DC neighbors have come together to support one another through mutual aid as the covid-19 pandemic has made social inequities worse. We are part of the DC Mutual Aid Network, which works collaboratively and locally across the city.
Neighbors living in Ward 4 in Washington, DC may call our hotline at 202-681-3098 to request a grocery delivery. Mutual aid has a supply center staffed by neighbors who put together care packages containing food, cleaning supplies, and hygiene products. As of mid-May, we have delivered 1,500 care packages and reached 6,000 people. In addition to meeting material needs, we strive to deepen relationships within the community.
Ward 4 has experienced the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the city. The pandemic, and subsequent economic fallout, continue to impact our community.
While we have sought out opportunities for bulk purchasing and donations, the need in the community continues to grow. We are especially in need of recurring donations to sustain our efforts, which costs around $5,000 per week.
Here's what your support can do:
$25 allows us to deliver a package for a family of 4
$100 allows us to deliver a baby care package, with formula, wipes, baby food, and diapers
A recurring donation of any amount allows our bulk runners to continue to keep the supply room stocked and our delivery runners to keep distribution going.