We are a Community.
During the current COVID-19 crisis, more families than ever are having difficulty purchasing food because of challenges related to health, finances, or job insecurities. One of the worst feelings can be uncertainty: not knowing how food will get on the table for your children or elderly family members. Here2Help is a response of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase community to this need.
Here2Help is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that collects donations from the community and offers pick-up of free groceries to those in need, no questions asked.
Here2Help is a tax exempt 501(C)(3) organization.
Tax No. #85-1057404
We started as students helping other students.
Here2Help was started by a senior at B-CC High School, Lilly Behbehani. When it was announced in March that MCPS schools would shut down in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, Lilly worried about fellow students who depend on school meals. She rallied her friends, started a food drive, and posted about it on the school newspaper's website. At first there were just a few requests, but then, about mid-April, there was a swift uptick in requests from the community. Now Here2Help has a half dozen collection spots at community members' homes; a central location at Bethesda Presbyterian; scores of volunteer delivery drivers; and a growing number of weekly requests. Volunteers have made thousands of deliveries across the county since April, 2020.