For 33 years the Bethesda community, led by Hyatt Regency Bethesda and the Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce along with the BCC Rescue Squad, have made a tradition out of celebrating the holidays with those in our community who need a little extra. Unfortunately, the onset of COVID-19 has made that need greater and more urgent than in years past. We knew we didn’t want to do the same thing in the name of tradition, when the need and resources were more different than ever.
Last year, St. John’s Norwood Episcopal Church reached out with a way for us to serve those we serve every December as well as more of those who find themselves food insecure, possibly for the first time because of COVID-19. St. John’s had already aligned with the BCC Rescue Squad as a location for distribution and had partnered with Nourish Now to get food in the hands of those who need it on a weekly basis. Now, instead of a one-time dinner celebration, we have the wonderful opportunity to feed our community and spread holiday cheer every single week of December. This new endeavor is called Nourishing Bethesda, and the GBCC involvement in the endeavor is called the Goodwill Dinner Coalition.
The distribution happens every Friday in December from 1pm – 3pm. This year we will be distributing 350 of the following:
December 3: Wreaths
December 10: Gingerbread Houses
December 17: Family dinner for 6
December 24: Pies
December 31: Hats, Gloves, & Scarves
Read on to find out ways you can help!
(How You Can Help
Serving 350 families is no small task, and we NEED your help!
There are two ways we ask the Bethesda community to support the Goodwill Dinner Coalition.
THANK YOU in advance for your support and generosity. Together, we can make an impact on the lives around us, and spread some joy in our community.
- The Goodwill Dinner Coalition
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