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.
Deliver bags of food to families that request it in Montgomery County. Our delivery days are Sunday and Wednesday! We have created a simple, safe system that does not involve direct contact with other parties. Without delivery drivers, our unique model would not work. SSL hours may be earned. (Please see our SSL guide for details.)
Families can have hands on experience in seeing what goes into bags and creating bags for delivery! Bag packing opportunities occur from 9:30 am - 12:30 pm on Sundays in one hour slots at Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
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 email@example.com for more information.
-Bread pick-up from Fresh Baguette in Bethesda
-Produce distribution in bags on Sunday
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.
To mail us a check, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for the address. Checks should be addressed to Here2Help.
To Venmo us, please send your donation to @here2helpmc.
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).
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:
Diapers (larger sizes, in particular)
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:
Canned Fruit or Fruit Cups
Cereal or Oatmeal
Pasta Sauce or Canned Tomatoes
Boxed Milk (when we can!)
Any personal items that have been requested that we have