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

If you would like to volunteer to deliver food to families in need, please know that we have created a simple, safe system that does not involve direct contact with other parties. All students volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. SSL hours may be earned.  (Please see our SSL guide for details.)

 

Sign up for current delivery slots!

To be notified about other volunteer opportunities and special updates with deliveries, fill out this form

NEW!  Our volunteer opportunities are expanding! 

 

Click here to fill out a form to express your future volunteer interests.  (https://forms.gle/tvSPf7gBgTjpkqCV8) 

 

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