HOW TO CONTRIBUTE SUPPLIES
We have partnered with two local organizations and set up a food and supplies drive. To donate items to these organizations, please fill out the form below. We will pick up items from your homes, and deliver to their locations. Currently, we and our volunteers pick up from DC, Chevy Chase, and Bethesda.
Whole Wheat Dry Pasta
Low Sodium Beans (canned or dried)
Canned Tuna/Turkey/Chicken (in water)
N STREET VILLAGE
Travel Sized Toothpaste
Travel Sized Toothbrush
Travel Sized Deodorant
About Food and Friends
"To improve the lives and health of people with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses that limit their ability to provide nourishment for themselves by:
preparing and delivering specialized meals and groceries that are designed to meet the medical and dietary needs of each of our clients;
providing nutritional counseling and wellness education that enhances our clients’ quality of life; and
creating a strong sense of community for both our clients and volunteers that reduces the social isolation that often comes with serious illnesses and provides meaningful opportunities for neighbors to help neighbors in need."
"Monday through Saturday, Food & Friends delivers nutritionally-tailored, delicious meals directly to our clients’ homes. Each delivery includes food for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with liquid nutritional supplements, as needed. Our community dietitians and professional chefs work closely to provide individualized services to our clients. Food & Friends offers 11 specialized meal plans to meet our clients’ nutritional needs."
"Food & Friends’ Groceries-to-Go service is available for individuals and families who live outside our freshly-prepared meals delivery area. It is also available for those clients who are able to do light meal preparation, or who have a caregiver to do so. Delivered to clients every other week, Groceries-to-Go includes fresh produce, frozen meats such as fish and poultry, frozen soups and entrees prepared in our kitchen, and pantry items. Dietitians work with each client to review nutrition and food safety as a part of the program. Clients receive a recipe booklet that includes cooking tips and recipes based on the food included in their grocery deliveries."
Information from foodandfriends.org
About N - Street Village
"N Street Village empowers homeless and low-income women in Washington, D.C. to claim their highest quality of life by offering a broad spectrum of services, housing, and advocacy in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. We help women achieve stability and make meaningful gains in their housing, income, employment, mental health, physical health, and addiction recovery."
"N Street Village serves nearly 2,000 homeless and low-income women each year."
"Our goal is to meet each individual woman exactly where she is on her unique journey to healing and recovery. We recognize that those we serve face a variety of challenges, and some individuals may face numerous obstacles simultaneously. Some of the most common challenges for the women of N Street Village include: health or mental health problems, substance abuse or addiction, a history of trauma, a lack of educational and vocational opportunities, job loss or eviction, domestic violence, a criminal background or other barriers to employment, or functional illiteracy. And sometimes the biggest challenge for a woman arriving at our front door is the loss of her own sense of dignity, self-worth, and hope."
Information from nstreetvillage.org