Stuff the Bus 2017

We need your help.

As the holiday decorations come down and the cold winter months settle in, many people continue to go hungry in our community. For many local, nonprofit food pantries, this is the time of year where donations drop to one of the lowest points. To help address this need, Fairfax County is promoting its annual "Stuff the Bus: Helping Fairfax Families" program at 14 locations from Jan. 14 to Feb. 20, 2017. This collaborative program, now in its seventh year, is a partnership among Fairfax County Government, local grocery stores and nonprofits to restock the shelves.

Each week a Fastran bus staffed by MV Transportation personnel will park at a different location and collect food donations. The campaign kicks off Jan. 14, 2017, the weekend leading up to the Martin Luther King Day of Service, and will run each weekend until George Washington’s Day, Feb. 20, 2017.

All donation hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 14

Mt. Vernon Plaza Shoppers
7660 Richmond Highway
Alexandria, VA 22306
Benefitting United Community Ministries (UCM)

McLean Giant
1454 Chain Bridge Road
Chain Bridge Corner
McLean, VA 22101
Benefitting Share, Inc

Saturday, Jan. 21

Herndon Giant               
1228 Elden St.
Elden St. Marketplace
Herndon, VA 20170
Benefitting LINK

Village Center at Dulles Shoppers
2425 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Benefitting Cornerstones

Saturday, Jan. 28

Oakton Giant
2932 Chain Bridge Road
Oakton, VA 22124        
Benefitting Committee for Helping Others (CHO)

Lorton Giant
8941 Ox Road
Shoppes at Lorton Valley
Lorton, VA  22079
Benefitting Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC)

Saturday, Feb. 4

Fair City Mall Shoppers
9622 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Benefitting Britepaths

Falls Church Giant
1230 W. Broad St.
Falls Plaza
Falls Church, VA, 22046
Benefitting Falls Church Community Service Council (FCS)

Saturday, Feb. 11

Fair City Mall Shoppers
9622 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22031
Benefitting Food for Others

Annandale Giant
7137 Columbia Pike
Annandale, VA 22003
Benefitting Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA)

Saturday, Feb. 18

Fox Mill Giant
2551 John Milton Drive
Herndon, VA 20171
Benefitting Helping Hungry Kids (HHK)

Clifton Giant
5740 Union Mill Road
Clifton, VA 20124
Benefitting Western Fairfax Christian Ministries (WFCM)

Monday, Feb. 20

Cardinal Forest Giant
8320 Old Keene Mill Rd.
Springfield VA, 22152
Benefitting Ecumenical Community Helping Others (ECHO)

Kingstowne Safeway
5980 Kingstowne Towne Ctr.
Alexandria, VA 22315
Benefitting the Koinonia Foundation

Village Center at Dulles Shoppers
2425 Centreville Road
Herndon, VA 20171
Benefitting Cornerstones
Time Change: 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Stuff the Bus logo

Photos from Stuff the Bus 2015

2017 Donation Locations Map

Donated food being carried out of a trunk

Stuff the Bus is an important component in restocking pantries after the holidays," noted Board of Supervisors Chairman Sharon Bulova. "The need for healthy food is ever growing and the interest for Fairfax County residents to help is there, so we are happily providing the bridge to bring them together." 

The Stuff the Bus program was initiated by Fairfax County and MV Transportation to combat a drop of food donations after the holidays and to address the need indicated by the 2011 report “ Putting Food on the Table.” Several recently-updated indicators also demonstrate the need for healthy food in Fairfax County:


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