Seasonal Announcements


Summer Meals for Kids
Back-to-School Physicals and Immunizations - EXTENDED HOURS
Fan Care Program
Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2015
2015 Summer Reading Program

Summer Meals for Kids

Free Summer Meals Program for Kids

Because Hunger Doesn't Take a Summer Vacation

In Fairfax County almost 52,000 children are eligible to receive free and reduced-price meals during the school year. For many of these kids, when the school year ends, so does the opportunity for consistent, nutritious meals. Fortunately, there is a program that provides nutritious meals to children during the summer.

The Summer Meals for Kids Program provides free, healthy food to kids ages 5 to 18. Breakfast is served between 8:30 and 9:30 a.m. at some sites. Lunch is served between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. at all sites.

Site and eligibility information for the 2015 Summer Meals for Kids Program:

     Open Sites - Open to all children free of charge

     Closed Sites - Recipients must meet eligibility requirements* 

For more information, please contact Brent Quarles at 703-324-5330, TTY 711, or by e-mail at

*To be eligible to receive free meals at a residential or non-residential camp, children must meet the income guidelines for reduced price meals in the National School Lunch Program. Children who are part of households that receive SNAP, or benefits under the Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDP1R), or Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) are automatically eligible to receive free meals.

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Back-to-School Physicals and Immunizations - EXTENDED HOURS


For Physical Exams:


Manassas Park Community Center

Tuesdays - 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

99 Adams Street

Manassas Park, VA



Springfield Family Resource Center

Wednesdays - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

7224 Commerce Street, Apt T4

Springfield, VA 22150



Culmore Family Resource Center

Thursdays - 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

3304 B Culmore Court

Falls Church, VA 22041

(703) 379-5217


Other Fairfax County health care resources:


Fairfax County Health Department Community Health Care Network (CHCN)


CHCN - Bailey's                                          CHCN - South County                                CHCN - North County (Lake Anne)

6196 Arlington Blvd.                                  8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 301           11484 Washington Plaza West, Suite 300                

Falls Church, VA 22044                              Alexandria, VA 22309                                 Reston, VA 20190

703-237-3446                                            703-704-5333                                              703-689-2180



Fairfax County Health Department Dental Clinics


Joseph Willard Health Center

3750 Old Lee Highway

Fairfax, VA, 22030



Herndon/Reston Office

1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 100

Reston, VA 22090



Mount Vernon Office

8350 Richmond highway, Suite 233

Alexandria, VA 22309


Fairfax County Immunizations


Arlington County Dental Clinic

Mondays, noon-8 p.m.

Tuesdays-Fridays, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

2100 Washington Blvd. (Sequoia Plaza)

2nd Floor Reception Desk



Immunization Clinics every week

Tuesdays, 3-6:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Fridays, 7:30-11 a.m.

2100 Washington Blvd., 2nd floor (Sequoia Plaza)

No appointment is necessary.


City of Alexandria Child Health Clinic

4480 King Street, 2nd Floor


The Child Health Clinic provides preventative health services for infants and children through age 5, and physicals for daycare and school entrance through age 11.

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: Newborns/Sick Infants and Children are seen if they arrive between the hours of 8-9 a.m.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: Well baby exams are in the afternoons (by appointment only) 12:45-4:30 p.m.

The first and third Monday of each month, the Child Health Clinic starts at 1 p.m.

Immunization Clinic - 703-746-4980





Documentation of immunization is required for children entering kindergarten, sixth grade, and new students transferring into Fairfax County Public Schools (private schools also need documentation). Go to your healthcare provider or one of our Health Department’s five clinics:

These clinics will also offer four days of extended hours for back-to-school immunizations in August and September:

  • Friday, Aug. 28: 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 31: 8 a.m – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 1: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 8: 8 a.m – 6 p.m.


For a complete list of required school immunizations, visit the Fairfax County Public school website at:  


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Fan Care Program

The Fan Care Program

The Fan Care program is another way to help older Fairfax area residents stay safe in the summer heat. This electric fan distribution program,
sponsored by Dominion Virginia Power in partnership with the Virginia Department for the Aging, annually provides a limited number of free fans or
window air conditioners to eligible senior adults in the Fairfax area.

To qualify for Fan Care, a person must be at least 60 years old, need a fan to prevent heat-related health problems and meet income eligibility
requirements. Not everyone in the home needs to be an older adult to qualify for a fan, but all incomes must be counted. There is a limit of
one fan per household.

The Fan Care program begins on June 1 and runs through the end of September. To request an application, call the Fairfax County’s
Department of Family Services – Fairfax Area Agency on Aging at 703-324-7694, TTY 703-449-1186.


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Fairfax County Farmers Markets 2015

From May to November, Fairfax County's 11 farmers markets come to life with a feast for the senses. Freshly picked fruits and vegetables, cut flowers, freshly baked bread and pastries are available, along with cheeses, fresh eggs, meats and other foods. Some vendors also carry gardening plants of all sizes.

All products sold are produced by vendors within 125 miles of Fairfax County so you can be assured that the produce you purchase at Park Authority Farmers Markets is fresh, locally-grown and consistently good. Stop by and shop at your local Farmers Market today!

Four Farmer’s Market locations accept SNAP/EBT cards for payment of goods: McCutcheon/Mount Vernon, Lorton, Herndon and Reston. See below for a full list of markets and directions to each.


More information: or call 703-642-0128, TTY 703-803-3354.





McCutcheon/Mount Vernon: May 6 – Dec 16:  8 a.m.–Noon

Sherwood Library, 2501 Sherwood Hall Lane

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *



Oak Marr: May 6 – November 18: 8 a.m. - Noon

Oak Marr Recreation Center, 3200 Jermantown Road



Wakefield: May 6 - October 28, 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road



McLean: May 1 - November 20, 8 a.m. - Noon

Market closed on May 16 for McLean Day preparations

Lewinsville Park, 1659 Chain Bridge Road



Kingstowne: May 1 - October 30, 4 p.m. -7 p.m.

In Giant parking lot, 5935 Kingstowne Towne Center





Annandale: May 7 - November 12,  8 a.m. - Noon

Mason District Park, 6621 Columbia Pike



Herndon: May 7 - November 12, 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Old Town Herndon, 700 Block of Lynn St., By the Red Caboose

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *



Government Center: May 7 – Oct 29, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Fairfax County Government Center, 12000 Government Center Pkwy



Burke: May 2 - November 21, 8 a.m. - Noon

VRE parking Lot, 5671 Roberts Parkway



Reston: May 2 - November 14, 8 a.m. - Noon

Market closed for Multicultural Festival

Lake Anne Village Center, 11401 North Shore Drive

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *




Lorton: May 3 - November 8, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.

VRE parking lot, 8990 Lorton Station Blvd.

* SNAP accepted, bonus dollar program! *


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2015 Summer Reading Program

2015 Summer Reading Program – June 18 – August 31

The Summer Reading Program encourages children and teens to read for pleasure during summer vacation.

Suggested books. (Using our reading lists is not required.)

Sign up and record your books online or get a reading log at your library.

Special prize drawings for kids who finish their books!

Rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders – Win cash prizes for your creativity in
essay and poetry contest!

Complete your reading and come in to your library branch by August 31 to receive a coupon book full of free and discounted prizes.
(One coupon book per reader; lost coupon books will not be replaced.)

Sponsored by the Fairfax Public Library in cooperation with Fairfax County Public Schools.

If you have special circumstances, please contact us.

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CommonHelp Online Application

CommonHelp is the Commonwealth of Virginia's fast and easy way to apply online for many Virginia social services assistance programs such as Medicaid, SNAP, TANF, Energy Assistance and Child Care. Through a single online site, you can find out what assistance you might be eligible for and submit one application saving you time and effort.

The website is a quick and easy way for people who live in Fairfax County to find out if they might be able to get: 


If you already know you are eligible for services, a Virginia Commonhelp account will allow you to quickly and easily:

  • Check and renew benefits

  • Link your account to a specific case

  • Report changes to your account

  • Update your account information

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