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Our programs are designed specifically to help clients who are in the midst of financial hardships.


Those eligible to apply for assistance are:

Residents of Centreville (20120, 20121), Clifton (20124), Chantilly (20151), Fairfax Station (22039), Fairfax (22030), Oak Hill (20171), Herndon (20170) and Fair Oaks (22033).

We will connect individuals and families who do not reside in the zip codes we serve with the appropriate organization that can provide help.


Call Our Office

Call 703-988-9656 between 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday-Friday, or from 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday to schedule an appointment (in English or Spanish).  Your certification appointment will be by phone in English, Korean, or Spanish. Please advise if you need assistance in another language. 


Before Your Scheduled Appointment, Send Your Documents

Send the following documents to

  • Photo ID for everyone 18 or older in the household

  • Current school records for everyone of school age in the household

  • Birth certificates for children in the household

  • Proof of all income for all adults in the household

    • 2-3 Paystubs​

    • Bank statement showing deposits (cross through any account numbers or sensitive information), and/or benefits letter(s)

  • Proof of residence for all adults in household:

    • Lease and current utility bill​


Attend Your Scheduled Appointment

Attend your scheduled appointment to discuss the services for which you may qualify.  Be prepared for your appointment to last up to an hour.


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Featuring a "choice model" pantry

Western Fairfax Christian Ministries offers a “choice model” pantry which empowers our clients. Our clients can come to our food pantry for a private appointment in Chantilly or Centreville and select food as they would at a grocery store by picking their own food items from the shelves, but there is no charge for the food. We do everything we can to continually stock all the items that would make a fully nutritious meal including culturally preferred items such as Maseca flour and Halal meat. Products include non-perishable items such as canned goods, as well as bread, produce, meat, and dairy products. In addition to food items we also carry baby-specific items such as diapers and baby food for those who have infants. We know that food can be one of the most expensive items on a household budget list. Our hope is that when clients select food in our pantry every 30 days (providing food for about two weeks) they will save enough money to pay for other expenses such as utility bills while remaining food secure with free nutritious food options for their families.

Food and toiletry items are purchased with grant funds or donated by amazingly generous people in the community, grocery store partners, and in response to food drives we hold throughout the year. We are extremely grateful for the support of everyone who donates to our pantry including organizations such as the Sully District Boy Scouts, local congregations, and grocery stores, area schools, and community residents.

Special thanks to the local grocery stores that donate perishable goods and produce to our food pantry:

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Food Pantry
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Western Fairfax Christian Ministries partners with Britepaths to provide several class options each month in English and Spanish to meet our clients needs.  Classes cover basic budgeting fundamentals. Upcoming classes for WFCM clients that will be held online are listed below. To register, email

For additional classes visit  or to register for an individual class, visit, click “All Services”, click “Financial Coaching”, choose your date and time, and follow prompts to set your appointment. Or, call 703.704.6101 during the hours of 10:00 am to 4:30 pm weekdays or email

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We are grateful to partner with the following community-based non-profit organizations for various services.   From cakes to clothing to transportation, these partners provide services to those at risk of hunger and homelessness in Fairfax County.  WFCM also works with local congregations, businesses, and organizations to provide School's Out/Holiday food and a laundry ministry for our clients. In addition, we work with these partners to provide backpacks and other resources to local schools. To learn more about how to donate to these programs, email To request assistance, email



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Herndon FISH:

Provides emergency financial assistance for households in Herndon and Reston. 

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CUMC GRACE Ministries: Clothing & Household Items on the second Saturday of each month.

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Shepherd's Center:  Transportation for Clients 50+ to WFCM, or to medical, dental, or therapy services.

Greater DC Diaper Bank: Collects and distributes diapers to help qualified families.

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St. Vincent de Paul of St. Timothy's Catholic Church:

Food on the 3rd Saturday of every month.  They also offer limited financial aid.

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Women Giving Back:

Gently Used, Free Clothing for women and their small children.

To request any of these additional services, please email

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