Hot Meals Food Distributions

The Hot Meals program is where FACETS got its start.  Beginning in 1988, it is a no-barrier food distribution that provides a nutritious meal every night, 365 days of the year, and Sunday breakfast as well.

FACETS founder Linda Wimpey worked with a few faith-based organizations to prepare and serve meals to the homeless living along Fairfax Boulevard, three nights a week.

Today FACETS works with more than 35 faith partners and organizations to get a daily hot meals out to anyone in need of food assistance.

This program is open to ALL in need.

In addition to providing free, nutritious food, Hot Meals also is an outreach opportunity for people in need of additional services and support, and allows us to build relationships in the community to better support homeless individuals.

Before March 2020, the program served an average of 90 meals each day.  When COVID

-19 impacted our region, we had requests for up to 300 meals daily, and saw many new faces joining familiar ones at the three Hot Meals distribution sites.

As our regional response has lessened the impact of the pandemic, we are still in uncharted territory and remain firmly committed to being here for the neighbors who need us the most.

Just as when Hot Meals started, we will only ask, “How many meals do you need today?”

For more information on this program, including how you can help, please email us at

This is a true community effort, as more than 350 volunteers, including individuals, corporate partners, and faith organizations, have given 4,000 volunteer hours each year.

We would like to thank the following community organizations for their incredible support of the Hot Meals program:
Antioch Baptist Church, Fairfax Station
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Fairfax
Burke United Methodist Church, Burke
Capital Church, Vienna
Centreville United Methodist Church, Centreville
Christ Lutheran Church, Fairfax
Church of the Apostles, Fairfax
Church of the Epiphany Anglican, Herndon
The Church of the Good Shepherd, Episcopal, Burke
The Church of the Holy Comforter, Vienna
Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Vienna
Epiphany Episcopal Church, Oak Hill
Fairfax Presbyterian Church, Fairfax
Fairfax United Methodist Church, Fairfax
Floris United Methodist Church, Herndon
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, Vienna
Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Annandale
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Fairfax
Messiah United Methodist Church, Springfield
Metropolitan Community Church NOVA, Fairfax
Parkwood Baptist Church, Annandale
St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Centreville
St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Burke
St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, Reston
St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, Annandale
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church, Springfield
St. Mark Catholic Church, Vienna
St. Mary of Sorrows Catholic Church, Fairfax
St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church, Burke
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton
Vale United Methodist Church, Oakton
Donna and Mike Cash, Oakton
Kids Give Back, Mantua
The Posz Family, Fairfax
SERCO Corporation
The Talbert Group, Fairfax

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