Help Out

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased both the prevalence and severity of food insecurity in our country--including in our own Bethesda-Chevy Chase community. The closure of non-essential businesses has created a ripple effect through the economy, causing alarming  levels of financial insecurity, and with it, food insecurity, all around us. 

 

If you are able, be part of the solution by donating food, money, or time to help your neighbors.  Here2Help volunteers deliver free bags of groceries, donated by the community, to area residents who need it.

THANK YOU.

 

Volunteer

Bag Packing

Families can have hands on experience in seeing what goes into bags and creating bags for delivery! Bag packing opportunities occur from between 9-12 pm on Sundays (depending on the weekend) in one hour slots at Bethesda Presbyterian Church. We also offer produce and donated item distribution into bags as another opportunity to aid with bag packing. 

Dispatch Coordinator

Dispatch coordinators are extremely needed for Here2Help! They ensure our model of delivery to families continues. Dispatch coordinators create delivery routes using a software for volunteers that sign up. They are essential in ensuring a seamless delivery day. This is a completely remote position. Please email here2helpmc@gmail.com for more information. 

Other opportunities

-Bread pick-up from Fresh Baguette in Bethesda

If you are interested in helping out, please use this button to sign up!!

SSL Hours may be awarded. Check out our SSL guide for more information. 

 

Contribute Money

To mail us a check, email us at here2helpmc@gmail.com for the address. Checks should be addressed to Here2Help. 

To Venmo us, please send your donation to @here2helpmc.

Monetary contributions may also be made through this link, but Venmo and checks are preferred.

 

The funds will help cover supplemental groceries supplies to continue feeding families, occasional giveaways of grocery-store gift cards, and Here2Help's limited administrative costs (such as insurance).

 

Donate Items

We appreciate donations of the non-perishable foods and essential personal and household items listed below.   

 

Please email us to learn where to drop off items!

We ask for donations of: ​​

Personal/household items:

  • Diapers (larger sizes, in particular) 

    • baby wipes

  • Baby Formula

  • Toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue

  • Toothbrushes and toothpaste

  • Soap, body wash, shampoo, conditioner

  • Dish soap, laundry detergent, bleach-based cleaners, cleaning wipes

Please send us an email if you would like to drop off a donation at any of our sites! 

In our bags, we include:

  • Rice

  • Pasta

  • Beans

  • Canned Vegetables

  • Tuna

  • Canned Fruit or Fruit Cups

  • Cereal or Oatmeal

  • Nut Butter

  • Pasta Sauce or Canned Tomatoes

  • Soup

  • Granola Bars

  • Child-friendly snacks

  • Boxed Milk (when we can!)

  • Any personal items that have been requested that we have