Where to Donate Food for the Needy Around Bethesda
As we head into the stretch of the year where we begin clipping recipes for Thanksgiving and stock up on holiday décor, it’s difficult to reconcile that there are so many people who go without food and shelter. The Bethesda area offers several places where food donations for the needy are happily accepted. As you give thanks at your own table this year, add a philanthropic gesture to your holiday tradition by sharing with these local community service providers.
Nourish Now is a non-profit food bank working to end hunger by benefiting children, families, elderly, and shelters with food donations. Nourish Now recovers and donates an astonishing 50,000 pounds of food to over 700 families in the D.C. area each month. Nourish Now can arrange pickups for perishable and non-perishable food seven days a week by phone.
Bethesda Cares is a community outreach program for the homeless, offering a daily meal program, clothing closet, counseling, and other services to homeless individuals. Among many other goods and services, Bethesda Cares gratefully accepts donations of unopened perishable and non-perishable items with emphasis on easy-to-make packaged meals and bottled water. Contact Bethesda Cares for updated information on their most critical needs.
As we enjoy our meals in comfortable homes, it is important to consider the needs of people suffering from temporary or chronic homelessness and other high-risk situations. Neighborhood service organizations, such as Nourish Now and Bethesda Cares, provide the community with an easy way to make sure everyone is fed and nourished.