Food & Friends
Food & Friends is the only organization in the Washington, DC, area providing specialized, nutritious meals, groceries, nutrition counseling and friendship to people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.
Home-Delivered Freshly Prepared Meals
Home-Delivered Freshly Prepared Groceries
Nutrition Counseling & Education
Food & Friends’ staff of professional chefs and community dietitians design meals that meet the special dietary needs of persons living with a broad range of illnesses.
Their services are free to families living throughout Washington, DC, 7 counties of Maryland and 7 counties and 6 independent cities of Virginia. Food & Friends has provided more than 12.5 million meals to more than 20 thousand people.
Food & Friends’ services are made possible with the help of more than 12,000 volunteers and 20,000 individual and corporate supporters. Without this support, we would no be able to provide nutritious meals, daily, to our neighbors in need. If you’d like to get involved with Food & Friends, we have some great opportunities for you:
Volunteer help is needed in the kitchen, in the office and on the road. We rely very heavily on our volunteer to accomplish this work and we are always looking for more help.
A gift of any size can make a real difference in the life of someone battling a life-challenging illness.
Attend an Event
We host a number of Special Events throughout the year ranging from a pie sale to a summer gala. Take a look at our upcoming events, we’re sure you’ll want to attend them all.
Host a Food Drive
Many of our clients receive meals through our Groceries-to-Go program. This is the one program where we are able to accept non-perishable food donations. So, host a food drive and help fill our pantry.