“It was an extremely difficult few months for everyone. The help that was given to our family definitely helped make things less stressful for me and I’m confident to say all the families in the program. Thank you to everyone involved, bless you all!”

– Tommy’s Pantry recipient

All are welcome at our distributions, which are located at 630 Silver Spring Ave (rear Church of the Ascension). No identification is required.

If you would like to receive text notifications about our distributions, please email tommyspantry@gmail.com with your preferred phone number.

If you’re new to our distributions and plan to arrive on foot, please email tommyspantry@gmail.com at least 24 hours in advance so we can reserve a box for you. We recommend bringing a cart to assist you in transporting the distributed items. Our full boxes typically weigh between 15 and 30 lbs.

Stay updated with important announcements about special extra distributions or cancellations by visiting our News page. If you’d like to receive text notifications about our distributions, simply text the code @takomaf to the number 81010. You will then need to click on the message from Remind.app/Kathleen Bartels.

For driving instructions or a map, visit our Driving Directions page.

Our distribution schedule is as follows:

First Saturday of every month, 7:30 – 8:30am (or when supplies run out)

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

Third Saturday of every month, 7:30am – 8:30am (or when supplies run out)

  • 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.

Additional Resources

Our Distribution Schedule

All distributions are at 630 Silver Spring Avenue.
DateDistribution TypeTime
5/4/2024Wellness Distribution7:30 am
5/18/2024Food Distribution7:30 am
6/1/2024Wellness Distribution7:30 am
6/15/2024Food Distribution7:30 am
7/6/2024Wellness Distribution7:30 am
7/20/20024Food Distribution7:30 am