Episcopal Diocese of Washington

To draw people to Jesus and embody his love
for the world by equipping faith communities,
promoting spiritual growth, and striving for justice

Getting Involved

 

Parish Food and Shelter Programs Guidance 

Many of our parishes provide food and shelter services for vulnerable populations such as those experiencing hunger or homelessness. 

Parishes offering food and shelter services may continue these important ministries provided that parish staff and volunteers are willing to serve, are not over 60, and do not have underlying health issues.

We encourage parishes with food programs to consider a Grab-n-Go method of serving the public, with either pre-packed grocery bags or meals. Please keep in mind to restrict access to the building to fewer than 10 people at a time, and encourage setting up outside, if possible, for easier distribution. 


INFORMATION ON AREA FOOD PROGRAMS:



DONATE TO THE  COVID-19 RELIEF FUND

The Diocesan COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund was established to assist parish and community members experiencing hardships as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic, and support established congregational food pantries and feeding programs to assist persons suffering from food insecurities, especially in Diocesan communities that are underserved.

 Learn more about making a gift or apply for assistance

 

SUPPORTING HEALTH CARE WORKERS 

 

RESOURCES FOR VULNERABLE COMMUNITIES:

 

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