The Washington Post Helping Hand covid-19 relief campaign

In response to the covid-19 crisis, The Washington Post is directing its charitable giving initiative, Helping Hand, toward a special nationwide campaign that will bring awareness and support to national organizations providing relief for at-risk groups in need of food and that help feed medical professionals. Partner organizations include Feeding America, No Kid Hungry, Meals on Wheels and World Central Kitchen.
  • Jun 22, 2017
The Washington Post Helping Hand covid-19 relief campaign partners

Feeding America

Feeding America is the nationwide network of food banks serving all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico and providing emergency food to millions of people facing hunger each year.

Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America supports the 5,000 local senior nutrition programs that serve an incredibly vulnerable population and are often the primary lifeline delivering so much more than just a meal, especially in uncertain times.

No Kid Hungry

No Kid Hungry is a national campaign ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need.

World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen is a nonprofit organization founded in 2010 by Chef José Andrés that works to use the power of food to heal and strengthen communities in times of crisis and beyond.

The Washington Post Helping Hand

The Washington Post Helping Hand seeks to facilitate significant financial donations directly to human service nonprofit organizations in the Washington, D.C. metro area through high-impact, in-depth narratives about those in need and the programs that assist them.
  • Jun 22, 2017

How to apply to The Washington Post Helping Hand

In response to the ongoing covid-19 crisis, The Washington Post is extending its nationwide covid-19 relief campaign with its current beneficiaries Feeding America, No Kid Hungry, Meals on Wheels America and World Central Kitchen through the end of the year. The campaign will continue serving at-risk groups and medical professionals who have been impacted by covid-19. The Helping Hand application period will reopen Summer 2021. Please check back for updates.
  • Jun 22, 2017

The Washington Post Helping Hand raises record $816k for beneficiaries Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat

The charitable giving initiative has raised a total of $1.4 million for Washington, D.C.-area nonprofits focused on alleviating hunger, homelessness and poverty since its inception in 2014.
  • Jan 15, 2020

The Washington Post Helping Hand raises record $1.1 million to support local nonprofits

The Washington Post Helping Hand announced it has successfully raised over $250,000 in the 2018-2019 season bringing the total funds raised to $1.14 million since the charitable giving initiative began in 2014.
  • Jan 15, 2019

The Washington Post Helping Hand names its 2017-2019 beneficiaries

Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat will be featured in “John Kelly’s Washington” each winter.
  • Sep 25, 2017

The coronavirus pandemic has food aid groups mobilizing to lend a Helping Hand

A taste of Feeding America, Meals on Wheels America, No Kid Hungry and World Central Kitchen.

You did it! Readers donate a record amount to Post Helping Hand charities.

Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat received nearly $300,000.

For this Bright Beginnings father and son, school, work and life intertwine

A single father works hard to make a good impression on his child.

A woman named Jewel shines again: ‘N Street Village really helped save my life’

The D.C. nonprofit helps women overcome addiction and homelessness.

At So Others Might Eat, employment training helps people build productive lives

After nine months of instruction, Kareem Thomas landed a job. “Never give up,” he said.

For this retired teacher, volunteering at Bright Beginnings is a weekly lesson

The Southeast D.C. preschool helps children grow in all sorts of ways.

In a town of anonymity, many Helping Hand clients sing of their achievements

“If I needed to put my entire story out, I would,” says one.

As the District gets more expensive, SOME works to make it affordable for families

“We love D.C. And it is hard when it feels like the only option is to move out.”

Before getting to the ‘how’ of recovery, addicts must get to the ‘why’ of addiction

“You want to get out of it, but you need somebody to go to.” She went to N Street Village.

At Bright Beginnings, crunching the numbers can help improve kids’ lives

The self-sufficiency matrix enables teachers to see what a poor family needs to work on.
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More about Helping Hand

For three years starting winter of 2014, Helping Hand and The Post’s John Kelly will bring attention to three nonprofits supporting those suffering from hunger, homelessness and poverty in the Washington, D.C. metro area.

Later this summer, The Washington Post will launch a new giving initiative called The Washington Post Helping Hand.