WAYS TO HELP

There are many needs in our community and beyond due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Here are some ways you can help to serve those in need.

 

Wednesday Food Drive

Saint Andrew’s is collecting nonperishable food for the needy on Wednesdays. Donations, which will go to Catholic Charities and other area food centers, may be left in the back of the church.

 

St. Camillus Food Pantry

The St. Camillus Food Pantry provides emergency food assistance to families in need. This program provides for the nutritional needs each week for needy families in the communities surrounding St. Camillus and is a large, well managed operation. Volunteers wear long sleeves and gloves and masks and are thoroughly trained and supervised for safe food handling practices and social distancing. Saint Andrew’s is encouraging volunteers from now through August 29 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at three different locations using the signup <HERE>. All volunteers must be 18 years or older. All volunteers must first watch the training videos that are explained <HERE>.

People can make online donations to the St. Francis Emergency Fund for Langley Park <HERE> and then click GIVING near the top of the homepage, and then click into the online giving section, and in the box that says Envelope#, type St. Francis Emergency Fund: Langley Park. Or, people can mail donations to St. Francis Emergency Fund: Langley Park; St. Camillus Church; 1600 St. Camillus Drive; Silver Spring, MD 20903.

1600 St. Camillus Drive

Silver Spring, MD 20903

(Camillus Room entrance)

 

Shepherd’s Table

Located in downtown Silver Spring, Shepherd’s Table serves individuals from all walks of life who are experiencing a unique set of challenges, from homelessness, unemployment, mental health challenges, substance abuse, physical disabilities, and more.

During the current COVID-19 pandemic, Shepherd’s Table continues to provide free meals and other essential resources to the community. Volunteers are needed to assist in food preparation and distribution as described <HERE

8106 George Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20910

301-585-6463

 

Silver Spring Christian Reformed Church Food Pantry

The Silver Spring Christian Reformed Church, located across the street from Saint Andrew’s, operates a food pantry, currently operating every Tuesday from 4-6pm. They were able to purchase a large quantity of food to be pre-packaged for distribution. They have reached out to us for volunteer assistance during this period of increased demand and have added more dates to help them. The current Signup is <HERE>. They need help bagging, set-up and clean-up, all of which can be done without contact with the general public.

1501 Arcola Avenue

Silver Spring, MD 20902

301-284-8401

 

So Others Might Eat (SOME)

While the situation is rapidly evolving, SOME remains committed to providing essential services to those experiencing homelessness and poverty in our community while doing their best to prevent the spread of the disease. As a result, operating procedures have been modified. SOME is no longer accepting our monthly casseroles due to the coronavirus concerns. A list of needed items is <HERE>.

71 O Street NW

Washington, DC 20001

202-797-8806

 

Catholic Charities

The COVID-19 health crisis is impacting every part of our lives and has shut down most businesses. However, the clients Catholic Charities serve need help now more than ever! Catholic Charities continues to provide essential services; their food, shelter and medical care programs are continuing. They need YOU, your time and talents! While most in-person volunteer opportunities have been suspended, there are still remote-based ways to get involved and assist Catholic Charities during this crisis. <HERE> are some ways you can support these programs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

St. Martin’s Food Pantry

St. Martin’s Pantry currently distributes bags of non-perishable food, plus bread, pastries, fresh produce, and ground coffee, every Monday from 6:00am to 1:00pm. This schedule is expected to continue in effect as long as the COVID-19 pandemic prevents public Mass and the school remains closed. Food donations are critical to keeping the Pantry in operation. Donations should be dropped off during Pantry working hours: Fridays 9:30am to 1:00pm, Sundays 2:00-5:00pm and Mondays 6:30am to 1:00pm. Operation information and a list of needs are <HERE>.

201 S. Frederick Avenue

Gaithersburg, MD 20877

301-990-3203

 

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