Who We Are
What We Do
Hunger Free Alexandria (HFA) is a community-based coalition of food providers, faith-based communities, schools, social service organizations, and advocates for ending hunger.
HFA began as a result of the identified need for such an organization in the Partnership for a Healthier Alexandria 2014 analysis and report on hunger, "Toward an End to Hunger in Alexandria." This study examined the emergency food system, access to and utilization of government food assistance programs, and the role of the private sector in food access within Alexandria. It was found that as many as 1 in 5 Alexandrians, disproportionately children, face food hardship in our city - Hunger Free Alexandria was created in order to address these issues and in doing so build a stronger community.
Hunger Free Alexandria's mission is to coordinate community efforts to raise awareness of food insecurity and to increase reliable access to nutritious, culturally appropriate food in the City of Alexandria.
How We Do It
Bring food providers together regularly to discuss needs, gaps, and redundancies
Serve as a hub for collection and dissemination of resources
Compile, update, and distribute City of Alexandria Food Assistance Resource Schedule
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Plan and promote activities for World Hunger Day, an annual event in October
Curate community conversations around hunger
Advocate for local initiatives and policies addressing hunger
iNCREASE ACCESS TO
NUTRITIOUS, CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE FOOD
Establishment of Alexandria Food Warehouse
Facilitate the creation of new food assistance services
Raise and distribute money through the hunger free fund