant mashed potatoes 
  • Peanut butter


United Community is accepting donations at Martha Washington Library and Sherwood Regional. Please donate:

  • Canned tomato products, tuna, soups, corn/other vegetables or fruit  
  • Cereal
  • Mac & cheese
  • Peanut butter  


Western Fairfax Christian Ministries is accepting donations at Access Services, Centreville Regional and Chantilly Regional. Please donate: 

  • Canned black or red beans (low salt preferred)
  • Canned fruits (no sugar added preferred), tomatoes (stewed, crushed) or mixed vegetables (low salt preferred)
  • Hot cereal (oatmeal, grits)
  • Spaghetti

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