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Assistance Programs

Founded in 1975, LCAC is an independent 501(c)3, nonprofit organization serving the residents of Fort Belvoir, Lorton, Newington and other portions of southeast Fairfax County with access to basic needs through LCAC’s assistance programs.


LCAC offers a variety of services for residents in Southeast Fairfax County. Learn more about our services including verification information here.

Food Program

LCAC collects and distributes, on average, more than 8 tons of food every month. The food program helps to feed 220+ families weekly in our pantry that operates 5 days per week. Many of these families with children would have to skip meals without the food assistance from LCAC. Food donations are always a critical need. LCAC partners with schools, community groups, faith communities and civic organizations, in addition to generous individuals in our community to collect food for hungry families in southeast Fairfax County. To learn more about the food program, contact Joshua Henry, or 703/339-5161, ext. 120.


1. Food donations

Drop off non-perishable food items any time between 9am – 4 pm Monday through Friday. Have so much that you need help, or have questions? Call Joshua Henry, 703/339-5161, ext. 120 or email him,

2. Grocery Store Gift Cards

Mail or drop off a gift card to Food Lion or Shoppers. Please be sure to note the dollar value of the card on the card itself.

3. Donate online

Use the “Donate Now” button on our homepage to make a financial contribution to help support our daily operations of the food program and other emergency assistance efforts.

4. Mail a donation

Prefer the tried and true tradition of writing a check? Excellent! Send a check made payable to “LCAC” and send to:
LCAC, P.O. Box 154,
Lorton, VA 22199-0154


  • Canned fruit
  • Rice (1 or 2 pound bags)
  • Pasta
  • Breakfast cereal
  • Pasta sauce (please NO GLASS jars)
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Soup
  • Mac/Cheese
  • Size 5 & 6 diapers
  • kids snacks

Please check to make sure that the food items are not past their expiration date.


Clients that need clothing are given vouchers to shop at Lorton’s Attic, LCAC’s thrift store, located at 9506 Richmond Highway in the Williamsburg Shopping Center. Click here to view directions to our Thrift Store. Lorton’s Attic is owned and operated by LCAC. This resale store provides quality recycled clothing, furniture and miscellaneous articles at minimal cost. For more information about Lorton’s Attic operations, click here. If you are in need of clothing, please contact Ryan, or Camille,

Financial Assistance

LCAC provides emergency assistance to families with utilities, rent, mortgage, medical services and other essential needs. LCAC’s goal is to keep families from becoming homeless. We will help families to find matching funds from other community resources and agencies in order cover one-time financial crises if LCAC is unable to help with the entire bill. Families are encouraged to help match a portion of the funds needed. LCAC works closely with Fairfax County Coordinated Services Planning (CSP) in order to maximize available resources and avoid duplication. For more information, please contact Ryan Brown at or call 703-339-5161, ext. 110.

  • Financial assistance is paid directly to vendors (utility companies, landlords, etc.) and is limited to families within our service area. LCAC serves households in 22060, 22079, 22199 and 22122. Families with significant issues may enter in our case management or our long-term financial mentoring programs.
  • All households receiving any type of assistance from LCAC is required to verify all household members (IDs), current proof of address (utility bill or other current mail), and income for all household members.

Information and Referral

LCAC’s goal is to assist every person who turns to us, whether it is with a question or a crisis. Sometimes LCAC cannot help directly (for example if a family lives in another area), but we will always offer information about where to turn for needed services. LCAC works closely with other agencies and organizations in our area that may be able to offer assistance when LCAC cannot. For more information, please contact Ryan Brown at or call 703-339-5161, ext. 110 or Camille, or 703/339-5161, ext. 171.