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Donate to Alexandria Food Pantry (Alexandria City)

Thank you for considering a donation to our pantry.  
We can't serve those in need without the generosity of our community!


The Catholic Charities food pantry, formerly located at Christ House in Old Town Alexandria, has moved to a new location to better accommodate pantry visitors. The new Catholic Charities Alexandria Food Pantry is located to the Eisenhower Business Park at 4725A Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22304.   

We provide perishable and non-perishable foods to homeless and low-income households in Alexandria City and surrounding areas.

Your donations make it possible for us to support individuals and families experiencing food insecurity.

If you’re in need of food, please click HERE to learn how our pantry can help you!

What We Need

Non-expired and unopened food donations are appreciated and accepted Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at 4725A Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304.  Please drive to the back of our facility for easier unloading. 

  • Breakfast cereals (in box) and instant or old-fashioned oatmeal (18 oz. or 42 oz.)
  • Peanut butter (16 oz.) and jelly (15 oz. or 18 oz.)
  • Canned meat (chicken, spam, corned beef, chili)
  • Canned vegetables (corn, green beans, sweet peas, 15 oz.)
  • Red kidney, black beans, or baked beans (15 oz.)
  • Pasta: spaghetti and pasta sauce in can
  • Canned fruits (15 oz.)
  • Macaroni and cheese (7.25 oz.)
  • Soup: Chunky, Progresso, or noodle soup
  • Chicken broth (15 oz.); cream of mushroom soup (10.5 oz.)
  • Diced tomatoes, stewed tomatoes, tomato sauce (15 oz.)
  • Bagged rice (white or brown)
  • Sugar (white or brown)
  • Canola or vegetable oil (48 oz.)
  • Canned pineapple (8 oz.)
  • Ramen noodles
  • Single serving fruit juice
  • Shelf stable milk, unsweetened: Almond or soy 
  • Canned yam, canned cranberry (15 oz.)
  • Boxed stuffing and instant mashed potatoes
  • Snacks, crackers, cookies, and granola bars
  • Grocery gift cards from Giant or Aldi


We encourage nutritious eating habits and prefer low sugar and low sodium canned products. 

Our pantry also distributes basic personal hygiene items. We’re grateful for standard and trial-size donations of the following:

  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Bar soap or liquid body wash
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Laundry detergent (30-50 oz. bottles)
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Diapers (all sizes, most needed are 4, 5, and 6)
  • Baby wipes

Other Ways to Donate or Help

Large donations – To arrange a drop off time for large donations, email or call us at 703-548-4227, ext. 2703. 

Make a monetary donation - Mail a check donation payable to CCDA with "Alexandria Food Pantry" on the memo line addressed to Pantry Manager, Catholic Charities Alexandria Food Pantry, 4725A Eisenhower Ave., Alexandria, VA 22304.

Volunteer – Volunteers are needed to sort food, stock shelves, escort in-person shoppers, and pick up food around the surrounding area.  Click HERE to sign up for any of our volunteering opportunities or email with questions.