Food Distribution Ministry Information

When can I pick up food? 

Touchless, drive-by pickup is offered from 4:30PM to 6:00PM every Tuesday afternoon at church (13224 Franklin Farm Road, Herndon). We share the same driveway as Children's World. 

What kinds of food are most needed?

Items most desired are: dry beans, white rice, canned meats, pasta sauce, cereal, crackers, healthy snacks, canned fruit, tea, coffee, ramen, tomato sauce (and stewed and diced tomatoes), dry pasta and cooking oil. Baby diapers are always most welcomed. 

How can I volunteer my time?

Current needs include picking up once a week from one of our donors (grocers or restaurants) - this usually takes 2 hours to pick up donations and return the items to church storage.  Each Monday and Tuesday morning from 10AM to 1PM volunteers are desired to help prepare food for Tuesday afternoon distribution. On Tuesday afternoons from 4:00PM until 6:00PM, volunteers are welcomed to distribute groceries. For more information, contact Hannah Godfrey at

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.

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 4:30 PM.   With food gleaned from over 20 supermarkets, restaurants, and donations from a wide variety of sources, we serve between 160-200 families each week.   In 2021, during the pandemic, there were some weeks with over 900 individuals served.  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 in providing 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: