By Cody Mello-Klein | [email protected]
The local nonprofit ALIVE! is set to open two new food distribution centers this spring for residents in the West End and the north side of Alexandria, according to reporting from ALXnow.
The exact locations of the new distribution centers have not yet been confirmed, but Jennifer Ayers, executive director of ALIVE!, told ALXnow that opening these kinds of “one-stop-hop” centers has been “something that the organization’s wanted to do for a while.”
Since the start of the pandemic, ALIVE! has provided millions of pounds of food to residents, and the organization is currently giving aw ay about 150,000 pounds of food per month, up from 30,000 pounds per month prior to the pandemic.
According to the organization’s website, the next set of distributions will be held on Saturday from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Cora Kelly Elementary School, 3600 Commonwealth Ave., Northern Virginia Community College, 500 Dawes Ave., and the William Ramsay Recreation Center, 5650 Sanger Ave.