Most of the food pantries in the greater Prince William County are run by churches or other charity organizations. The locations will generally try to assist anyone from the community, but there will be restrictions. As an example, most of the assistance is first come and served. Also, some of the food banks will require a formal application from the client.
The goal of the pantries in both Manassas as well as Prince William County is to address the immediate needs of the struggling family. This is where an emergency box of groceries or a free meal may come into play. But the locations will also try to offer long term support to stabilize the family. This is most often met by state of Virginia or federal government programs, and those may be USDA food stamps or surplus commodities.
Those are just some of the services that may be available. For more information, including referrals to clothing closets or local thrift stores, the leading food pantries are below.
Tabernacle Baptist Church
8275 Barrett Drive
Manassas, Virginia 20109
Phone - (703)368-8610
The food d pantry is open during the following times: Sunday at 10AM and 6PM and Wednesday at 7PM.
Northern Virginia Family Service of Prince William
Address is 10056 Dean Drive
Manassas, VA 20110
A food bank is available. However most of the support will be around self-sufficiency and benefits. There are applications to WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, food stamps, and USDA commodities. Financial aid is also arranged around housing, energy costs, and job placement too.
Manassas Baptist Church
Address: 8730 Sudley Road, Room 46
Manassas, Virginia 20110
For information on the pantry, dial (703)361-2146
Emergency food is passed out on a first come and served basis.
First AME Church of Manassas
10313 South Grant Avenue
Manassas, VA 20110
The pantry is only open two days per month. Non-perishable food, groceries, rice, and more is available.
Holy Family Catholic Church
Main location is 14160 Ferndale Road
Dale City, VA 22193
Volunteers collect surplus food and meals. They also hold food drives. Free food is available for the Prince William County zip codes of 22192, 22193, 22025, 22191, and 22172 only.
Salvation Army - Prince William
1483 Old Bridge Road, Suite 102
Woodbridge, VA 22192
The non-profit feeds the hungry. Case managers offer food from a pantry as well as free Thanksgiving and Christmas meals. There are also gifts from Angel tree as well as funds for rent or medications. The non-profit can also offer applications to SNAP food stamps and more long term services.
Capital Area Food Bank
The pantry address is 6833 Hill Park Dr
For referrals, dial (703) 541-3063
American Red Cross National Capital Region
8550 Arlington Boulevard
Fairfax, VA 22031
They only assist in a disaster.
Food for Others
They also support Prince William. All applicants need a referral from public or private social service agencies. Groceries and aid is passed out as part of the USDA commodities Emergency Food Assistance Program.
Church on the Rock Ministries
Location is 17742 Main Street
Dumfries, VA 22026
Assists both Prince William County and the surrounding areas. The working poor are clients, and senior citizens may also have a home delivered meal.
Action in Community Through Service - ACTS
3900 ACTS Lane
Dumfries, VA 22026
2606 Heth Court
Dumfries, Virginia 22026
Main phone (703)221-6344
The agency also has a clothing closet on site. Food, holiday meals, school items and more are for low income families.
Cornerstone Refuge Church of Christ
8809 Commerce Ct
Telephone: (703) 335-6672
For more information, call 804.521.2500. Families can learn about the Summer Food Service for children. There are also Meals on Wheels services, Senior Brown Bags, as well as Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP). There are also other pantries in the county.
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