Who We Support

This year’s recipient of our fundraising efforts is La Cocina. La Cocina’s mission is to create opportunities for social and economic change through feeding, educating, and empowering the minds of the community. They believe that by using the power of food, they can generate opportunities for social and economic change. Unemployment, obesity, diabetes, and food waste are problems that they can start to solve in sustainable ways by designing and implementing innovative programs to help disadvantaged members of minority groups.  For more information, visit https://www.lacocinava.org/.

Since 1983, NVAL has distributed over $770,000 to our community. The beneficiaries have included the following non-profit organizations:

  • Alternative House (Second Story)
  • The Arlington Community Temporary Shelter (now Doorways for Women & Families)
  • Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)
  • Arlington Free Clinic
  • Arlington Hospital Foundation
  • Arlington Pediatric Center
  • Borromeo Housing, Inc.
  • Child Development Center of Northern Virginia
  • Computer CORE
  • Culmore Clinic
  • Family Respite Center (aka Alzheimer’s Family Day Center)
  • Friends of Guest House
  • Hospice of Northern Virginia
  • Madison Day Care Center
  • The Yellow Ribbon Fund

Total amount donated: $770,106.04