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Food, Funds and Time

Germantown HELP needs ongoing donations of nonperishable food, money and diapers (especially sizes 4, 5 and 6).

Our CFC (Combined Federal Campaign) number is 57844.

We receive donations through America's Charities and the United Way.

You may make a tax-deductible donation by mailing a check to:

Germantown HELP
P.O. Box 608
Germantown, MD 20875

Our EIN is 52-1410219.

Germantown HELP is supported by local churches, individuals, schools, businesses and community groups through food & diaper drives, cash donations and by some grants. We welcome contributions at any time. Please email if you have any questions about donating money, food, or diapers to our programs. If you have less than a few bags of non-perishable food to donate, you may drop them the Germantown Public Library (downstairs back entrance).   

Food Donations

Food items we ALWAYS need (because they are part of the standard package we provide our clients) are: 

  • breakfast cereal 
  • spaghetti sauce 
  • mac and cheese
  • peanut butter & jelly 
  • tuna fish and other canned meats 
  • canned fruits, vegetables and soups 
  • rice (2lbs or less) and pasta 


Group Sponsorships

Local businesses, churches and clubs can support Germantown HELP in many ways. For example, you can: 

  • organize a food or diaper drive on your premises 
  • donate money directly to Germantown HELP, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization under the Internal Revenue Code (EIN 52-1410219) 
  • encourage employees to establish a fund to donate to Germantown HELP. One local business had their employees donate money every time they had a cup of coffee! 
  • offer your business services to Germantown HELP; for example, printing and postage costs for mailing postcards in the Holiday Giving Project. 
  • encourage employees to volunteer for Germantown HELP 
  • sponsor a Germantown family (or a bunch!) in the Holiday Giving Project for Thanksgiving and/or December.

 We are open to all kinds of offers.  You can make a difference!