Food and other resources during COVID-19 for Region 1 Schools

May 21, 2020


Important Services in Region 1


Within the current context, changes have been made to how all services are currently being offered.

  • Click here to learn more about our Food, Financial or Urgent Assistance.
  • Click here for a map to find food programs and requirements to be served (ex: if you need and ID, or if you need to schedule an appointment, etc.).
  • Questions about our Financial Assistance services? Contact Minnie Orozco, Program Manager, Urgent Needs and Life Skills, 571-323-1410.

Embry Rucker Homeless Shelter 24/ 7

11975 Bowman Dr, Community Shelter, Reston, VA 20190

Phone 703-435-1975

Fairfax County Department of Family Services



Coordinated Services Planning (CSP)


Assistance with food, rent, etc.



Community Services Board (Mental Health)

Chantilly Center location 11 am- 5 pm


Emergency Mental Health Support line



Northwest Center Reston

1850 Cameron Glen Drive

Reston, VA 20190 703-481-4100


Health Works of Northern Virginia

1141 Elden Street, Third Floor

Herndon, VA 20170


Food Resources/Weekly Schedule


Herndon/Reston Specific



Southgate Recreation Center/ Reston

Meals for youth- Cenas para jovenes

12125 Pinecrest Road , Reston 20191


Wednesday & Thursdays

YMCA Reston- Produce Distribution (Keany Food products)( Close to Target)

 Wed./Miercoles  4:00 -6:00 pm  and Thursday/Jueves  9am -12 pm


Thursday / Jueves

FOOD FOR NEIGHBORS -(Herndon Middle School building)

10:30 am - 12:15 pm

ONLY for Herndon Middle and Herndon HS students.

Herndon Middle School 901 Locust Street, Herndon, VA 20170 (Door 6)


Every Friday               

Mobile Hope Bus

Kohl’s on Elden Street parking lot 

11:00 am -11:30 am (food,hygiene products, diapers, clothes)Mobile Hope County-Wide Schedule 4/24/2020 Spanish/English flier




May 9 and May 23 /  1 box per family

11 am -12 pm

Lake Anne Elementary School (parking lot) 

11510 N Shore Drive Reston

MBC Food distribution sites


Saturday May 23

Herndon Bible Church/MBC Farmers Market

Time: 11 am- 12 pm

Location: TBD

All participants must wear a mask and be free of COVID-19 symptoms. Drive- thru/walk-up service. Please share.


Every Saturday

Women giving back

Free Food 9 am - 11 am  -Drivethru

20 Export Drive, Sterling VA



WEEKDAYS- Monday-Friday 9am - 12 pm

FCPS Grab and Go FCPS FREE schools breakfast and lunch from 10 am - 1 pm

$2.00 per meal for adults

Dogwood 10 -1pm ( USDA fresh fruit and vegetables at this site)

Hutchison ES 10-1pm  (USDA fresh fruit and vegetables at this site)

Coates ES 10- 1pm


  • Bus route 8 Herndon/Coates School Pyramid

  • Bus route 4 Oakton/Madison School Pyramid

  • Bus route 12 South Lakes School Pyramid


Food Resources for Families Coronavirus Update - Food Resources for Families

Bus Route Meal Service Coronavirus Update - Bus Route Meal Service


Herndon-Reston FISH Emergency Assistance:

FISH provides Friendly Instant Sympathetic Help for rent payments, utility bills, and prescription medicine. FISH does not provide food. If you need immediate assistance and live in Herndon or Reston (zip codes 20170, 20171, 20190, 20191, or 20194), please call Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning at 703.222.0880 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. A social worker will collect your information and then ask FISH to assist. FISH cannot help without a referral, so to avoid delays, please call the number above rather than calling or emailing FISH directly.

​If living outside of Herndon or Reston, call 211 for advice on health and human services throughout Virginia.


To learn more about FISH emergency services, please visit



Vienna/Oakton/Fairfax Specific


Committee for Helping Others in Vienna (CHO)

CHO has special hours right now and they need to make an appointment:

If you want to pick up food, you must make an appointment; call 703-281-7614 and leave a message in box #1 or send an email to Please include your home address in any communication; unfortunately, we can only serve clients within our service area of Vienna, Oakton, Dunn Loring, and Merrifield, VA


Diner 29 Fairfax open to all

Offering free food during their Community First Initiative​



Ongoing- Food Resources

LINK- Against Hunger serving Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn ( max 30 deliveries per day):  703-437-1776

Belong! A nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of low income families in Northern Virginia.

Address -133 Park Street NE, Vienna, VA 22180 / Office Telephone Number 571-407-5061 / Website



CALL Fairfax County at (703) 222-0880 request is made via Coordinated Services Planning  (CSP) Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Social workers will collect your information and then ask FISH to assist. So to avoid delays, please call the number.

(703) 978-0280 direct line to FaIrfax Fish




Fairfax County Neighborhood and Community Services:

Centro Comunitario de Southgate

12125 Pinecrest Road, Reston, VA 20191

Starting Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Southgate will distribute /Empleados del Centro repartirán:

  • Grab & Go Supper Meals/Cenas (for youth/para jóvenes)


Monday - Friday ● 3pm to 4:30pm

  • Activity Bags/Actividades will be distributed on Mondays



For more information, please call / Llámenos para mas informacion, 703-860-0676.