Neighbors Helping Neighbors
The Little Free Food Pantry helps fight food insecurity in our community by providing a public place for anyone to leave food donations or take food as needed.
The Little Free Food Pantry is located at Central Library, in the demonstration vegetable garden at the 10th Street parking lot entrance.
What to Donate
Please leave only unopened, unexpired, non-perishable foods in the Pantry.
- To donate food items that cannot be left at the Pantry, please contact the Arlington Food Assistance Center at www.afac.org.
- Any non-food or perishable items left in the Pantry will be discarded.
Most Needed Items:
- Canned Meat - Tuna & Chicken
- Canned Beans - Kidney, Black & Pinto
- Peanut Butter
- Pasta Sauce with Meat or Vegetables (No Glass Please)
- Salsa - Mild
- Whole Grain Cereal & Oatmeal
- Canned Vegetables
- Canned Fruit
- Shelf Stable Milk
- Pasta or Gluten Free Pasta
- Macaroni & Cheese
- Corn Bread Mix
- Instant Mashed Potatoes
- Boxed Meals
- Canned Pasta
The Little Free Food Pantry is a collaboration between Arlington Public Library and the Eagle Scouts. It was built in 2020 by Eagle Scout Charlie Gaylord from Troop 106 and is maintained by Scout troops across Arlington and the National Capital Area.
How You Can Help
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If you have non-food items to donate, please consider the following organizations:
- Doorways – (703) 504-9400 – Household, Personal Care, and Baby Items (new, unopened and full size)
- Path Forward – (703) 228-7815 – Sunscreen, foot powder, re-useable water bottles, wipes, toiletries.
- Goodwill at 10 South Glebe Road – (703) 769-3711 – Accepts most non-food household items that are not broken, damaged, or soiled.