The City of Alexandria and community partners will distribute food at two locations on Thursday, May 28, and two locations on Saturday, May 30.
Those planning to go are encouraged to drive whenever possible; however walk-ups are welcome and encouraged to send one person per family, wear a face mask, physical distance from others by 6 feet and bring reusable bags or carts to carry meals and food home. Food may not be consumed at any site.
Food distribution sites include:
Thursday, May 28, 4-5:30 p.m.: Charles Houston Recreation Center Parking Lot (901 Wythe St). ALIVE!, Washington Street United Methodist Church, Royal Restaurant, Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority, and the City of Alexandria will distribute meals and 1-2 bags of shelf-stable groceries.
Thursday, May 28, 5-6p.m.: William Ramsey Elementary School Parking Lot (5700 Sanger Ave). ALIVE!, World Central Kitchen and Hunger Free Alexandria will distribute meals and 2 bags of shelf stable groceries and produce. See the flyer in English or Spanish for details.
Saturday, May 30, 8:30-10:30 a.m.: Cora Kelly (3600 Commonwealth Ave) and John Adams Elementary (5651 Rayburn Ave) Parking Lots. ALIVE! will distribute at least 4 bags of shelf stable groceries, fresh eggs and a box of farm fresh produce at both sites, while supplies last.
The May 28 food distribution at Ramsey Elementary School is the fifth food distribution organized in Alexandria by World Central Kitchen, a nonprofit food distribution organization founded by chef José Andrés. World Central Kitchen is active around the world, distributing food in response to natural and humanitarian disasters to those in need and first responders as well as offering programs to help create food resiliency.
Volunteers signed up to help through Hunger Free Alexandria and Volunteer Alexandria, which collected some video interviews with volunteers, who expressed a love for the community and a desire to help those in need.
For more information on food programs, visit the City’s Food Assistance webpage.