Sharing a building with the Interfaith Works Clothing Center, the Interfaith Works Hub at Twinbrook provides food and toiletries to families in Montgomery County at no cost to them. We also have added a garden for fresh produce.
The Hub serves as the primary receiving, inventory, and packaging center for supplying necessities to families and individuals in need in the Twinbrook area.
The Hub also offers home delivery of goods for those who are unable to pick up goods in person. To arrange a home delivery, please call (301) 848-4427.
-Interfaith Works (IW) has volunteer opportunities at the IW Food HUB and Garden at Twinbrook. The HUB distributes food each week to families experiencing food insecurity. Since December, we have distributed over 450,000 pounds of food. We have also started a garden to grow our own produce.
IW Food HUB
Food distribution happens every Friday, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers are outside for distribution so please dress according to the weather. Duties are assigned the morning of distribution and may include:
• Filling bags of food
• Directing traffic
• Loading cars with boxes/bags of food
On distribution days, please park along Twinbrook Parkway, since we use the IW parking lot to serve our clients.
The HUB also needs volunteers Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays to fill grocery bags.
Volunteers can sign up to help us water the garden on weekday mornings. The time slots are early to help us beat the heat. Watering should only take about 30-45 minutes. Afterward, volunteers are welcome to help us inside filling grocery bags for the Food HUB or folding/organizing clothes at the IW Clothing Center.
On Saturdays, we are looking for volunteers to help us:
• Water the garden
• Pick produce
• Pull weeds
• Mix compost
For maintaining the garden beds, we ask that any volunteer under 15 years old be accompanied by an adult. Volunteers can also help us in the Clothing Center if they choose to stay.
General Information for Volunteers
• New IW volunteers are required to attend a 15-minute orientation in person on their first day of volunteering.
• All volunteers must wear masks while inside our buildings.
• All volunteering is by appointment only.
• To volunteer at the Clothing Center and HUB during the week, we require that volunteers be at least 14 years old. All volunteers under 18 must have a parent signature to start their hours. A parent’s signature can be provided on our online form or in person. Volunteers who are 13 years old may join us as long as they are accompanied by an adult the entire time.
o Sign up for orientation here
o Sign up to volunteer here
Questions about volunteering or want to sign up a volunteer group at the HUB? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and/or the dates you are interested in volunteering if interested in bringing a group of volunteers.
Aside from monetary donations, the food HUB accepts the goods listed below as donations.
– Canned goods (fruits, tuna, beans, etc.)
– Cleaning supplies (bleach, Clorox wipes, mops, brooms, dish soap, laundry detergent, nitrile gloves, hand sanitizer, etc.)
– Dry goods (pasta, crackers, rice, cereal, etc.)
– Face masks (child & adult sizes)
– Feminine Hygiene Products & Toiletries
*Please ensure that any donated mouthwash is alcohol free and that toiletries are travel-sized
– Jarred foods (peanut butter, jam, pickles, pasta sauces, etc.)
*Please ensure any sauce donations are not wine or vodka based and do not contain any alcohol.
– Snack bars
– Water bottles
– Ziploc Bags (Quart & Gallon) & Trash Bags
*Please note that IW is unable to accept frozen food donations.*
Goods can be dropped off at the Interfaith Works HUB Tuesday-Thursday 9am-4:30pm, and Saturday 9am-2pm, no appointment necessary. If you’d like to ship a donation directly to the HUB, please do so at the following address:
Interfaith Works HUB
751 Twinbrook Parkway
Rockville, MD 20851