Food Services

Families and individuals rely on the Mission's food assistance program in emergencies and as a steady source of food. In partnership with individuals, corporations and churches, the Mission distributes more than $5 million-worth of in-kind food, toiletries, clothing, household items and furniture each year.

Food PLUS Center

The Food PLUS Center is moving!

On Tuesday, February 16, the Food PLUS Center will stop accepting furniture donations due to the move. We will continue to accept food, clothing, and household items through our Ready to Recycle program. Anyone who wishes to donate food, clothing and household items should contact TaJuanna Patterson, 202-745-7118. 

During the month of April 2016, the Center will be closed to the public. 

Central Union Mission distributes food, clothes, furniture, and other household items at no cost to those we serve at our Food PLUS Center location:

Food PLUS Center
3182 B Bladensburg Road, NE
Washington, DC 20018
202-529-0165
foodplus@missiondc.org

Hours: 10:00am-4:00pm, Monday-Thursday
*Donations may be dropped off at this location

Click Here to view a map.

2016 Calendar - click here (pdf)

For more information about Food PLUS, please email foodplus@missiondc.org.

Training Program

Led by an experienced chef, the food service team offers specialty training in safe food handling and cooking for students in the Spiritual Transformation Program. Many graduates of the program have chosen cooking as a profession and have gone on to additional schooling and good jobs in the food service field. The food services team prepares regular meals and special meals for luncheons, banquets and other occasions. They prepare meals for hundreds for events such as the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter holidays.