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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 meals on June 26 – August 4 from 9–1:30 p.m. at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 2815 36th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 20007. Volunteers will then transport meals to Pendergrast Alston Consulting Services and serve. Children are most welcome to volunteer but must be supervised by an adult.

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Meal Sites and Times

Pendergrast Alston Consulting Services
3919 Georgia Ave NW, Washington, D.C. 20011

June 26 – August 4
Monday – Friday
Breakfast 9 – 9:30 a.m.
Lunch 12 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

We are closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day.

Questions/ Contact
Addie Pazzynski, National Program Intern
Phone: 1-866-267-3083 x716
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