Volunteering at Food & Friends

Food & Friends was founded in 1988 by a small group of volunteers, and volunteers remain at the heart of our operation. We depend on thousands of volunteers to carry out our mission of delivering specialized, nutritious meals and groceries along with nutrition counseling to men, women and children facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses.

If you have any additional questions about volunteering, please contact volunteer@foodandfriends.org or call (202) 269-2277.

Join us this Thanksgiving!

Food & Friends is looking for volunteers to help us prepare and package more than 3,500 Thanksgiving meals to our clients and their families. We can almost smell the turkeys roasting and hope you can join us throughout Thanksgiving week to help make this holiday great for our community! Find out more!


How Volunteers Can Help


“It reinforced in my mind the critical value of what we all do together at Food & Friends day after day, week after week, year after year.” - Johnny Pitchford