Who we are
Anna Sudha Community Kitchen was established in early 2021 during the COVID-19 pandemic. 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.
We decided to give back to our community to close the gaps in food insecurity. We envisioned a community where good-quality, nutritious, home-cooked food was accessible to all and started cooking out of a home kitchen. Having access to affordable, freshly cooked food is a basic human right that many people do not have. This is why we do what we do.
Unlike most non-profit meal services that rely heavily on grants and external funds to operate, we raise funds by offering daily meals and catering and cooking events. This alongwith donations and community support keep our day-to-day operations going plus allow us to provide fresh, nutritious meals to shelters and home-bound seniors, which is the core of our mission—spreading love through food.
As a community-based nonprofit collective of volunteers, we are always happy to have people join us who are willing to impact lives by assisting us in making meals accessible to all.