Childhood Hunger in Washington, D.C.

According to DC Hunger Solutions, 13.2% of all households in the District of Columbia are food insecure. While the nation’s federal nutrition programs have a wide reach in Washington, D.C., too many children continue to slip through the nutrition safety net.

Among the 13.2 percent of District of Columbia households struggling with hunger, 4.9 percent were considered to have “very low food security.” People that fall into this USDA category had more severe problems, experiencing deeper hunger and cutting back or skipping meals on a more frequent basis for both adults and children.

Program Details/ Volunteering

Summer feeding is a perfect opportunity for a meaningful weekly activity, students looking for volunteer hours, or just a simple way to positively impact the community.

We need volunteers each weekday throughout the summer to prepare sack breakfasts and lunches and then serve the meals to children at the Capital View YMCA located at 2118 Ridgecrest Court SE, Washington, DC 20020. This summer we will be serving over 7,500 meals from June 27-Septembr 2nd.

Volunteers will meet at at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, where meals will be prepared.  We will have two shifts of volunteers daily — but feel free to sign up for both shifts if you have the time to give!  Children are most welcome to volunteer but must be supervised by an adult.

To volunteer in Washington, D.C. please click here.

Meal Sites and Times


Capital View YMCA
2118 Ridgecrest Court SE, Washington, DC 20020


June 27-September 2
Breakfast 9:00am
Lunch 12:00pm

Questions/ Contact

Phone: 866-267-3083
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