Food Pantry


Thanksgiving Share at the Food Pantry

Thanksgiving Share is Columbia’s annual collection and distribution of specific food items for Food Pantry guests.  Families will receive these items on Saturday, November 23.  Our Food Pantry serves families from 51 different countries throughout the year.  When they celebrate Thanksgiving, the items on their table may look different.  Families provided feedback that they would enjoy the items below.

  • 2 White rice (1 or 2 pound bag)
  • Canned Fruit, Light Syrup (14.5 oz.)
  • Canned Tomatoes, Low Sodium (14.5 oz.)
  • Canned Corn, Low Sodium (14.5 oz.)
  • Brownie mix (13-20 oz., boxed or equivalent)
  • 2 Chicken Broth (14–16 oz., canned or equivalent)

Drop off  items near the red food collection bins by Sunday, November 17th.

About the Food Pantry

 The Spend Yourself® Food Pantry  provides food to hungry people in our community. Our goal is to help the hungry and build relationships in a warm and welcoming environment.  

Location & Hours of Operation: Saturdays, 9:30 am-12 noon
Columbia @ Crossroads
3245 Glen Carlyn Rd
Falls Church, VA 22041

2018 Food Pantry statistics
Received 384,208 pounds of food
Received 12,174 requests for food
Served individuals from 59 countries of origin
Distributed 60,980 bags of food
Received help from approximately 1,000 volunteers who served 16,676 volunteer hours
2018 Facts and Stats

Information For Clients

We do not require referrals or check IDs. Anyone is welcome to come each Saturday, between 9:30 am and noon. Clients generally receive 3 bags of non-perishable food, plus one or two bags of bread and whatever other fresh items we have that day.

Get Involved

Please pray for our clients; for our volunteers; and for the continued success of the ministry.

Donate Food
Check out our current grocery list to see what you can donate, or if you want to hold a Food Drive.  Place your donations in the blue Shop-N-Share Bins around the church building; or contact Amy Pototsky  to make arrangements for delivery of big donations.

Donate Online
Click Here to make a financial donation.  Be sure to choose Spend Yourself® as the fund of choice and notate "food pantry".

Federal Employees
Federal employees in the National Capital Area can donate to the Food Pantry through the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC), an annual fundraising drive conducted by federal employees in their workplace each fall. To contribute directly to the pantry through the CFC, visit the campaign web site and designate charity #76306 (Spend Yourself® Food Pantry) or contact Pastor for Missions, Greg Loewer for more information.

The primary volunteer time is on Saturdays, between 8:30 am and around 12:15 pm. Email us to volunteer.


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