What We Do
As the leading hunger relief organization in our region, our scale allows us to work with partners across the food system, from food distributors and retailers to restaurants, farms, and individuals.
Our Distribution Center
Food donations come to our 123,000 square-foot distribution center, where our staff and 20,000+ annual volunteers sort and prepare items for distribution. Every year, our warehouse fills up and empties again 11 times over.
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Nonprofit Food Assistance Partners
We’re able to provide food to kids, families, and seniors in neighborhoods across our region because of our hundreds of nonprofit food assistance partners. From larger partners such as Martha’s Table, Bread for the City, Manna, and Food for Others to smaller soup kitchens and pantries, we provide the food that more than 450 organizations need to feed the people they serve.Partner With Us
Our Direct Distribution Programs
In addition to providing food through our partners, we also distribute food directly into the community in instances where a brick and mortar partner isn’t available, or where providing food directly is most efficient. Our direct programs include after-school meals for kids, free produce markets, and emergency food distributions that we can mobilize when needed.Learn More
Our Neighbors in Need
Every day, there are thousands of people in our community wondering how they’ll put food on the table for themselves and their families. Our partners, contributors, and volunteers make it possible to bring nourishment and hope to those who are struggling.
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Through unique partnerships with regional organizations, we’re using food to strengthen programs that empower people to gain the skills and stability that can serve as a pathway out of food insecurity.
Nutrition & Wellness
Good food contributes to good health - one of the most essential factors in improving quality of life. That’s why we distribute large quantities of fruits and vegetables, along with food that’s high in fiber and low in salt and sugar. And it’s why we’re committed to providing members of our community with the knowledge and skills they need to eat well and live well.
Farms & Gardening
More than a third of the food we provide is fresh produce, and a significant amount of that comes from our partnerships with area farms. We also maintain an 8,000-square-foot urban garden on site, where we share knowledge about easy ways that a small garden or even a potted plant can bring freshly grown produce within reach.
Food Access Initiatives
Making affordable, quality food more accessible can impact tens of thousands of lives in the Washington metropolitan region. We’re working to promote that change through multiple initiatives, including mobile retail options that bring affordable groceries directly into the community, and partnerships that improve transportation options to full service grocery stores.
We Can’t Do It Without People Like You
From sourcing and providing thousands of daily meals to organizing programs aimed at helping people live healthier, more food-secure lives, we rely on the generosity and passion of our partners, contributors, and volunteers. There’s a role for everyone as we work to solve this challenge, including you. We hope you’ll join us.Donate