We missed two weeks due to weather and the marathon. We have a backlog of deliveries.
If you can come along, help out and drive then we would appreciate it.
We are all Food For All DC volunteers
My name is Chuck Coughlin, and I have recently begun volunteering to help Food For All DC raise funds to support its mission. I’m not writing to ask you for money. I’m writing to ask for your continued support for Food For All DC by providing knowledge and ideas you may have about funding sources.
Like many of you, I’ve been to the basement of Universalist National Memorial Church to pack groceries and make deliveries to DC’s homebound residents. I’ve seen how Food For All DC brings DC residents together, fostering both a sense of community and of giving. I’ve met the homebound people Food For All DC serves, including families, elderly, and the sick. One elderly woman especially struck me when I delivered food to her, as she beamed with joy, telling me how Food For All DC gives her the ability to offer her grandchildren apple juice when they visit. I’m sure many of you could share similarly rewarding stories.
Let’s continue working together to make sure Food For All DC has what it needs to continue doing so much good for the District
- Do you know of a private trust which makes funds available for nonprofit community organizations like Food For All DC?
- Does your employer donate to or sponsor nonprofit organizations within our community?
- Are you aware of events in which nonprofit organizations may participate to raise funds?
Just as we come together week-after-week to pack and deliver groceries, let’s work together to identify ways in which Food For All DC may raise funds to support its mission of ensuring that our homebound neighbors may eat.
If you know of any funding sources or have any ideas as to how Food For All DC may support its mission, please email me at email@example.com.
On behalf of Food For All DC, I thank you for any information you can provide about funding sources, and I thank you for being a volunteer.
We have decided to cancel the Food for All DC Saturday March 7th program due to the bad weather conditions which will make driving hazardous.
We are also not operating the following Saturday on March 14th due to the Rock and Roll Marathon. If you are looking for a volunteer event that day we recommend We Are Family
Food for All DC will return on March 21st when we will need a HUGE amount of volunteers and drivers!!
Thanks to everyone who came along for our BIG XMAS delivery
We delivered to over 80 households. Thanks to everyone who helped out.
We will return on Saturday January 3rd 2015 at 9am SHARP.
What: 5th Annual Give Back to DC Holiday Bash
When: Friday, December 19th, 2014
Time: 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Details: Exclusively Entertainment (www.exclusivelyentertainment.com) is hosting their 5th Annual Give Back to DC Holiday Bash benefitting Food For All DC(www.foodforalldc.com) at Malmaison in Georgetown on Friday, December 19, 2014 from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The EE team will be collecting canned food, non-perishable food items, clothes, blankets and toys and admission is free with any of these donations. The food drive and fundraiser will include a silent auction featuring exceptional luxury gifts and prizes. All of the auction proceeds will go to Food For All DC, a local non-profit serving homebound disabled individuals throughout poverty-stricken areas in Washington, D.C. by delivering them free groceries every Saturday morning.
Hope you can join us for the most heartwarming event of the year!
We will be holding our BIG Thanksgiving delivery this Saturday November 22nd at 9am SHARP.
Location details here.
If you can we would love it if you could bring a frozen turkey with you (ANY SIZE!). We will deliver the turkeys along with our regular food. We are trying to give all our clients a turkey for Thanksgiving so your help is really appreciated.
Drivers especially welcome – we will have a lot of deliveries and are expecting a lot of volunteers!
THERE WILL BE NO PROGRAM ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 29TH – normal operations resume on Saturday December 6th 9am.
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One thing you’ll notice is that when you volunteer at Food for All DC is that it’s very informal. We treat everyone the same. All volunteers are expected to muck in and help; whether it’s bagging produce, filling grocery bags or picking up trash and recycling.
This especially goes for our good friend Senator Jon Tester and his wife Sharla who’ve volunteered with us on a number of occasions. There was no fanfare or fuss when the Senator and his wife volunteered with us during last year’s federal government shutdown. We put them to work on our assembly line packing Food for All DC grocery bags with a selection of cans, pasta, juice and pasta.
Then as soon as the packing was done they stepped right up to go out and deliver some of the bags they just filled!
Read more about the Senator’s recent visit to Food for All DC here in David Parker’s blog about his upcoming new book on the Montana 2012 senate race.
With maternal and child mortality rates amongst the highest in the world AMURT’s Primary Health Program in Ebonyi State Nigeria is saving lives. Just over a week ago a former Food for All DC Volunteer Andy Watts traveled to Abakaliki (the capital of Ebonyi) to implement a new database system for their Maternal Health Program. Andy has been working on this system for many months and finally got to meet the folks who will be using and benefiting from this system. There is still a lot of work to do but he is making great progress. Food for All is very proud of everything Andy has done and we can be sure that his work will be greatly appreciated by everyone there involved in the program.
Read more about AMURT’s success in Nigeria here http://www.africa.amurt.net/nigeria/