Help fight hunger this holiday season

Do your part by dropping off nonperishables at any of these participating locations.

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For many, the holidays are a happy time of year. For others, the holidays aren’t as easygoing. You can lend a helping hand by donating nonperishable goods to one of the many food drives organized by Northern Virginia’s food banks.

All Giant and Harris Teeter grocery stores will collect canned goods in designated collection bins through Nov. 23 and Nov. 30,  respectively. Online donations to the Capital Area Food Bank can be made here through Nov. 23.

With some help from the Arlington Food Assistance Center, the Capital Area Food BankACTS and the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank, we’ve also identified some alternative drop-off spots.


Arlington Central Library: 1015 N. Quincy St.; year-round

Aurora Hills Branch Library: 735 18th St. S; year-round

Cherrydale Branch Library: 2190 Military Road; year-round

Glencarlyn Branch Library: 300 S. Kensington St.; year-round

Shirlington Branch Library: 4200 Campbell Ave.; year-round

Westover Branch Library: 1644 N. McKinley Road, Suite 3; year-round

Simplicity Urgent Care: 3263 Columbia Pike; year-round

Kinder Haus Toys: 1220 N. Fillmore St.; year-round

Aurora Hills Senior Center: 735 18th St. S.; Nov. 15-22

Westover Baptist Church: 1125 Patrick Henry Drive; Nov. 1-27

Virginia Hospital Center Cardio-Therapy Rehab: 1701 N. George Mason Drive; Nov. 3-Dec. 1

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church: 4250 N. Glebe Road; Nov. 10-Dec. 18

Wells Fargo Arlington Government Plaza: 2200 Clarendon Blvd.; Nov. 10-Jan. 3

Wells Fargo Ballston Metro: 1011 N. Stafford St.; Nov. 10-Jan. 3

Wells Fargo Barcroft: 951 S. George Mason Drive; Nov. 10-Jan. 3

Wells Fargo Clarendon: 3140 Washington Blvd.; Nov. 10-Jan. 3

Wells Fargo Crystal Metro: 251 18th Street S.; Nov. 10-Jan. 3

Wells Fargo Metropolitan Park: 1429 Fern St.; Nov. 10-Jan. 3

Wells Fargo Lee-Glebe: 2213 N. Glebe Road; Nov. 10-Jan. 3

Wells Fargo Rosslyn Metro: 1500 Wilson Blvd.; Nov. 10-Jan. 3

Wells Fargo Westover: 1701 N. McKinley Road; Nov. 10-Jan. 3

Signature Theatre: 4200 Campbell Ave.; Nov. 1-Jan. 16


Long & Foster: 6299 Leesburg Pike; Nov. 1-Dec. 1

Prince William

ACTS: 3900 ACTS Lane; year-round

Brew Republic Bierwerks: 15201 Potomac Town Place; Nov. 1- 29

Water’s End Brewery: 12425 Dillingham Square; Nov. 1-29

Ornery Beer Company: 14389 Potomac Mills Road; Nov.1-29

Dumfries Library: 18115 Triangle Shopping Plaza; Nov. 1-21


Walmart: 2350 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester; Nov. 17

Washington, D.C.

Washington Capitals Canned Food Drive: 601 F Street NW; Nov. 18