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 organization that collects donations from the community and delivers free groceries to those in need, no questions asked.
We desire to serve all of Montgomery County, and do so as we are able. But please understand that sometimes, during times of particularly high demand, we may need to prioritize deliveries to the following zip codes: 20814, 20815, 20816, 20825, 20895, 20902, 20906, and 20910. Thanks in advance for your understanding.
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.