The Lorton Community Action Center (LCAC) seeks to provide low-income individuals, senior citizens, and families residing in Fort Belvoir, Lorton, Newington and other portions of southeast Fairfax County with access to basic needs and the opportunity to empower themselves through LCAC’s self-sufficiency programs.

Through the Healthy Families program, LCAC works to eliminate hunger & address nutrition-related issues that impact a household's budget, children's performance in school & the overall physical health of families.  Providing families the opportunity to secure groceries weekly through the food pantry eliminates impossible choices that food insecure households throughout the U.S. are forced to make; choosing between food & safe housing; food and health care; or food & child care.

Holiday Outreach Food Deliveries

Join the team to help deliver food for holiday meals along the Rt. 1 corridor.  We have two deliveries scheduled; one on Sunday, November 21 for the Thanksgiving holiday, and the other on December 12 for the Christmas holiday.  For more information on the Thanksgiving food delivery and to register to participate, please click here.  For more information on the Christmas food delivery and to register to participate, please click here.


Our sister church, Rising Hope Mission Church, serves the local, impoverished community through its food pantry, clothing closet, social service referrals and emergency housing. In addition to Christ Church's ongoing food collection, there are needs for food ministry drivers, pantry stockers, clothing closet organizers, kitchen helpers, hospitality aids, Spanish interpreters, administrative support, general maintenance and more.

These times during COVID have been especially difficult for those who have experienced significant challenges in life.  Rising Hope provides meals to those who would otherwise go hungry, and relies on our support to be able to do so. 

When you are at the store stocking your pantry, please take a moment to pick up something extra for those less fortunate in our community.  

Non-perishable food items needed include: (no glass containers!)

Protein – canned chicken, tuna, corned beef
Spaghetti sauce – no glass containers
Tomatoes canned, tomato sauce, tomato paste
Canned vegetables and fruit
Cereal - hot and cold
Peanut butter and jelly
Soup and broth
Mac & Cheese, canned pasta
Pasta, rice, lentils and beans
Baking goods: flour, sugar, baking mixes, etc.
Coffee, tea, hot chocolate and juice
Fresh fruit – apples, oranges
Fresh produce – potatoes, carrots, onions
Frozen – meat and venison, meat to make soup. Please contact Bev Adams at  to schedule delivery of frozen meat to the church.
We also need unopened, travel size toiletries like toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, lotion, razors, shampoo/conditioner and deodorant.

You can drop off your donations at any time in the bin outside of our front doors at the church.


The Christ Church Early Response Team (ERT), a part of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), is looking for volunteers to join our team. ERT members are trained to provide physical labor for urgent repairs and assistance, as well as emotional and spiritual support to disaster survivors as they recover and rebuild their lives.  A team of three to eight members should be prepared to respond within 72 hours from an approved request for assistance, up to four times per year.  Responses are limited to no more than a six-hour drive from Fairfax Station.

No special skills are required, just a desire to help your neighbors in their greatest time of need.  Training will be provided.  If you are interested in putting your faith into action as a team member or as a team lead, or just want to learn more, email Jim Stahlman here or call him at 571-308-2164.

To learn about UMCOR's mission please visit https://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/About-Us/About-Us.