24757 Arcola Mills Dr, Dulles, VA 20166

A Simple Gesture

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A Simple Gesture is a door to door food collection program that provides nonperishable food to the Dulles South Food Pantry. We provide a neon green bag to those who would like to participate, they fill it up per the schedule provided (five times per year) and our volunteers pick it up from their house and deliver it to the Pantry.  

Our volunteer drivers will pick up bags from donors in our service area. We will send a driver to your house if you live in the boundaries of one of these high schools: Briar Woods, Freedom, Independence, John Champe, Lightridge and Rock Ridge High Schools. If you are unsure whether you are in our service area, please email asimplegesture@dsfp.org.

How Does It Work?


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We will bring a cool green bag to your house.


The tag on the bag tells you the five dates during the year the food is picked up and also has suggestions for most needed items.


A week before pick-up we will send you a reminder to place the bag outside your door on the appointed date.


On pick-up day, place your bag outside your front door by 8:30 am.


Volunteer drivers will pick up the bag in the morning and leave another cool, green bag in its place.


Drivers deliver the bags to the Pantry that very day. Pantry volunteers empty the bags, sort the food and load up the shelves, ready to help our neighbors in need.


– April 13, 2024
– June 8, 2024
– August 17, 2024 
– October 5, 2024

*All dates are subject to change


Tuna, Chicken, Peanut Butter, Canned Fruit, Tomato Sauce, Tomato Paste, Pasta Sauce, Sardines, Hearty Soup, Mac & Cheese Cups, Oil, Jelly


Cereal, Instant Oatmeal, Cereal Bars, 1-2 lb bags of Rice, Dry Beans, Lentils, Spaghetti, Whole Grain Pasta, Raisins, Fruit Cups, Popcorn, Granola Bars