Covid-19 certainly presented challenges for Bethesda Help. From the beginning of the crisis, we were concerned about the availability of food and financial resources, as well as how to protect our clients and volunteers. Through teamwork, dedication, and commitment, we found a path forward. Our supporters graciously stepped up and answered our call for food and financial donations.

Thank You to all our 2021 Supporters!

Businesses – These local businesses have supported us this year by sponsoring fundraisers or making financial donations. We thank them for their investment in helping our community.

Giant Food Store, Arlington Road, Bethesda

Giant Food Store, Westbard Avenue, Bethesda

Ledo’s Pizza, River Road, Bethesda

Bethesda, Maryland

Levain Bakery, Bethesda

Lor Tush, Baltimore

Westfield Mongomery, Bethesda

Community and Faith-based Organizations – With a commitment to serving the community, these groups support us by holding fundraisers, food drives, making financial contributions, and volunteering. Many of the churches and synagogues who support us have worked side-by-side with us since our start in 1968. Their commitment is steadfast and strong. We are fortunate to have all these organizations champion our mission.

Bethesda Friends Meeting, Bethesda, MD

Bethesda United Church of Christ, Bethesda, MD

Bethesda United Methodist Church, Bethesda, MD

Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, Bethesda, MD

Chevy Chase United Methodist Church, Chevy Chase, MD

Christ Lutheran Church of Bethesda, Bethesda, MD

Concord St. Andrews United Methodist Church, Bethesda, MD

Congregation Beth El, Bethesda, MD

Holy Cross Church, Garrett Park, MD

Kensington Baptist Church, Kensington, MD

North Bethesda United Methodist Church, Bethesda, MD

North Chevy Chase Christian Church

Pilgrim Lutheran Church, Bethesda, MD

Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church, Bethesda, MD

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal, Bethesda, MD

Saint John’s Episcopal Church Norwood Parish, Chevy Chase, MD

Saint Luke’s Episcopal Church, Bethesda, MD

Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church, Kensington, MD

The Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, Bethesda, MD

Trinity Lutheran Church, Bethesda, MD

Wildwood Baptist Church, Bethesda, Maryland

Fernwood Montessori School, Bethesda

Girl Scout Troop 4922, Bethesda

Hindu American Community Services, Inc. (HACSI), Potomac

Metropolitan Community Club of Montgomery County (MCC), Potomac

Nourish Now, Rockville

Nourish Now: Ending Hunger Through Food Recovery

Foundations and Grants - Family foundations and our local county government support us with financial contributions and grants that ensure we are ready to meet the food and financial needs of the community. We are grateful for their ongoing support.

  • Abell Foundation

  • Charles Hazelhurst Moura Family Foundation

  • Cornell Douglas Foundation

  • The Pew Charitable Trust

Individuals – Each one serves us with an eye to helping neighbors in need. Together they are a mighty force who provide support by sponsoring food drives and donating food and grocery cards to the pantry. We are thankful to them.

Volunteers - The volunteers of Bethesda Help are at the heart of our mission. For more than 50 years their in-kind donation of countless hours working to serve those in need has been invaluable. Answering calls, delivering food, donating food to the pantry, holding food drives, and making financial donations are just some of the ways our volunteers provide support. They always go above and beyond and are always willing to lend a hand where needed. Volunteers are the heart of Bethesda Help. We appreciate all they do!

We are forever grateful to all our Supporters!

Is your business, congregation, organization, or foundation interested in learning how you can support us? Email us at or call us at 301-365-2022.