Nourishing Bethesda

Nourishing Bethesda Coalition

Thank you for fighting local food insecurity with Nourishing BethesdaNourishing Bethesda is an all-volunteer coalition that formed during the pandemic to help alleviate local food insecurity. Since August 2020, Nourishing Bethesda serves on average of 300+ households each week by providing free pantry essentials as well as fresh produce and dairy items. 

We have a job that is right for you! Opportunities run the gamut -- help move food deliveries, pack groceries, assist with traffic management, help with set up at our grab-and-go on Friday afternoons to name just a few. Before each distribution, a Nourishing Bethesda Captain will e-mail you with more details about that week's effort.

In addition to our onsite efforts, we also have a delivery component. That signup can be found here.

Volunteering with Nourishing Bethesda is an MCPS-approved SSL opportunity. (See details at

WAIVERS:  Every volunteer is required to read, sign, and submit a copy of Nourishing Betheda's Volunteer Agreement, which is then valid through June 30, 2023. There are separate waivers for adult volunteers (age 18 or older) and minor volunteers (age 17 or younger). Minor volunteers must also have their agreement signed by a parent or legal guardian.

REQUIRED COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS: To protect both its volunteers and its clients, Nourishing Bethesda currently requires every volunteer to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, wear a mask and adhere to social distancing guidelines. For those volunteers whose tasks put them in close contact with our food recipients, we also ask that you wear face shields. You must show proof of vaccination in order to participate.

We restrict participation to volunteers who have signed up through this SignUp Genius, and we ask that you not invite family members or friends who have not registered. If you're not feeling well, please refrain from participating.

We also welcome tax-deductible donations to help underwrite this program. Please click here and in the drop-down box, please choose "Nourishing Bethesda".  Your support is very appreciated and will go directly to supporting this project!

Thank you for making our community a better place.

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Created by:   Beth Campbell
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