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Welcome to Anna Sudha

501c3 registered charity

Our Mission

At Anna Sudha, we believe that ‘Food is the universal language of love’. So we use food as a way to bring people together and strengthen communities.  

Our mission is to make healthy and tasty food affordable and accessible to all. We aim to serve food cooked with care, generosity, and love to everyone in our community. Through our cuisine, we raise awareness of our founding principles of the three Cs:
Cooking, Community and Charity.

Support Us

Your donation of any amount makes an immediate impact on our programs and community. When you donate you help end food insecurity and make nutritious food accessible to the community.
Please give what feels right to you and within your means. 

The birth of Anna Sudha

Anna means 'food' and Sudha means 'nectar of love'. Anna Sudha Community Kitchen was founded by Nupur Panjabi out of her home kitchen in early 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. She realized that the pandemic had significantly changed the food landscape in Northern Virginia and saw a marked increase in food insecurities. Unemployment was high. The lines at food banks were long, and grocery shelves were bare because of interruptions in supply chains. People had stocked up on shelf-stable groceries and were not getting fresh, healthy, nutritious meals. It was her dream to make freshly prepared food accessible to anyone who simply desired it.

Since then Anna Sudha rents a commercial kitchen in Dulles Town Center and has...

Raised $52, 000 for our Community Giving initiatives

Engaged 300 volunteers to help in our kitchen

Distributed 5,500 free meals to shelters and to the food insecure

Made over $30,000 (in-kind donations) to other charities