Emergency Resources

Emergency Resources

Food

  • Bread for the City: Food Pantry and Free Farmers Market open Monday-Thursday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Current DC identification OR proof of DC residency (within 3 months) is required. Free Farmers Markets: Free, fresh, and seasonal produce. Every second Friday of the month from 9 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. or while supply lasts.
  • Capital Area Food Bank: To reach the Hunger Lifeline, call (202) 644-9807 or e-mail hungerlifeline@capitalareafoodbank.org
  • To utilize their interactive map to locate food resources in your area visit https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/find-food-assistance/
  • NW Community Food: Non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families in DC with fresh produce, shelf-stable foods, household and personal hygiene items. Provides resource links to DC residents (Legal services, Immigrant Advocacy, WIC, Crisis intervention, Mutual Aid, Clothing). Open Sundays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.4225 Connecticut Ave, NW
  • St. Paul's Weekly Lunches: Prime Time Center at St. Paul’s Senior ministry gathers on Wednesday for seated exercise followed by pre-plated lunch and entertainment. Welcome to those 50+ and vaccinated. Pre-registration is required. Please notify Joy Belew by 11 a.m. on the Friday prior to each week’s program to participate. Wednesdays, 11 a.m. -2 p.m.4900 Connecticut Ave., NWPhone: (202) 966-5489Email: joyb@stpaulslutherandc.com
  • Woodley House Food Pantry: Provides food staples, frozen meat, and fresh produce to Woodley House residents and community neighbors in need. Tuesdays 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Open to all DC residents. Must provide proof of residency with current photo ID, passport, or utility bill, etc.Valenti House2711 Connecticut Ave., NWPhone: 202-830-3508

Warming/Cooling Centers

Mental Health Crisis:

The Community Response Team (CRT) can provide immediate assistance to individuals experiencing emotional, psychiatric or substance use challenges. Call 202-673-6495 to request an on-the-spot assessment and linkage to mental or behavioral health services or visit https://dbh.dc.gov/service/community-response-team

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