Public doors do not open until 8 AM, but kitchen staff is here between 5:45 & 6 AM to prepare breakfast - instructions available about how to access building available by phone ahead of time. Also, kitchen manager's cell available on request.
We accept donations of NEW men's & women's underwear, T-shirts & socks, hotel/travel size toiletries (no mouthwash), and non-perishable food.
TO FIND OUR HOMELESS SERVICES PROGRAM ON GPS, PLEASE USE OUR OLD ADDRESS OF 8210 COLONIAL LAND, SILVER SPRING, MD 20910 (SAME LOCATION, STREET NAME CHANGE)
ProducePedia is a free resource that covers the types of fresh produce that can be delivered to food pantries. Each entry includes information on color, taste, and possible uses. People unfamiliar with the vegetable or fruit will learn how to use it, and those who are familiar with it still might learn a fun fact or two!
The Cooperative Extension sites have a wealth of information for any backyard gardener. Once you go to the site (each one if very different from the others) look for a link for “homes and gardens”, “landscape”, “consumer horticulture”, etc. to find information on improving your backyard garden. Neighboring state sites may offer information your own state’s site lacks.