Welcome to NW Community Food

Serving DC families with food insecurity

4225 Connecticut Avenue NW
Distribution: Sundays 1-3pm
Donations: Sat/Sun 11am-3pm

We are a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families in DC with fresh produce, shelf-stable foods, household and personal hygiene items.

How can we help

4225 Connecticut Avenue NW
Distribution: Sundays 1-3pm
Donations: Sat/Sun 11am-3pm

NW Community Food serves our food-insecure neighbors across Ward 3 and beyond. Although Ward 3 has a reputation as the most affluent in the city, many long-time residents, as well as newer residents, are living on the edge. Although they may have places they can call home, other resources are lacking. The pantry is working to fill this gap, serving 200 households each week.

You do not need any documentation or identification to receive food or other items from NW Community Food.


Fresh Foods

Fresh fruits and vegetables are a vital part of a healthy diet. NW Community Food always makes fresh produce available

Shelf-Stable Foods

We provide a selection of canned and boxed food staples. We have partnerships with Food for All DC and Capital Area Food Bank.

Prepared Food

We distribute surplus prepared food, bread and sweets sourced through our partnership with Food Rescue US.

Household Items

Cleaning Items

Hygiene Items

"Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”

Get Involved

There are many ways to help our cause

Donate Money


Donate Food and Supplies

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Are you interested in joining our volunteer-run community food  distribution?