Food Pantry Information

Food Distribution Ministry Information

When can I pick up food? 

Touchless, drive-by pickup is offered from 4:00PM to 6:00PM every Tuesday afternoon at Community of Faith UMC (13224 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon). We share the same driveway as Kindercare. 

Who can pick up food? 

Anyone in need of food can pick up at our touchless, drive-by pickup each Tuesday from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at Community of Faith UMC (13224 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon). * 

How can I volunteer my time?

Each Monday and Tuesday morning from 10:00AM to 1:00PM volunteers are desired to help prepare food for Tuesday afternoon distribution. On Tuesday afternoons from 4:00PM until 6:00PM, volunteers help distribute groceries. Help is also needed with store pickups. For more information, contact Hannah Godfrey at

What kinds of food donations are most needed?

Dry Beans, White Rice, Canned Meats, Pasta Sauce, Cereal, Canned Fruit, Ramen, Tomato (Stewed and Diced), Dry pasta. *Please, no glass jars

Monetary contributions are most welcome and allow us to purchase fresh fruits, vegetables, and eggs each week so all our families have access to healthy, quality options. 


Select Food Ministry in the Dropdown Menu 


What does the Food Pantry look like? 

  • For a detailed video about The Food Pantry, just click here.
  • For a more detailed brochure about The Food Pantry, just click here.
  • Video done by Chantilly High School Technology Student Association: click here. 

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*In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, theUSDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g.Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits.  Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all ofthe information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)     mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)      fax: (202) 690-7442; or
(3)      email:
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

Serving from the heart

We believe Christ calls us to serve others with compassion and justice, so at COF you'll find a variety of ways in which we reach out to others.  COF packs food for Rise Against Hunger, provides weekly groceries to persons in need, and offers multiple scouting opportunities among other avenues of service. You are invited to serve God with your hands in any of these areas. 

The Food Pantry provides groceries to hungry persons in Western Fairfax every Tuesday beginning at 4:00 PM.   With food gleaned from over 20 supermarkets, restaurants, and donations from a wide variety of sources, we serve over 200 families each week. The Virginia United Methodist Advocate ran a feature story on The Food Pantry in the January 2015 edition. For a copy, click here

Scouting at COF

COF sponsors scouting for all ages, including Cub Scouts for early elementary youth to Boy Scouts and several coed Venture Scouting groups.  Throughout the week, a host of Girl Scout troops find a place to gather and learn at COF.  Scouting for Food is an annual event bringing together hundreds of young scouts and their families with Volunteers of The Food Pantry to provide nonperishable food items to feed thousands of people. 

For more information about Scouting Ministry at COF, email Rory Maynard at or visit Troop 158's website at: