On-campus and community resources are available to NOVA students to help fill the gaps left by federal nutrition programs. Food pantries, shelters, and counseling services are available in all Northern Virginia counties.
Student Food Program
Please note that at this time our Campus Food Pantries are not currently operating. If you still need access to food, please check out our other food resources.
NOVA offers food assistance on each of the six campuses; this exist to provide food and necessities to NOVA students, and at some campuses, faculty and staff, at no cost.
The mission of the NOVA food pantries is to help ease these difficult decisions by providing easy, on-campus access to food and other community resources.
- Alexandria Campus (AA 194)
- Annandale Campus (CF 232)
- Loudoun Campus (LC 102L)
- Manassas Campus (MH 108)
- MEC Campus (Room 1116)
- Woodbridge Campus (WS 158)
Check out local food pantries and food banks.
- Arlington Food Assistance Center
- Emergency Food Assistance
- United Community Ministries, Inc.
- Food for Others *
- Dulles South Food Pantry
- Loudoun Hunger Relief
- Sterling Park Food Pantry
- Bread of Life Food Pantry
If you need more information on food programs, check out Single Stop.
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program provides cash assistance for groceries to people with low incomes. To qualify, you must be employed and working 80 hours per month or more and meet the designated income requirements. If you meet these requirements, you can fill out the Common Help application online. Our Resource Navigators are available to help you complete this application if desired.
- Application via Virginia Common Help
|Household Size||Gross Income Maximum||Net Income Maximum|
|Each additional member||(+)$468||(+)$360|