Food For All DC

Food For All DC Food for All DC is a non-profit program that provides food to food-insecure residents of Washington DC. Food for All DC (FFA) is a non-profit organization providing groceries to food-insecure home-bound residents throughout the District, primarily the elderly and people with disabilities, and also to under-served single parent families.

FFA is entirely a volunteer run organization. FFA needs volunteers to pack and/or deliver food to our clients throughout DC. This is a great chance to help appreciative people, meet a bunch a great folks, and explore DC.

Operating as usual

🥑FOOD FOR ALL Holiday Fundraising Appeal🥑 Since March, Food For All has seen an astonishing 23 times increase in demand ...
11/16/2020

🥑FOOD FOR ALL Holiday Fundraising Appeal🥑

Since March, Food For All has seen an astonishing 23 times increase in demand for food. And there is no sign of that demand leveling off anytime soon. New clients are calling. New community groups are seeking partnerships.

Today FFA works with its own volunteers, and with its sixteen community partners, to provide 30,000 lbs. of nutritious food to over 3000 DC residents weekly.

Many FFA clients never imagined they would be in the position of having to ask others for food. They are the laid off restaurant workers; single parents struggling to balance work and home schooling; and our valued seniors with underlying health conditions who are fearful to leave their homes.

Food For All is here for them and countless others through your generosity and support.

We invite you to extend that support further to help people get through the winter months. By providing food, we give people nutrition, more security, and the possibility to use scarce resources to pay other important bills.

"Thanks for your acts of love and kindness"
Ms. Collier

Please donate here: https://foodforalldc.wordpress.com/donate/

08/03/2020

FOOD FOR ALL UPDATE #10

During the week, FFA was happy to collaborate with a new valuable DC organization: Allied Telecom Group (see photos). When citizens build solidarity with each other, we all rise up together. Happy to have you onboard and thank you for the donation!

FOOD FOR ALL UPDATE #7Food For All DC (FFA) keeps breaking its own records. This past week we served 696 people through ...
05/14/2020

FOOD FOR ALL UPDATE #7

Food For All DC (FFA) keeps breaking its own records. This past week we served 696 people through food deliveries, which is five times our pre-Covid volume.

All this service is achieved with the hard work of around eighty volunteers. Let’s hear from Danny (see photo), a clinical psychologist and radio show host, who shares his experience volunteering with FFA below:

🥕 At the beginning of the pandemic, I saw an elderly person eating a chicken dinner in front of the grocery store where he purchased it. I was saddened that he had to risk catching the virus to come out to get his own food. That unfortunate scene motivated me to look for a volunteer opportunity to take food to vulnerable people.

🥕 Thankfully, I found Food For All! My first day of volunteering was unsettling as Washington DC was so quiet, and I was no longer in the safety of my own home. However, I soon got used to delivering food. In fact, whenever I volunteer, it improves the quality of the day.

🥕 My son feels the same. He accompanies me each week and commented that delivering food “is one of the more rewarding experiences of the crazy pandemic.”

🥕 The food recipients are thankful and upbeat. When they come to the outside door of their buildings to pick up the food, we share a brief moment of human connection from a safe distance.

🥕 It is easy to volunteer at Food For All. The operation is orderly and efficient, so my time is well utilized. I always look forward to volunteering at Food For All

You can support our program at: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rggfu-a-cause-i-care-about-needs-help

FOOD FOR ALL UPDATE #6Food For All DC (FFA) had yet another record week, with 538 people benefiting from our food. A num...
05/14/2020

FOOD FOR ALL UPDATE #6

Food For All DC (FFA) had yet another record week, with 538 people benefiting from our food. A number of them are recently laid off restaurant workers who are struggling to pay bills and feed families. They are so appreciative of the support they receive from FFA:

🙂 Ana: "I am very grateful for FFA’s big heart that helps so many people. I have always worked and never needed to ask for help before. I am amazed by how people are helping each other. A big thanks for FFA!"

🙂 Camila: "How beautiful that FFA can help with food, and in Spanish!"

FFA was able to employ two former restaurant workers this work on a casual basis. They were so happy with this good fortune. Julio (see photo below), whose wife is expecting their first baby, mentioned a saying used in Latin countries about babies coming with “torta bajo el brazo” – a “sandwich under the arm.” This means that babies bring good luck!

The partnership with Passion City Church is strengthening week-by-week. Passion City now has 23 volunteer drivers on call to deliver emergency food. This past week they delivered food within twenty-four hours of each request to a survivor of domestic abuse, a man discharged from hospital, and three people suddenly quarantined with positive COVID-19 diagnoses.

Passion City Church also brought the Convoy of Hope to Washington DC, a faith-based movement that provides food in emergencies. FFA received 2500 pounds of supplies from the convey, including care kits of toiletry items, which are much needed by our clients.

Finally, our laptop appeal got off to a great start! Many of the families we are supporting don’t have enough laptops for their children’s online education. Eleven laptops were donated last week alone (with more promised) and we’re going to start setting these up this week. Thanks to everyone who donated one.

To support Food For All's program, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rggfu-a-cause-i-care-about-needs-help

FOOD FOR ALL UPDATE #5The demand for food continues to grow in Washington DC, with Food For All DC (FFA) meeting the foo...
04/27/2020

FOOD FOR ALL UPDATE #5

The demand for food continues to grow in Washington DC, with Food For All DC (FFA) meeting the food needs of over 500 people during the week. This is a 25% increase from the previous week! Many laid off restaurant workers are beginning to call, resulting in FFA supporting twenty recently unemployed workers and their families during the week.

Maryam Khatami, a social worker at St Colletta of Greater Washington, a school for kids with special needs, underscored the importance of FFA’s endeavors:

“You may not be aware how much some clients depend on your food right now. Your services are great!”

FFA’s dedicated volunteers are the backbone of the program, with over 100 volunteers giving their time to keep the operation running week-by-week. We love getting feedback from volunteers like Carol who wrote:

“I was glad to be able to volunteer Saturday and I was impressed by the operation. So professional and well organized!!! Thank you for all you do.”

During the week, FFA was happy to collaborate with two new valuable DC organizations: Park Road Transitional Program and Faunteroy Community Enrichment Center (see photos). When citizens build solidarity with each other, we all rise up together.

You can support our program through our GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/f/rggfu-a-cause-i-care-about-needs-help?fbclid=IwAR137NLfvRXvA9TmTQWc9R-0fWkQPRU6MDCpUmAyCUjmxnpfLPTo9zB0NnY

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03/18/2020
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Come to Food for All and check in with Tate!
09/21/2019

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A big thank you to UDC’s women’s basketball team for joining us this morning!
08/31/2019

A big thank you to UDC’s women’s basketball team for joining us this morning!

Thank you to @sistersisterhu for helping us out this Saturday!
03/23/2019

Thank you to @sistersisterhu for helping us out this Saturday!

Not sure what to do this long weekend? Come and join us tomorrow morning at The Pretzel Bakery (11 AM) for the first Bra...
01/19/2019

Not sure what to do this long weekend? Come and join us tomorrow morning at The Pretzel Bakery (11 AM) for the first Brau Run of 2019, hosted by DC Brau! Proceeds will benefit Food for All! We will be running rain or shine, so don’t forget to come out and support FFA at the Brau Run! DM us if you wish to RSVP!

06/02/2018

Many thanks to those helping out today! We are always looking for people to help those in need most Saturdays at 9am sharp.

06/02/2018

We are in need to volunteer drivers today at 9am sharp! Please consider making today the day to volunteer with Food For All DC. Thank you so much!

05/21/2018

Hi, all. There will be no Food for All DC on Sat 5/26/18. See you the following week.

05/17/2018

Hi, all! We are in need of volunteers (Drivers and Baggers) this weekend! Will you be so kind to help those families in need?

Food For All DC has a new and very simple registration process for volunteers! This allows check-in on Saturdays to be c...
03/23/2018
Register

Food For All DC has a new and very simple registration process for volunteers! This allows check-in on Saturdays to be completed faster, thus allowing you to serve those families in need. Check it out here --> https://foodforalldc.wordpress.com/register/

   

03/23/2018

We are on for Saturday at 9am sharp. Will you be there to help our neighbors in need?

03/07/2018

While there will be no deliveries on 3/10, do join us on 3/17 for a big day to help those in need! Do join and share this event, FFADC Family. --> Weekly Food Bagging & Delivery 3/17/18

02/02/2018

Volunteers needed tomorrow at 9am sharp! Would you be so kind to commit some time to helping those in need?

01/19/2018

DRIVERS really needed tomorrow
We are delivering to over 50 households tomorrow
We need DRIVERS who can bring their cars and deliver food.

WE ARE EXPECTING A LOW-MEDIUM TURNOUT

01/13/2018

Today is the day, FFADC Family! See you at 9am sharp. Let's make a difference this weekend for those families in need :-)

01/06/2018

See you this morning to help out the families across the DMV?

01/01/2018

Happy New Year, Food for All DC volunteers! Thank you for making #FFADC what it is today. Looking forward to seeing you each Saturday morning to help those in need.

12/29/2017

For the final run of 2017, we are in need of drivers and baggers! See you Sat at 9am sharp? Do share or tag your peoples who'd be interested in making a difference!

12/08/2017

We are still on for tomorrow morning. We are in need for drivers and baggers. So many families in need, especially with the winter frost in the air.

12/08/2017

Do not forget! We are in need of drivers and baggers this Sat. See you there in exactly 24 hours, #FFADCFam ?

12/02/2017

Thank you, all, who helped out this morning. It is truly appreciated having you help our community! Be on the lookout for next week's invite soon. :-)

12/02/2017

We are in need of drivers this morning! Hopefully, you can spare a few hours to help those in need. --> Weekly Food Bagging & Delivery 12/02/17

Highlights from today’s bagging and delivery!
11/18/2017

Highlights from today’s bagging and delivery!

11/18/2017

Rise and shine, y'all! This morning is Weekly Food Bagging & Delivery 11/18/17 - Thanksgiving Edition! See you at 8:55am. We will begin at 9am. Let's help the DMV have a beautiful Turkey Day.

DRIVERS REALLY NEEDED TOMORROW MORNING 9AM - SHARP!!What better way to kick of a great weekend (with awesome weather!) a...
07/29/2016

DRIVERS REALLY NEEDED TOMORROW MORNING 9AM - SHARP!!

What better way to kick of a great weekend (with awesome weather!) and you'll be done by lunchtime!

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1810 16th St NW
Washington D.C., DC
20009

We are about a five-minute walk from the Dupont Circle Station on the Red Line

Opening Hours

Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:50 - 11:30

Telephone

(301) 738-7122

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Good Morning. My name is Denise Jackson in which I am looking for assistance for my 86 yr old father who lives in Takoma Park, MD. He had covid in April/May of 2020 which he is still here Thank God but some lingering things like awful swelling in both of his legs and feet. He is using a walker now. I need help with getting him food, water, etc because he can't get out on his own like he use too. He has pre existing conditions like: type 2 diabetes ( uncontrolled), hypertension, high cholesterol, and stuff I want him here 86 more years. Delivery is a must... I will need a helping program whom can help him.. God Bless
FOOD FOR ALL UPDATE #3 This week, Food For All broke all its records. We received 124 phone calls (in normal times we were getting 10 a week) and we distributed 191 food bags, benefiting around 300 people (breaking last week’s record of 200 people). Thankfully, we are still able to meet the demand and are adapting well to cope with the new and fast changing reality. This week, we partnered with two organizations: The Passion City Church and Ward 6 Mutual Aid. Passion City has provided on-call drivers for emergency deliveries during the week, and Mutual Aid, a loose coalition of citizens and community-based organization, will service the food-deficient residents of Wards 5 and 6 in Washington DC. Food For All is receiving referrals from twenty social workers, who are grateful for the opportunity to get food delivered to their clients. Elisa from Network for Victim Recovery of DC said, “I really can’t thank you enough.” And a social worker from Mary’s Center wrote, “We are so grateful for your program.” Food For All is blessed with remarkable volunteers. On Saturday, 43 drivers showed up in their personal vehicles to deliver food throughout Washington D.C. It is clear that the human spirit of service is strong and steady. The photos below show our well-stocked food pantry and Darlene and Pamela from the YWCA who give our food bags to formerly homeless women