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 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 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 is a national campaign ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need.
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.
2017-2019 Washington Post Helping Hand Beneficiaries
Family development center for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers and their families.
Empowers homeless and low-income women in D.C. through services, housing and advocacy.
Alleviates homelessness and poverty for D.C. residents and families through housing, training and more.
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
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 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 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
Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat will be featured in “John Kelly’s Washington” each winter.
  • Sep 25, 2017
A taste of Feeding America, Meals on Wheels America, No Kid Hungry and World Central Kitchen.
Bright Beginnings, N Street Village and So Others Might Eat received nearly $300,000.
A single father works hard to make a good impression on his child.
The D.C. nonprofit helps women overcome addiction and homelessness.
After nine months of instruction, Kareem Thomas landed a job. “Never give up,” he said.
The Southeast D.C. preschool helps children grow in all sorts of ways.
“If I needed to put my entire story out, I would,” says one.
“We love D.C. And it is hard when it feels like the only option is to move out.”
“You want to get out of it, but you need somebody to go to.” She went to N Street Village.
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.