We are neighbors helping neighbors. Every day, we plan, prepare and deliver over 2,800 nutritionally-tailored meals to adults and children living with HIV/ AIDS, cancer, diabetes or other life-challenging illnesses. We help our clients feel better, connect them to their community and empower them to manage their illnesses.
Food & Friends serves the greater D.C. area, ranging from Hagerstown, MD to Fredericksburg, VA. Our delivery area covers 5,300 square miles of Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
It is free to begin your own fundraiser! However, sometimes it helps to make an initial self- donation to get the ball rolling and show your friends and family that this cause is important to you.
Yes! Once a gift is submitted, the donor will receive an acknowledgement via email with a receipt and proof of a charitable contribution directly from Food & Friends.
A cash or check donation can be sent via mail or dropped off at our office in Northeast Washington D.C. When sending a cash donation, please have the donor include the name of your fundraiser in the attention line, and a note with their name, email address and phone number to:
Food & Friends
219 Riggs Rd NE
Washington, DC 20011
Food & Friends will notify you when someone makes a cash or check donation on behalf of your fundraiser, and we will add the donation to your personal fundraising page.
There is no time limit! We recommend having a structure to your fundraiser — the more you plan, the easier it is to maximize your fundraising efforts. Having a deadline for donors to give will encourage them to participate in your fundraiser sooner, rather than later!
Don’t panic! It’s normal for your fundraiser to experience some highs and lows in the number of gifts you are receiving. Here are a few helpful hints if you feel like you need a little boost:
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Sophia Black at (202) 269-6826 or firstname.lastname@example.org.