Food Drive

We are temporarily stopping receipt of gift-in-kind donations at our shelter with the exception of the following items: hand sanitizer, isopropyl alcohol, Clorox wipes, Lysol, boxes of tissues, and N95 masks. These items should be dropped off at the Men’s Shelter located at 65 Mass Ave NW Washington, DC 20001.

Food items may be dropped off at the Men’s Shelter located at 65 Mass Ave NW Washington, DC 20001.

We will continue to accept all gift-in-kind donations at our Family Ministry Center. (FMC Drop-off Instructions)

Hunger is a serious problem in America.  In Washington, DC alone, 1 in 7 households struggles to put food on the table each day, with seniors and children being impacted the most. Central Union Mission helps by providing fresh groceries to needy seniors and families at our Family Ministry Center. You can also help by organizing a food drive in your community!  Host a drive at your business, neighborhood, church, or club, or make it a family project to help Central Union Mission feed the hungry.

Donate non-perishable foods to feed the hungry people that come to the Mission for assistance.
Needed items include:

  • Bagged or canned beans
  • Boxed rice, pasta dishes
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned soup
  • Canned tuna/chicken
  • Jello
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Macaroni
  • Honey
  • Cereal
  • Grits
  • Hot chocolate
  • Syrup
  • Pancake/waffle mix
  • Corn bread mix
  • Spices
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Cooking oil
  • Condiments -in plastic bottles
  • Paper products

You can drop off the food that you collect at the Family Ministry Center, 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018 Mon-Fri, 9AM–4PM.

Drop-Off Details



Your Gift of $115 helps 60 people


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