Note: The information below is provided as a courtesy and as suggestions for other sources of food assistance to guests of Loaves and Fishes. As such, neither the Loaves & Fishes program nor St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church is responsible for the accuracy of this information or the availability of resources from the groups listed below, which are independent of Loaves & Fishes and St. Stephen.
Ward 4 Mutual Aid Grocery Distribution Dates
In 2023, Ward 4 Mutual Aid is continuing its important work supporting the community. On the following dates and times, the first 100 families that arrive at Brightwood Park United Methodist Church (744 Jefferson St NW) will be able to receive gift cards, diapers, food, and other items as available:
- Wednesday, March 15 – 5 pm
- Saturday, March 18 – noon*
*We will also offer a limited number of home deliveries on Saturdays. If you physically cannot make it to the church on a Wednesday or Saturday, please call or text the Ward 4 Mutual Aid Hotline at 202-681-3098 to sign up for delivery.
No registration or other requirements.
DC Mutual Aid Network Group on Facebook
The DC Mutual Aid Network and Facebook group is a grassroots, community-led effort looking to take care of each other and keep our city as safe as possible.
Ward 1 mutual aid contact
If you are in need of help:
- Call 202/681-9183
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha’s Table Market in NW D.C.
All guests are welcome to shop once per month for fresh produce and pantry items at this no-cost weekday market located in the lobby of the Maycroft at 1474 Columbia Rd NW. Hours: Monday-Friday 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Martha’s Table’s McKenna’s Wagon in NW D.C.
Martha’s Table’s mobile food service rolls out 7 days a week, 365 days a year to feed hundreds of D.C. neighbors who may be experiencing housing instability or hunger at two downtown locations. Volunteers stop at 15th and I St. NW at 5:50 pm to serve hot, fresh meals, as well as sandwiches, homemade muffins, fruit, and refreshments (time is approximate and subject to traffic conditions).
Mobile Market at City Blossoms
The Zion Baptist Church Mobile Market at City Blossoms will take place on the first Thursday of each month from 12:00 to 4:00 pm. 516 Kennedy St NW in the backyard garden (enter the garden from the alley on 5th St.) This program provides fresh produce to local communities in need, free of charge. There are no income requirements or other qualifications.
Thrive DC hot meals and groceries
Breakfast and lunch
Monday-Friday, 8:30-9:30 am, Thrive DC Main Room
In-person congregate meals on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. Meals to go (breakfast and lunch) Monday-Friday outside the kitchen.
Thursdays, 10:00 am-1:00 pm, Thrive DC Main Room
Bread for the City food assistance
Each month, Bread for the City’s two food pantries provide nutritious groceries — including fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats. Two monthly Farmers Markets offer fresh produce to the community at large, and as a Grocery Plus distribution site, Bread for the City offers an additional 30 lb box of food to seniors.
Sign up for free grocery delivery (for D.C. residents only)
Grocery bags for pickup at our Northwest Center, 1525 7th St NW. Bags are available Monday-Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm at the front door. No registration is required.
Food resources outside Ward 1
Click here for an interactive map of other D.C. options.
Serves meals on weekdays at 2401 Virginia Avenue NW for breakfast from 7 to 8 am and for dinner from 4 to 5 pm. Portable bathroom trailer also available for use.
So Others Might Eat (SOME) DC has a Senior Center in Ward 4 that is based at Karin House (1395 Aspen St. NW) at the Parks at Walter Reed. Among the services it provides are monthly food delivery and a daily hot lunch that is culturally and nutritionally appropriate for seniors (ages 60 and older). Call 202-765-2721 to learn more.
New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
Lunches available daily including weekends, from 11 am to 1 pm in the courtyard/park adjacent to the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at 1313 New York Ave. NW.
St. Matthew’s Cathedral
Every Monday, up to 70 guests can receive breakfast and bagged lunches starting at 8 am at 1725 Rhode Island Avenue NW.