Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) collects food donations from throughout the community and keeps it available at our center at 501 Sligo Avenue for people who need some assistance. Community members needing assistance can come to the center and discuss their needs with a case worker during our regular hours (Monday - Thursday from 10:00am -2:30pm). Qualified clients can visit the center once a month for food.
The food that is available varies throughout the month. It just depends on what ACSGW has received. Typically, we have nonperishable food, such as canned goods and pastas, as well as perishable food, such as fruits and vegetables. Sometimes we meat or poultry for our clients. Usually, we also have breads.
People needing food must first visit our center to talk with a case manager to explain their need and provide the information necessary to ensure they meet current qualifications. You can request an appointment with a case manager by calling us at 301-585-6556 or sending an e-mail using the form, below. People who qualify can receive food the same day. Since we often provide more food than a person can carry, you should consider bringing a shopping cart or someone else with you to help you carry the food home.