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Find Free Food In ChinatownLemontree is here to help you find the best food pantry near you. Food pantries and food banks are a great place to find groceries if you need some help. Many of these locations can help you find food as quickly as today. Whether it’s a church around the corner or a mobile food pantry, the places below should help. In addition, you should consider applying for SNAP (food stamps) if you don’t already get government assistance.
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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    McKenna’s Wagon: New Jersey Ave. and I St. NE

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    0.44 mi


    Info

    • Located between New Jersey Ave. and I St. NE
    • If meeting at the stops, park on I St. and walk over to the service site.
      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Open now!

      5:15 pm–5:40 pm

    • Tomorrow

      5:15 pm–5:40 pm

    • This Friday

      5:15 pm–5:40 pm

    • 5:15 pm–5:40 pm

      every day

    Location

    New Jersey Avenue Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC

    directions

    Contact

    (202) 328-6608

    https://marthastable.org/health-wellness-programs/

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Bread for the City-Northwest Food Pantry

    12 minutes

    average wait time

    0.69 mi


    Info

    Fresh produce & meat available at every visit. Delivery available on a case by case basis; please call to inquire. Medical care is also available by appointment, including dental and vision.

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      1:00 pm–3:00 pm

    • Next Monday

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    • 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday

    Location

    1525 7th Street Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20001

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    The Father McKenna Center

    18 minutes

    average wait time

    0.64 mi


    Info

    • You must meet the current TEFAP income requirements.
      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • This Friday

      1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • Next Monday

      1:30 pm–2:30 pm

    • 1:30 pm–2:30 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday

    Location

    900 North Capitol Street Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20002

    directions

    Contact

    (202) 842-1112

  5. How do I get food?

    You can receive food by visiting the food pantry or soup kitchen when it’s open. Make sure to check each resource page to see details like address, full schedule, and requirements.

  6. Can someone deliver the food to my house?

    Delivery services are very limited and are reserved for senior citizens or those with serious medical problems. If you believe you fall into either category, let us know and we may be able to help you find options in Chinatown.

  7. What do I have to bring?

    Every location is different! Please review the details included on each resource to see whether you need to bring any documentation like ID or proof of address, or supplies like bags to carry the food. If you don’t see any information on the resource, you don’t have to bring anything!

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    National City Christian Church

    2 minutes

    average wait time

    0.75 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Wednesday

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Wed, March 13th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Wed, March 20th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every week on Wednesday

    Location

    5 Thomas Circle Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20005

    directions

    Contact

    (202) 232-0323

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Greater New Hope Baptist Church

    no ratings yet

    0.11 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      Food pantry (groceries): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Tue, April 9th (in 2 months)

      Food pantry (groceries): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Food pantry (groceries): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Tuesday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Tuesday

    Location

    816 8th STREET NW

    Washington, DC 20001

    directions

    Contact

    (301) 357-4905

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    The Table Church

    no ratings yet

    0.27 mi


      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      Food pantry (groceries): 5:01 pm

    • Sat, March 16th (in 2 weeks)

      Food pantry (groceries): 5:01 pm

    • Sat, April 6th (in 2 months)

      Food pantry (groceries): 5:01 pm

    • Food pantry (groceries):

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    • Food pantry (groceries):

      every month on the 1st Saturday

    Location

    945 G Street Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20001

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Immaculate Conception Church

    no ratings yet

    0.51 mi


    Info

    Closed on mondays

    Can access once a month.

    Bring proof of residence and photo identification.

    Must live in the Shaw neighborhood (within twenty blocks of the church)

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Next Tuesday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Thu, March 7th (next week)

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Thursday

    Location

    1315 8th Street Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20001

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Asbury United Methodist Church

    no ratings yet

    0.35 mi


    Info

    Can access once a month.

    Bring referral, proof of residency, proof of place to prepare food, and document proving low income (proof of SSI, SSDI, TANF, etc.).

    Must be DC resident and have proof of food preparation facility.

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Sunday

      9:00 am–11:00 pm

      • No requirements
      • Toiletries, if available
      • Clothing may be available
    • Sun, March 10th (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 am–11:00 pm

      • No requirements
      • Toiletries, if available
      • Clothing may be available
    • Sat, March 16th (in 2 weeks)

      9:00 am–11:00 am

      • Registration required
    • 9:00 am–11:00 pm

      every week on Sunday

    • 9:00 am–11:00 am

      every 3 weeks on Saturday

    Location

    926 11th Street Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20001

    directions

    Contact

    (202) 628-0009

    www.asburyumcdc.org

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    So Others Might Eat (SOME)

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    0.76 mi


    Info

    DINING ROOM IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION. MEAL SERVICES ARE TEMPORARILY RELOCATED TO 75 HANOVER PL. NW. Washington DC

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      Other material needs: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Clothing may be available
    • This Friday

      Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–11:00 am

    • Next Tuesday

      Other material needs: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Clothing may be available
    • Food pantry (groceries): 9:00 am–11:00 am

      every week on Wednesday, Friday

    • Other material needs: 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday, Thursday

    Location

    75 Hanover Place Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20001

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Community Family Life Services

    no ratings yet

    0.41 mi


    Info

    Tuesday, 10am-12pm (to the first 25 clients). Other days/times with referral notice. First come first served. Bring photo identification and complete a short form. diapers program is only for DC residents

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Next Tuesday

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tue, March 12th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tue, March 19th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Tuesday

    Location

    305 E Street Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20001

    directions

    Contact

    (202) 864-6296

    https://www.cflsdc.org/

  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Chinatown accept appointments, some require it, and others allow walk-ins. Please review all details on the resource page to understand how you should prepare for your visit.

  16. What kind of food do they have?

    Food pantries offer grocery-style items such as canned food, fresh produce, and dry goods like pasta or rice that you can cook yourself. Soup kitchens offer ready-to-eat items like hot meals or sandwiches. All of these locations may have different options on different days, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  17. Do they have vegetables?

    Pantries may have different options at different times, so it is hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day. Most pantries in Chinatown do give out some form of vegetables, but they may be canned items.

  18. Do they have meat?

    Pantries may have different options on different days, so it’s hard to tell what each one of them will offer any given day.

  19. Any pantries open today?

    If you’ve signed up for personalized assistance through our text message helpline, please take a look at the links we’ve sent you! If none of the resources we’ve sent are open today, let us know and we can search for additional options. Here’s a list of everything in Chinatown that’s open today: McKenna’s Wagon: New Jersey Ave. and I St. NE

  20. Where are you located?

    Because our work is mostly virtual, the Lemontree team works remotely, and we don’t have an office in Chinatown for in-person visits. You can always reach us by texting 90847 between 10am-6pm, every day of the week.