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Virtual Food Drive!

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Bridges To Independence

  • 5 people are interested
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Looking for an easy way to help those in need? Look no further! The families staying at Bridges to Independence's shelter are always in need of their pantry refilled, especially during this disruptive time.

Our families have been spending the majority of their days at home due to Covid-19 and this means the food is going much quicker than usual. Bridges needs your help keeping our pantry stocked full of delicious food. You are given much freedom as to how you go about collecting the food so please do whatever is most comfortable for you!

You will be securing goods for our families in need. If you are interested, we have a shopping list of suggested items the day of volunteering. These items can be obtained while you shop at home via Amazon Smile, Peapod, or any service you use to get your groceries deliver; you can also grab some of these goods while you’re out doing your own grocery shopping; or you can organize your own socially distant food drive in your neighborhood and bring the items you receive to our shelter. The list will reflect the current needs of our shelter during this disruptive time.

If you have a drop off to do, we have social distance friendly bins outside of our shelter. All you have to do is put your donations in the bins and then call the number on the bin to let our shelter staff know a drop off has been made. If you have any questions, please email Celeste at cmckenzie@bridges2.org to get more information!

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About Bridges To Independence


3103 9th Road North, Arlington, VA 22201, US

Mission Statement

Bridges to Independence leads individuals and families out of homelessness and into stable, independent futures. We offer a continuum of aid and support for all family members, helping them attain financial security and move forward into self-sufficiency. A private, nonprofit organization, Bridges has been working with and for families experiencing homelessness since 1985, when we were founded as the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless.


In a nutshell, "what we do" is build bridges to independence for homeless families and families at risk of becoming homeless. Our bridges - our services - strengthen these families and provide them with the stability, skills, knowledge, and community networks to become self-sufficient. We offer supports for every family member - adults and children alike. Our short-term goal is to help individual clients right now. Long-term, we aim to break the inter-generational cycle of poverty by preparing today’s struggling kids to be tomorrow’s successful adults. From housing to financial literacy, from tutoring to youth development, from life skills to career counseling, we tailor a continuum of services. Some activities are required, some are optional, and some are just plain fun.

Children & Youth
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.



  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Can take as little as 10 minutes or as long as a week

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