ALIVE! Kicks-Off Hunger Action Day on Sept. 15

ALIVE! Kicks-Off Hunger Action Day on Sept. 15

Join City of Alexandria for West End Food Hub Event

Sept 15th 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
510-F South Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22304 

ALIVE! is partnering with the City of Alexandria and Hunger Free Alexandria to raise awareness of food insecurity with a kickoff event at the ALIVE! Food Hub on the West End, followed by a Food Hub open house on Hunger Action Day, Sept. 15.

Speaking: Jenn Ayers, ALIVE!’s Executive Director; Vice Mayor Amy Jackson, City of Alexandria; Melissa Jensen, Food Security Coordinator for the City of Alexandria, Department of Community and Human Services

Contribute shelf stable food items by taking the 10 Can Challenge and donating shelf stable food items to ALIVE! and other food assistance programs. Learn more at this donation challenge and see food assistance resources at:

About the ALIVE! Food Hubs:
As a sub-awardee of the City of Alexandria, ALIVE! received funding from the American Rescue Plan Act to open brick and mortar locations to distribute free food and to connect city of Alexandria residents in need with support services. 

Alexandria City residents are able to visit ALIVE!’s Food Hubs at times that are more convenient to their schedules, and can select the specific items they need in a market-like experience. At each Food Hub, ALIVE! staff and volunteers also work to connect clients with other public and private support services. Having service navigators on site to provide information and help clients sign up for these services may provide just the boost they need to start up the path toward self-sustainability.

Del Ray Food Hub, 2601 Mount Vernon Ave., 

Operating Hours: 

Tuesdays 11am – 6pm (Closed 2pm – 3pm)
Wednesdays 11am – 6pm (Closed 2pm – 3pm)
Thursdays 11am – 6pm (Closed 2pm – 3pm)
Saturdays 10am – 2pm

West End Food Hub, 510-F South Van Dorn Street
Operating Hours:
Tuesdays 11am – 6pm (Closed 2pm – 3pm)
Wednesdays 11am – 6pm (Closed 2pm – 3pm)
Thursdays 11am – 6pm (Closed 2pm – 3pm)
Saturdays 10am – 2pm

About the 10 Can Challenge:
This Hunger Action Day, fight hunger by taking the 10 Can Challenge!

  1. Buy 10 cans of food you love.

  2. Wear orange (the color of Hunger Awareness) and post your cans to social media on Sept, 15 with the hashtag #HungerActionDayAlex.

  3. Donate the cans at one of the participating locations: 

DCHS (4850 Mark Center Dr): Friday, 8am - 5pm

ALIVE! (801 South Payne St): Friday, 9am - 4pm & Saturday, 9am - 12pm

West End Food Pantry (5150 Fillmore Ave): Friday, 9am - 11am

Lazarus Food Pantry (118 N. Washington St): Friday

Old Town North Farmers Market (Montgomery Park, 901 North Royal St): Thursday, 3pm - 7pm & Sunday, 10am - 2pm

Sunrise of Alexandria (3520 Duke St): Friday-Saturday, 10am - 4pm

Taste of Asia (362 S Pickett St): Friday-Sunday, 11am - 8:30pm

Tequila and Taco (540 John Carlyle St): Friday-Sunday, 11am - 8:30pm

Pork Barrel (2312 Mt Vernon Ave): Friday-Sunday, 11:30am - 10:30pm

Whiskey and Oyster (301 John Carlyle St): Friday-Saturday, 11am - 10pm & Sunday 11am - 8pm


ALIVE! is the largest private safety net in the City of Alexandria dedicated to fighting poverty and hunger. Founded in 1969 as Alexandria Involved Ecumenically by 14 faith communities in response to rising levels of poverty. ALIVE! has grown to 50 interfaith member congregations. More at: