Clothing and Food Donations in VA - PathForward

Clothing & Food Donations

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PathForward accepts food donations that are store bought or homemade and are not expired, rotten, moldy, or significantly damaged. To donate food items, please review, adhere to, and provide a signed copy of our Food Donation Release Form before dropping off your generous donations. Please email us at for a copy of the release form. Food items that PathForward is most in need of include:

      • Homeless Bagged Meal Program
      • Proteins (meats, eggs, dairy, plant-based, etc.)
      • Healthy snack items (energy or protein bars, fruit snacks, crackers, etc.)
      • Water bottles
      • Electrolyte drinks
      • Ensure Nutrition Shakes



PathForward accepts donations at our Homeless Services Center as well as several community donation bins around Arlington (locations listed below). PathForward accepts items that are fit for adult men and women only. If you’re interested in donating items that are fit for kids, please consider reaching out to our neighbor The Clothesline Arlington. Additionally, PathForward does not have the capacity to accept donated furniture, however, we are occasionally able to accept dependent on our client needs at the time. Please make an appointment to discuss before trying to drop furniture off.

PathForward Accepts:

      • New Clothing
      • Gently-Used Clothing
      • New Batteries
      • New Small Appliances
      • New Kitchenware
      • New Toiletries
      • New Laundry and Housekeeping Supplies
      • New PPE
      • New Depends, Incontinence Pads, and Adult Diapers
      • New Blankets, Sheets, Towels, and Linens
      • Reusable Shopping Bags

PathForward Does NOT Accept:

      • Books
      • Used clothing that is moldy, ripped, stained, or excessively worn
      • Used bedding, sheets, mattresses, towels, or linens
      • Used refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, or vacuums
      • Used socks, underwear, lingerie, swimwear, or other undergarments
      • Alcohol-related items (including wine glasses)
      • Used furniture, cutlery, kitchenware
      • Drug, alcohol, gambling, or otherwise crude or inappropriate paraphernalia



After making a drop-off appointment with the Development Team, please put this address into your GPS: 2020A 14th St N, Arlington, VA  22201. This will take you to the front of our building. Turn the corner onto Troy St N and pull into our loading dock driveway, located directly in back of our building. Once there, you may either ring our ‘Homeless Services Center’ door intercom or call 703-228-7802 and a PathForward representative will be happy to receive you and provide a tax receipt for your generous donations.



*Please note that these bins are not operated by PathForward and we cannot provide you with a tax receipt for these donations. If you drop clothing off at these bins, you can access a tax receipt here.

      • Exxon, 2720 Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA
      • Spring Hill Sunoco, 8121 Old Dominion Drive, McLean, VA 
      • Papa Johns Pizza, 2440 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA
      • 6852 Old Dominion Dr., McLean, VA
      • 302 Maple Ave., Vienna, VA
      • 3811 Langston Boulevard, Arlington, VA
      • Columbia Pike & South Barton St. Bus Stop, 2400 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 
      • VA Office, 2207 Columbia Pike, Arlington, VA 
      • St. Luke’s, 7628 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA
      • VA YMCA, 3422 13th Street North, Arlington, VA 
      • St. Phillips Church, 7500 Saint Phillips Court, Falls Church, VA 
      • Falls Church Recycling Center, 217 Gordon Rd., Falls Church VA
      • 2212 Gallows Rd., Dunn Loring, VA


Please send any questions to Liz Nohra at or 703-228-7815. We truly appreciate your support and understanding.

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