Free Grocery Sites In DC

Washington, D.C. (Monday, April 13, 2020) – As the coronavirus pandemic continues across the country, there is more help to keep District of Columbia families afloat.  Mayor Muriel Bowser today launched new free groceries at 10 distribution sites.

The grocery distribution sites are being launched in partnership with Martha’s Table and DC Central Kitchen. The sites are available to all families and are open Monday – Friday, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Residents can pick up pre-packed grocery bags, which include fresh produce and dry goods. Groceries are being distributed on a first come, first served basis.

Below is a list of the distribution sites:

Mondays Tuesdays Wednesdays Thursdays Fridays


Middle School

(Ward 5)


1150 Michigan Avenue, NE

Kelly Miller

Middle School

(Ward 7)


301 49th Street, NE

Coolidge High School/Ida B. Wells Middle School

(Ward 4)


6315 5th Street, NW


High School

(Ward 8)


1601 16th Street, SE

Ballou High School

(Ward 8)

3401 4th Street, SE

Eastern Senior

High School

(Ward 6)


1700 East Capitol Street, NE

Stanton Elementary School

(Ward 8)


2701 Naylor Road, SE


High School

(Ward 7)


540 55th Street, NE

Kimball Elementary School

(Ward 7)


3375 Minnesota Avenue, SE

Columbia Heights Education Campus

(Ward 1)


3101 16th Street, NW

Breakfast and lunch are still being distributed at these schools and other sites across the District. Visit here for a comprehensive schedule and list of distribution sites.

The Mayor also launched a COVID-19 Needs Hotline and Web Portal for residents to request food and other essential items be delivered to their homes if they have been directed by a medical provider to self-quarantine, or if they have no other means to acquire these items.

Eligible residents can call 1-888-349-8323 or visit to request assistance.