We are a small food pantry located in the Lomax AME Zion Church in Arlington, Virginia. We serve everyone in need of food. We presently serve non perishable items, (canned vegetables, beans, tuna, spam, canned soup, etc.) also rice, dried beans, pancake mix, syrup, cereal, oatmeal, grits, vegetable oil, condiments and occasionally get fresh produce, bread and meats, pasta, tomato sauce. We also provide feminine hygiene products, baby diapers and baby items, (socks, etc.) when we can get them; soap, deodorant, toothpaste, detergent, dish detergent, paper towels, bathroom tissue, and water.
We also accept financial donations too.
We would love to be able to provide more fresh vegetables to our recipients, eggs and milk.
Please call before you come because the doors are locked. We have parking at the church. Please enter the tall black steps on the side of the church.
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