SOME is a non-profit organization that provides relief services to homeless and low-income families and individuals in the D.C. area. Our goal is to restore hope, dignity, self-respect and independence to our clients through a wide range of services, such as daily meals at our Dining Room and emergency groceries from our food pantry; medical and dental services as well as long-term addiction programs; single occupancy and family housing and employment training.
Donated produce and canned goods goes to our food pantry, which our clients utilize on a monthly basis to supplement or fill their own pantries; fresh produce is particularly valuable, as many of the families cannot afford to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.
This listing was last updated Jul 15, 2022
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For drop-offs of fresh produce, we only accept donations on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am-3pm at our 71 O Street, NW location.
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