For Immediate, Sympathetic Help (FISH)

For Immediate, Sympathetic Help

Fairfax FISH is a volunteer, non-profit ecumenical outreach organization founded in 1967, with 16 churches located in Fairfax County in the vicinity of the City of Fairfax involved. Fairfax FISH provides funds and volunteers who work with the Office of Coordinated Services Planning, part of Fairfax County Department of Human Services, to serve the needy and elderly in and surrounding Fairfax fulfilling requests for food, clothing, transportation to medical or social service appointments, and financial assistance with rent, mortgage, utility bills, prescriptions, and gasoline.

FISH receives financial support through its member churches, individual and corporate donors, and donations through United Way, the Combined Federal Campaign, and America’s Charities.

FPC provides financial support and untold donated hours and goods.

We continue to need substitutes and volunteers to replace captains and drivers who are leaving the area or otherwise unable to serve regularly. Each volunteer serves 4 hours per month. Please contact us if you can serve in this capacity.

FPC Program Lead: Serena Mercer

FISH Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

The food pantry at FPC is stocked annually via a food drive and through ad hoc weekly donations from members, and it is supported financially via the Mission Outreach Ministry budget and designated donations.  This food pantry is one of five in operation for FISH; this pantry also provides walk-in support approved by the Pastors.

The FISH clothing closet, which is housed at FPC, provides clothing to many adults and children. Volunteers from other churches involved in FISH work in the clothing closet. Hours are every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 am to 12 noon and the first Saturday of each month from 9:30 am to 12 noon. Donations of in season clean, new, or gently used clothing are accepted during these same hours.

FPC Program Lead: Serena Mercer


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