Some mornings they line up before the door is even open. All day long, needy residents stream by the food pantry on Prosperity Avenue in Fairfax County, coming for fresh vegetables, canned goods, milk and eggs.
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Someone always shows up to a well-organized tailgate bearing the most meager of contributions: a clammy package of Oscar Mayer franks for the grill or a bag of half-crushed potato chips. Don’t be that person. Skip the last-minute trip
The Winery, a fine wine and gourmet food shop known for the personal touch of owner Jane Cahill, will be closing its doors Sept. 15 after more than a decade of serving the Alexandria community.
“Everyone has been so supportive,” said Cahill, who has owned
Saturday's thunderstorms gave way to the first Fall day of the season and the Alexandria Farmer's and Artisan's Market was in full swing today.
Farmers and artisans brough meat, produce, baked goods, cheese, pickled goods, essential body products and more.
Shelves are bare at the Rising Hope Mission Church food pantry which is in critical need of food donations.
“We’re getting by day-to-day, hour-by-hour,” said Sarah Heckman who manages the pantry.
“I’m coming in the mornings and really
It could have been just an ordinary Tuesday night — families eating quiet dinners in their homes, behind closed doors. But instead, last Tuesday, Aug. 7, residents of Centreville’s Sully Station II community joined together in four neighborhoods for outdoor block parties.
They did so in unison with people all over the U.S. as part of the annual
The name of Heather Stouffer’s company says it all – Mom Made Foods.
The local mom has built her small, Alexandria-based business into a 6-year-old venture with a national reach.
Her company, which offers nine items, is focused on creating healthy kids meals and snacks for the two to 10 year old set.
In the shady parking lot at Rising Hope Mission Church on Russell Road just off Route 1, scores gathered Friday, July 27, for free fresh vegetables provided by the Capital Area Food Bank. Unloaded by forklift, heaped-on pallets contained six tons of potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, cabbages, potatoes, eggplant and watermelons waiting to be carried home.