D.C. Central Kitchen: Offering takeaway meal sites at two D.C. public schools and among organizations trying to feed students who are not getting meals because schools are closed. Central Kitchen also is ramping up meal deliveries to shelters and deploying additional “mobile feeding” locations for those in need throughout the city. D.C. Central Kitchen accepts donations online at dccentralkitchen.org.
N Street Village: Helps women overcome homelessness and addiction and offers showers, meals and places for clients to do laundry. N Street Village scaled back its hours because of coronavirus, but it is still open. N Street Village has a wish list of cleaning supplies with drop-off information on its website, nstreetvillage.org, where it also accepts monetary donations.
D.C. Safe: With people out of work and confined at home, an increase in domestic abuse is possible. This nonprofit offers 24/7 crisis intervention in the District and provides shelter space. Several options for donations are available on the agency’s website, dcsafe.org.
The Children’s Inn at NIH: Provides free housing and support for children and adults participating in clinical research studies at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md. To protect its residents, the nonprofit has suspended all volunteer activities, including meal preparation. The Children’s Inn is asking for donations to continue providing breakfast, lunch and dinner to its residents. You can make a donation to its Feeding Families Fund or provide nonperishable food supplies at: childrensinn.org.
Martha’s Table: The nonprofit has been delivering digital educational content to families along with access to diapers, formula, wipes and grocery gift cards. Martha’s Table is also partnering with local schools and the Capital Area Food Bank to provide students groceries at designated sites. Volunteers, who will be asked to follow a coronavirus health policy, can prepare food and bag groceries. Donation and volunteer information is available online: marthastable.org.
Catholic Charities DC: Provides legal aid, food and other services to those in need. Catholic Charities is seeking donations of shelf-stable foods in addition to supplies for cleaning and personal hygiene. Information for in-kind and monetary donations is available online: catholiccharitiesdc.org.
Miriam’s Kitchen: Provides access to housing, meals and social services for the homeless. Miriam’s Kitchen served more than 75,000 meals made from scratch last year and is continuing to serve people through the coronavirus pandemic. Donations can be made online: miriamskitchen.org.
We Are Family Senior Outreach Network: Connects with seniors to provide services, companionship and help with grocery deliveries. The group is working to bring necessities and food to low-income, older adults in the District who need to stay home during the crisis. Information on how to get involved is available online: wearefamilydc.org.
Manna Food Center: One of the largest food banks serving Montgomery County, Md. The organization has been working with Montgomery County Public Schools to provide meals for children 18 and younger. Manna lists several ways to help on its website: mannafood.org.
New Hope Housing: One of the largest and oldest providers of shelter beds in Northern Virginia. The organization is accepting donations of clothes, cleaning products, food and items for entertainment in addition to monetary donations. Information on how to give is available online: newhopehousing.org.