Food And Toiletry Drives

Drive-thru Food & Toiletry Collection for Arlington Shelters

Please join us second Saturdays from 9:00 AM to Noon at Clarendon Presbyterian Church for the  monthly drive-thru food and toiletry collection to support Arlington shelters and our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness.  Donations as well as volunteers to help staff the event are welcome!


1305 North Jackson Street, Arlington, VA 22201 (go to the North Jackson side by the Plot Against Hunger garden)


No physical interaction. Masks required. Drop-off at curbside location outside church. 


Priority food items this month include: Vegetable oil, corn meal, boxed cereal, bottled water, packaged healthy kid snacks (no prepared or open food please), microwaveable cup of soup/noodles (hot and spicy), fruit juice, individual packaged chips/snacks, jelly (strawberry and grape), hot sauce, seasonings (salt, pepper, seasoned salt, Lawry's, Ms.Dash), Ziploc bags, Tupperware, and aluminum foil.


Priority toiletry and clothing items this month include:  Foot powder, full size lotion, travel size mouthwash, men's/women's T-Shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts, light weight jackets, size 32-34 men's jeans (clothing items may be new or used), and medium or large size men's boxers (new only).  


Priority items for residents transitioning to independent living include:  soap dishes, cleaning fluids, laundry detergent, queen-size sheets and blankets.  


If you have questions about upcoming events or donations or if you’d like to volunteer to help staff upcoming events, please contact the church at clarendonmission@gmail.com. Please check the church website for any inclement weather announcements.


The Food Drive supports families at Bridges to Independence in Clarendon


The Toiletry Drive supports individuals at Residential Program Center on Columbia Pike


A huge thank you to the community for your generous support last Saturday at the monthly Drive-thru Food & Toiletry Collection at Clarendon Presbyterian Church. Since June 2020, we’ve raised more than $56,000 in groceries for two shelters in Arlington – Bridges to Independence in Clarendon, and Residential Program Center (RPC) on Columbia Pike. For the March 2021 drive, we came to new event record – 241 bags of groceries for Arlington shelters and our neighbors who are experiencing homelessness. 


Check the calendar for upcoming events. We also support both shelters through a variety of other activities during the year. Contact us to volunteer.