Since March of 2020, Tommy’s Pantry community outreach has evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of the families we serve. Tommy’s Pantry is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in lower Montgomery County, MD. We proudly carry the name of the late Tommy Raskin, whose unwavering belief in ensuring human dignity remains the foundation of our mission. 

With support from donors, partners, and volunteers, Tommy’s Pantry distributes 300 shelf-stable food boxes, 325 wellness boxes (comprising hygiene items and cleaning products), and 320 fresh produce boxes once per month, offering vital support to more than 325 local households facing hardship. 

Through our monthly distributions and our participation in the Manna Smart Sacks program, we are currently on track to serve 11,340 households this year.

ALL are welcome at our distributions. Please visit our Receive Our Services page for additional details about our distributions.

If you are able, please join us in this vital mission and be the lifeline that helps us serve our neighbors in need by volunteering or donating today. Together, we can create a stronger, more compassionate community where no one is left behind.

We support 300+ families four times monthly at our distributions site.

Please consider becoming a Pantry Promoter by signing up for a recurring monthly donation to sustain our work throughout the entire year. Recurring monthly donations allow us to place advance purchase orders, which stretches donated dollars even further, and enables us to notify recipient families of upcoming distributions ahead of time so they can arrange transportation if needed. Thank you for supporting Takoma Park and Silver Spring families!

One-time amount:

  • Donate $10: Provide 8 full-size sticks of deodorant, offering personal hygiene dignity to those in need.
  • Donate $25: Supply 16 bottles of cooking oil, an essential staple of any pantry.
  • Donate $50: Help us distribute 120 bars of soap, promoting hygiene and cleanliness for improved well-being.
  • Donate $100: Buy 70 containers of peanut butter or 80 packages of laundry detergent, addressing both food security and laundry needs within our community.

Monthly amount:

  • Donate $10: monthly: Support a year’s supply of maxi pads for 4 women facing period poverty.
  • Donate $25: monthly: Provide 396 cans of soup, nourishing individuals and families during difficult times.
  • Donate $35: monthly: Supply shelf-stable milk for 25 households for 1 year, ensuring access to this essential source of nutrition.
  • Donate $45: monthly: Help us distribute 1,728 rolls of toilet paper – not covered by food stamps, filling a dignity gap.

Our Distribution Schedule

All distributions are at 630 Silver Spring Avenue.
DateDistribution TypeTime
8/5/2023Wellness Distribution7:30 am
8/19/2023 Food Distribution7:30 am
9/2/2023Wellness Distribution7:30 am
9/16/2023Food Distribution7:30 am
9/30/2023NO DISTRIBUTIONNO DISTRIBUTION
10/7/2023Wellness Distribution7:30 am
10/21/2023Food Distribution7:30 am

Shelf-stable food boxes

Receive a week’s worth of shelf-stable foods for your family at no charge. Items include rice, pasta, beans, peanut butter, canned vegetables, soups, canned meats, snacks for kids, and much more.

Health & Wellness bags

Receive a bag complete with personal hygiene items such as toothpaste & brushes, soaps, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, bandaids, sunblock, laundry detergent, antibiotic ointment, and much more.

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