When and Where: Find Your Opportunity to Help

Making a Difference, One Distribution at a Time

Sponsored Events: Discover opportunities where you can support Tommy’s Pantry simply by dining out at sponsored restaurants or attending benefit races and performances. By participating in these events, you can make a difference while enjoying great food and entertainment. 

If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser or benefit for Tommy’s Pantry, please contact us at tommyspantry@gmail.com.

Increase the size of your gift. Does your employer offer a matching grant program? If so, it’s another way to give!

In-Kind Donation Drives: Tommy’s Pantry hosts various in-kind donation drives, which play a crucial role in obtaining hard-to-get items during supply shortages and reducing our expenses. Please consider contributing to one of the drives listed below to support our mission. If you would like to host a donation drive to benefit Tommy’s Pantry, please email tommyspantry@gmail.com.

Period Product Drive – Grace Studio, 8435 Georgia Avenue, 2nd Floor, Silver Spring, is collecting maxi pads (no tampons please) to include in the 325 wellness boxes Tommy’s Pantry distributes monthly to local households facing hardship. Period poverty is real – the households Tommy’s Pantry serves can’t purchase period products with SNAP-EBT (food stamps), so they rely on Tommy’s Pantry for this monthly necessity. Consider bringing a pack or two with you to the studio through Friday, 11/24!


  • April 18 – Kussi Sushi, 8512 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD is donating 20% of dine or carry out orders on that day to Tommy’s Pantry.
  • April 20, 6:30pm – Great Music for a Great Cause! Please join the The Aftertimes, Isn’t That So?, and Celtic Underground Music at the VFW POST 350 “Hells Bottom” for a night of music in support of Tommy’s Pantry!


May 11th from 10 am – 1 pm Pet Supply Drive at 630 Silver Spring Ave, Silver Spring, MD. All items collected will benefit the Humane Rescue Alliance. Donate new or gently used dog and cat toys, beds, unopened chews and treats, and unopened wet or dry food. We also welcome foster pet supplies.

Anytime Donation Drop-Off: Tommy’s Pantry currently accepts in-kind donations in quantities of 300 or more to optimize the efficiency of our storage and packing operations. For donations of smaller quantities, the Little Free Pantries in the area provide immediate relief to our community. 

Here are some nearby Little Free Pantry locations:

  1. Tommy’s Pantry Little Free Pantry @ 630 Silver Spring Ave in Silver Spring
  2. Park Valley Road between Piney Branch and Sligo Creek Pkwy in Takoma Park
  3. 708 Auburn Ave in Takoma Park
  4. 730-600 Thayer Ave in Silver Spring
  5. Presbyterian Church on Maple at Tulip in Takoma Park
  6. Geneva near the traffic circle intersection of Geneva/Oswego/Ritchie Ave (stacked milk crates)

The first Little Free Pantry location on Silver Spring Ave and the last location on Geneva Ave in Takoma Park experience rapid turnover and offer a wide variety of donations, including toiletries and perishables. All locations welcome shelf-stable food donations. Your kindness and generosity in helping to feed our neighbors are greatly appreciated.