Holiday Food Drive

Holiday Food Drive

Host a drive at your business, in your neighborhood, church, club, or make it a family project to help Central Union Mission feed the hungry.

We are in need of all the trimmings for Holiday dinner. Through December 20, donations can be dropped off at the Family Ministry Center at 3194 Bladensburg Rd. NE, Suite B, Washington, DC 20018. Mon-Fri between 9 AM and 4 PM. Thank you for caring and have a blessed Holiday!

Suggested items:

  • Frozen turkey, chicken or ham
  • 5 -10 lbs potatoes or sweet potatoes
  • Boxed Stuffing Mix (like Stovetop)
  • Instant Mashed Potatoes in boxes or packets
  • Jars of Turkey Gravy or Dried Gravy Mix Packets
  • Canned Yams
  • Cranberry Sauce
  • Cornbread Mix
  • Canned Pumpkin or Fruit Pie Filling
  • Kool-Aid, sweet tea or lemonade mix
  • Packaged dessert, pudding, Jello or cake mix
  • Packaged bread mix
  • Pie Crust Mix
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Salt and Pepper 
  • Fixings for Green Bean Casserole – Cream of Mushroom Soup, Canned Green Beans, French Fried Onions
  • Oatmeal
  • Cereal
  • Grits
  • Rice
  • Dried Beans
  • Can of Instant Coffee (Some families may not be able to afford coffee makers)
  • Powdered Coffee Creamer
  • Box of Tea Bags
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Canned chicken or tuna
  • Canned or packaged soup mix
  • Jar of Peanut Butter
  • Jar of Jam
  • Jar of Mayo
  • Box of Crackers with Can of Spray Cheese
  • Box of Graham Crackers
  • Foil Baking Pans
  • Paper Plates
  • Napkins
  • Plastic Utensils
  • Paper Towels

Canned or fresh vegetables including but not limited to:

  • corn
  • carrots
  • green beans
  • beets
  • beans
  • potatoes
  • sweet potatoes
  • collard greens
  • peaches
  • apples
  • applesauce
  • pineapple
  • fruit cocktail

Download Holiday Food Drive Collection Poster
Download Holiday Food Drive Flyer
Drop-Off Details

If you are unable to create a drive but would like to help now, Click Here to provide Holiday dinner, care, and other services now!

Feed a family this Holiday Season!

Sponsor a needy family this Holiday Season!
As you shop for your family, buy enough for another family, and drop the groceries off at our Central Union Mission Emergency Shelter at 65 Massachusetts Ave., NW, by December 20th.  We’re open for delivery everyday, 7AM–7PM. Download the flyer for suggested food items.

Download Holiday Food Drive Collection Poster
Download Holiday Food Drive Flyer
Drop-Off Details



Your Gift of $115 helps 60 people


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