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Tommy's Pantry

Addressing food insecurity in Takoma Park and Silver Spring, MD


AREA - Takoma Park and Silver Spring, MD

AGE RANGE - All ages




What is Tommy's Pantry?


Tommy’s Pantry is named in honor of the late Tommy Raskin. Tommy grew into an extraordinary example of kindness, grace, generosity, and humility in Takoma Park.


Since March of 2020, Tommy’s Pantry (formerly Takoma Park Middle School Cluster Food Support) has been collaborating with PTA leaders, school personnel, and local government to address pandemic food insecurity among our Takoma Park and Silver Spring neighbors.


Tommy's Pantry distributes shelf-stable food, produce, and healthcare/hygiene products (common household items families cannot purchase with food stamps) to more than 300 local families experiencing hardship 4-5 times each month.


How do I volunteer?


Volunteers are needed for distribution and packing of donations, as well as traffic control on donation days. Sign-ups to volunteer are here.



Feel free to share extra information and personal experiences in the comments below, or head over to the forum!

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