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Find Free Food In Friendship HeightsLemontree 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.
  1. Street view

    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Friendship Place Drop-in center

    no ratings yet

    0.63 mi


    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals
      • Clothing may be available

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Tomorrow

      1:00 pm–4:00 pm

    • Next Monday

      9:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 9:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

    • 1:00 pm–4:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday

    Map of Friendship Place Drop-in center

    Location

    4713 Wisconsin Avenue Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20016

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries)

    St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

    30 minutes

    average wait time

    0.89 mi


    Info

    • Food pantry entrance is the Portico Entrance located off of the parking lot on Ellicott Street and 36th Street.
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Sat, May 4th (next week)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, May 18th (in 3 weeks)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • Sat, June 1st (in 2 months)

      10:00 am–12:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 1st Saturday

    • 10:00 am–12:00 pm

      every month on the 3rd Saturday

    Map of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

    Location

    4900 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20008

    directions

    Contact

    (202) 966-5489

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    Food pantry (groceries), Grocery delivery

    NW Community Food (formerly Feed the Family)

    45 minutes

    average wait time

    1.61 mi


    Info

    • We are a food pantry that distributes fresh produce, household cleaning items, personal hygiene items, shelf-stable goods, and, depending on donations from local businesses, we also distribute dairy products, bakery goods, and ready-made meals.

    • For people who are unable to visit the pantry in person due to disabilities or for other compelling reasons, we deliver groceries to homes on Saturdays or Sundays.

    • We are located behind this building in an alley off Veazey St. NW and are next to the Van Ness Metro Stop on the Red line. We distribute food outdoors.

    • Home deliveries for disabled people are done on Saturdays or Sundays.

    • Pantry guests can pick up food anytime during 1 to 3 pm on Sundays. If they arrive at 2 pm, the line is shorter and there still is plenty of food. They can text NW Community Food at (202) 743-5770. Our website is: https://nwcommunityfood.net.

    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Client choice pantry

    Schedule

    • This Saturday

      Grocery delivery: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

      • Call in advance for services
      • Seniors and people with disabilities
      • "First come, first served" basis. Whoever called first will be accommodated first.
    • Next Sunday

      Food pantry (groceries): 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

      • Open to all
    • Next Sunday

      Grocery delivery: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

      • Call in advance for services
      • Seniors and people with disabilities
      • "First come, first served" basis. Whoever called first will be accommodated first.
    • Food pantry (groceries): 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

      every week on Sunday

    • Grocery delivery: 1:00 pm–3:00 pm

      every week on Saturday, Sunday

    Map of NW Community Food (formerly Feed the Family)

    Location

    4225 Connecticut Avenue Northwest

    Northwest Washington, DC 20008

    directions

    Contact

    (202) 555-5555

    https://nwcommunityfood.net/

  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 Friendship Heights.

  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)

    Nourishing Bethesda Food Distributions

    4 minutes

    average wait time

    2.33 mi


    Info

    Text (DO NOT CALL) ‪info to 301-664-4630‬ OR email info@nourishingbethesda.org to make an appointment

    • Requirements

      • Appointments required
      • Contact in advance for services
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    • This Friday

      9:30 am–6:00 pm

    • Thu, May 2nd (next week)

      6:00 pm–8:00 pm

    • 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

      every week on Thursday

    • 9:30 am–6:00 pm

      every week on Friday

    Map of Nourishing Bethesda Food  Distributions

    Location

    5020 Battery Lane

    Bethesda, MD 20814

    directions
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    Food pantry (groceries), Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Bethesda Cares

    no ratings yet

    2.01 mi


    Info

    Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 12:45-1:45 p.m: The Church in Bethesda 5033 Wilson Lane Bethesda, Maryland 20814

    Every Saturday, lunch is served from 11:00 to 12:00: Bethesda Presbyterian 7601 Clarendon Road Bethesda, Maryland 20814

    Every Sunday, dinner is served from 5:00 to 5:50: Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church 7500 Pearl Street Bethesda, Maryland 20814

    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:45 pm–1:45 pm

      • Lunch
    • This Friday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:45 pm–1:45 pm

      • Lunch
    • This Saturday

      Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 11:00 am–12:00 pm

      • Lunch
    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 5:00 pm–5:50 pm

      every week on Sunday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 11:00 am–12:00 pm

      every week on Saturday

    • Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals): 12:45 pm–1:45 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Bethesda Cares

    Location

    7728 Woodmont Avenue

    Woodmont Triangle, MD 20814

    directions
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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Bethesda Cares First Baptist Church

    no ratings yet

    2.09 mi


    Info

    Days and hours: 1pm-2pm, Mon-Fri, 1st to the 15th of the month.

    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • This Friday

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Next Monday

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Bethesda Cares First Baptist Church

    Location

    5033 Wilson Lane

    Bethesda, MD 20814

    directions

    Contact

    (301) 537-5915

    https://bethesdacares.org/

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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Church in Bethesda-Bethesda Cares

    no ratings yet

    2.09 mi


    Info

    If you or your loved ones are in need of meals, come to the back entrance of the church.

    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      12:30 pm

    • This Friday

      12:30 pm

    • Next Monday

      12:30 pm

    • 12:30 pm–

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Church in Bethesda-Bethesda Cares

    Location

    5033 Wilson Lane

    Bethesda, MD 20814

    directions
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    Soup kitchen (ready-to-eat meals)

    Bethesda Cares Christ Lutheran Church

    no ratings yet

    2.26 mi


    Info

    Days: Mon-Fri, 16th to end of the month.

    • Offerings

      • Prepared Meals

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • This Friday

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • Next Monday

      1:00 pm–2:00 pm

    • 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

      every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

    Map of Bethesda Cares Christ Lutheran Church

    Location

    8011 Old Georgetown Road

    Bethesda, MD 20814

    directions

    Contact

    (301) 652-5160

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    Sixth Church Food Closet

    8 minutes

    average wait time

    2.65 mi


    Info

    The door for Food Closet is on Kennedy Street

    • Requirements

      • First come, first serve: open until food runs out
    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries

    Schedule

    • Wed, May 8th (in 2 weeks)

      11:30 am–1:00 pm

    • Wed, May 22nd (in 4 weeks)

      11:30 am–1:00 pm

    • Wed, June 12th (in 2 months)

      11:30 am–1:00 pm

    • 11:30 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Wednesday

    • 11:30 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Wednesday

    Map of Sixth Church Food Closet

    Location

    5413 16th Street Northwest

    Sixteenth Street Heights, DC 20011

    directions

    Contact

    (202) 723-5377

    sixthpresbyterian.org

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    Food pantry (groceries)

    19th Street Baptist Church

    10 minutes

    average wait time

    2.74 mi


    • Offerings

      • Free Groceries
      • Clothing may be available
    • Info

      • No requirements
      • Closed on major holidays

    Schedule

    • Tomorrow

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Thu, May 9th (in 2 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • Thu, May 23rd (in 4 weeks)

      10:00 am–1:00 pm

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 2nd Thursday

    • 10:00 am–1:00 pm

      every month on the 4th Thursday

    Map of 19th Street Baptist Church

    Location

    4606 16th Street Northwest

    Crestwood, DC 20011

    directions

    Contact

    (202) 829-2773

    https://19thstreetbc.org/

  15. Do I need an appointment?

    Every location is different! Some places in Friendship Heights 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 Friendship Heights 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?

    You can browse these pages for resources in Friendship Heights to see if any are 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 in Friendship Heights.

  20. Where are you located?

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