You're invited to take part in a monthly collection of food, clothing, baby items, and household goods to serve those in the DMV region.

COLLECTION DATES:

Second Saturday of each month:
July 13, August 10, September 14
10 a.m.–noon •
Upper Portico

HOW TO PARTICIPATE
  • Drive to the Upper Portico's covered entrance on the Ridgefield Road side of Fourth Church and volunteers will unload your donations for you!
  • Please do not donate any items in glass containers.
  • Please only bring donations during the designated times, as we are unable to accept items at other times.
  • Please donate brown paper grocery bags as we use these to deliver donations.
  • Email serve@4thpres.org to receive a monthly email reminder.
  • Opportunities are available for adults and youth to help; this involves collecting food from cars, sorting donated items, and packing bags for our participants. Email serve@4thpres.org for details.
  • If you or someone you know is experiencing food insecurity please contact the Deacon Ministry for help: deacons@4thpres.org.

WHAT TO EXPECT

WHAT TO BRING

Highest Priority Items

HIGH FIBER, LOW SODIUM, LOW SUGAR, NO GLASS

Canned Goods
Canned or dried beans (1-3 lb. bags)
Canned vegetables - low sodium, no salt added
Canned fruit - in light syrup or juice
Canned tuna, salmon, or chicken

Peanut Butter
(40 oz. or smaller)

Jelly or Jam
(plastic jar)

Low Sugar, Hot and Cold Cereals
Oatmeal, dry cereals

Grains
Brown and white rice (3 lb. bags)
Macaroni and cheese
Pasta (1 lb.)

Healthy snacks
Dried fruit
Nuts
Granola bars
Individual packs of raisins
Individual applesauce servings
Individual trail mix

Baby Items
Diapers (any size)
Wipes
Baby food and formula

CONTACT for food items: serve@4thpres.org


CLOTHING & HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

  • Baby and children’s clothes
  • Household items
  • Shoes
  • New underwear

CONTACT for clothing and household items: Pamela Roylance, proylance@4thpres.org

Additional Items We Welcome

Canned Goods - Pop tops when available
Hearty stews
Soup
Tomato paste

Dried Goods/Baking
Cornmeal (2 lb.)
Masa (3-5 lb.)
Pancake mix
Tortillas - corn or flour
Spaghetti sauce (24 oz. or smaller)
Crackers

Toiletries
Deodorant
Liquid soap
Bars of soap
Shampoo & conditioner
Toothbrushes & toothpaste
Feminine pads & tampons

Cleaning Products
Laundry detergent

Paper Products
Toilet paper - small  packs of 4
Paper towels - individually wrapped 1 or 2 pack
Facial tissue

Thanks to all who have contributed so generously to this ongoing initiative to bless and serve our community and the greater DMV!