The Coronavirus and COVID-19 are presenting significant challenges to the Mother of Light Center operations.  We are following CDC guidelines and have undertaken steps to minimize risk for the families and persons we serve and our volunteers, while continuing our mission to provide aid to the poor and needy in our area.  The hunger and need don't stop and our work will continue as long as we are able to support operations. 


As of now, we will maintain food deliveries to those in need.  We will work carefully with limited morning and afternoon teams of volunteers, and we have a specific plan to get food to those in need, while limiting exposure to our volunteers and our families we serve.


We are canceling all clothing activities, and we are not able to take any clothes donations at this time.


Group activities are suspended until further notice.


We need your help during this stressful and uncertain time.  Most importantly,  please pray for us and those we serve.  We recognize that is the single biggest need we have. Secondly, please continue your support of our work.  Situations like this cause so much stress, and knowing we can meet our financial obligations will allow us to focus on the mission.  


Finally, we will keep you informed about any changes or needs that we have.  Regular updates will be on our Facebook page and our website.  Significant or urgent notices will be sent by email.


God bless you,

Beth Currier

MOLC Chair

Current COVID-19 Needs

Donations can be dropped off at MOLC between 10am-2pm Monday-Saturday or shipped directly to

MOLC at 421 Clifford, Alexandria, VA 22305


  • Bag of rice, any size (bigger ones will be split into a 1 lbs. bag)

  • Cans of beans (prefer black)

  • Spaghetti/pasta

  • Jar of Pasta sauce approx. 24 oz. (any flavor is great)

  • Cereals (eg. Any kind Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, Cheerios)

  • Cans of Tuna or Packs of Tuna in Water or Oil

  • Bags of Tortimasa (no cornmeal)

  • Snacks -for example, granola bars, fruit cup, juices 

Personal care items:

  • Toothpaste family size

  • Soap bars 

  • Toilet paper

  • Paper towels

  • Tylenol Children's and Adult

Non food 

  • Diapers size 3,4,5,6

  • Cleaning supplies