Updated: Aug 27, 2021

CURRENT SHORTAGES (for next week!): dry unsweetened cereal, “meals in a can” (stew/canned pasta/chili/etc.), canned soup, and pasta sauce. For the week after: canned fruit.

Also needed: diapers sizes 2, 5 and 6, Pediasure, and the adult nutritional supplement Ensure.

– Plastic grocery bags and plastic newspaper bags are always needed.

– Currently not needed (but watch this space!): paper bags and egg cartons.

Always our thanks go to the extra volunteers, including student volunteers, who are helping us cover the distribution. We could not keep this up without them!

With their help and yours, we gave out about 1.92 tons of nonperishable food, and a rather larger amount of perishable food (bread and pastries, fresh vegetables and fruit, etc. – primarily donated by local stores) to 197 families on Monday, August 9.


There are many opportunities this summer for high school students and adults to help at St. Martin’s Food Pantry. If interested contact Tom HIll at 202-327-4184.

Sunday: 12 noon - 4:00pm. Receive donations from church/individuals and then sort and stack them.

Monday: 7:00am - 12 noon. Distribute food to clients and receive donations form businesses/churches and sort and stack them.

Thursday: 11:00am - 12:30pm. Receive Celestial Manna donation and put in walk-in refrigerator.

Saturday: 3:00pm to 4:30pm. Receive Lancaster County Dutch Market donation and put in walk-in refrigerator.

Costco pickup during August: Need volunteers to go to Costco around 9:00am and pickup donations of bread, sweets, veggies and water and deliver to Food Pantry. Drivers needed on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday. Also need stand-by drivers for Costco on Monday and Wednesday if called for pickup.

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