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Rx for Food

What is Food Insecurity?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

The USDA defines food insecurity as a state in which “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.”

Food Security
  • High food security: no reports of food access problems or limitations.
  • Marginal food security: one or two reports of anxiety over food sufficiency or shortage of food in the house. Little or no indication of changes in diets or food intake.
Food Insecurity
  • Low food security: reports of reduced quality, variety, or desirability of diet. Little or no indication of reduced food intake.
  • Very low food security: Reports of multiple occasions of disrupted eating patterns and reduced food intake.

Rx for Food is a health care provider solution to address “food insecurity” experienced by their patient and their families.  

Our providers may be able to provide you with a prescription for food.  If you qualify, they will give you an Rx For Food  to take to one of our partners food pantries.

Rx for Food Partner Food Pantries

Food for Others

2938 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
(703) 207-9173

*Available to residents of Northern Virginia, including the homebound elderly

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries

4511 Daly Drive, Suite "J"
Chantilly, VA 20151
(703) 988-9656

*Available for Fairfax County Residents only

Dulles South Food Pantry

24757 Evergreen Mills Road
Dulles, VA  20166
(703) 507-2795

*Available for Loudoun County Residents who live within the boundaries of John Champe HS,
Freedom HS, Independence HS, Rock Ridge HS and Briar Woods HS.

Loudoun Hunger Relief

750 Miller Drive, #A-1
Leesburg, VA  20175
(703) 777-5911

*Available for Loudoun County Residents only

Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC)

9518 Richmond Highway (behind the Lorton Library)
Lorton, VA 22079
(703)  339-5161, est. 160

*Available to residents of Lorton and Ft. Belvoir to include zip codes: 22060, 22199, 22079, & 22122
and to ANYONE with an Rx for Food Prescription, regardless of zip code


Take the SURVEY, to see if you qualify!