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Healthy Families

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.

Food Assistance

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.

Clothing & Hygiene

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.

Clients who are eligible to receive food from our pantry, may also be eligible to receive hygiene products including: detergent, hand soap, bath soap, shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant and more.

If you are in need of clothing or other hygiene essentials, please contact Ryan, or Camille,

Nutrition Classes

As part of our Healthy Families Program, LCAC offers a Basic Nutrition course to teach clients how to prepare healthy meals for their families while adhering to a budget. The six-week course is offered in the fall and spring. Graduates of the Basic Nutrition class are then eligible to take additional one-time classes to enhance and strengthen their skills and interests, such as plant-based cooking, gardening & yoga courses which address health and wellness.

To learn more, contact Erin Morris at or call 703-339-5161, ext. 160.