What Do We Do?We are a licensed kitchen run mainly by volunteers donating 2,500+ meals monthly to shelters We have two Flagship programs:
Where Do The Proceeds Go?Under our Shelter feeding Program we have signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with Shelter House, Carpenter’s Shelter, and Apah. The residents of these organizations are the regular beneficiaries of our meals.
Open PantryWe offer an Open Pantry System stocked with essential groceries and nonperishables such as rice, sugar, oil, flour, variety of beans, cereal boxes, pasta, pasta sauce, chocolate milk, juice boxes, and soup boxes and many more items. Most families visit us twice in a month to pick up what they need.
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 for our Community Giving initiatives
Engaged 300+ volunteers to help in our kitchen
Donated 25,000+ meals to shelters and needy.