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Food Resources

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)

We are a proud member of the College and University Food Bank Alliance and partner of the Capital Area Food Bank and Loudoun Hunger Relief.

Community Resources

Check out local food pantries and food banks.

* Emergency Referral Program - Financial Stability Program refer NOVA students to Food for Others for free emergency food. Please email La’Tonia White, our Single Stop Site Coordinator, to schedule a trip to the food bank with us.

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.

SNAP Income Eligibility Limits
Household Size Gross Income Maximum Net Income Maximum
1 $1,316 $1,012
2 $1,784 $1,372
3 $2,252 $1,732
4 $2,720 $2,092
5 $3,188 $2,452
6 $3,656 $2,812
7 $4,124 $3,172
8 $4,592 $3,532
Each additional member (+)$468 (+)$360