Jewish Community Center of Washington, DC

Summer Day of Service 2016

Sunday, July 17, 2016
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Locations vary by project

Combat DC's Food DesertsCarrots

In many low-income communities, individuals and families have to travel long distances to find food that is both healthy and affordable. As a result, they purchase a large portion of their meals from local corner stores that are stocked with unhealthy options. When the only way to buy food is at a 7-Eleven or similar convenience store instead of a full grocery store, the area is considered a food desert.

About 18,000 D.C. residents live in food deserts, where there are also high concentrations of children.

Join the Edlavitch DCJCC as we spend the day addressing food access issues in our city. 

Projects range from food preparation to working on an urban farm in order to increase access to nutritious food for DC residents in need.

Click Sign Me Up! to see a list of projects. 

Click on the title of each project to learn more. Please note the specific time of each individual project.

Please note that we request a $20 tax-deductible donation to participate in our summer day of service to help cover the costs of the program, which includes covering the cost of group fees at our volunteer sites. If the cost is at all prohibitive, please contact Sonya at

GLOE logoIn partnership with GLOE - The Kurlander Program for GLBTQ Outreach & Engagement

          Join GLOE at the Martha's Table project. All are welcome!

Brussel sproutsMale Female Hunger Action at the J

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