Tomorrow’s Ward 8 Health Council meeting is CANCELLED. The plan is to successfully get through this challenging period of COVID-19 and reconvene in May. During this period we have to stay focused and diligent on how we continue to bring better health outcomes to Ward 8 and the District. Food availability and security are a major concern and we are grateful that Capital Area Food Bank, Martha’s Table, DC Central Kitchen, Food and Friends, Giant Foods and a host of other partners are filling the gap.
Mayor Bowser launched 10 weekday grocery distribution sites at DC schools in partnership with Martha's Table and DC Central Kitchen. The sites are available to all families and are open Monday – Friday, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., and a list of distribution sites are attached. Residents can pick up pre-packed grocery bags, which include fresh produce and dry goods. Groceries are being distributed on a first come, first served basis. Breakfast and lunch are still being distributed at these schools and other sites across the District.
The Mayor also launched a COVID-19 Needs Hotline and Web Portal for residents to request food and other essential items be delivered to their homes if they have been directed by a medical provider to self-quarantine, or if they have no other means to acquire these items. Eligible residents can call 1-888-349-8323 or visit coronavirus.dc.gov/gethelp to request assistance. (PLEASE SHARE).
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Emergency Food Home Delivery Service: Consumers can call 202-681-3098 or 202-683-9262 leave a message with contact information or text your name, family size ,stating they are in need of Food and Supplies. Someone will call or text you back. The representative will ask for a list of items needed and items requested or supply items will be delivered to the consumers home within a few hours.
Food and Supplies:
DC Mutual Wave Network serves Wards 7 & 8. Their phone number is 202-630-0336.
Catholic charities food pantry every Wednesday from 1:00pm - 3:00pm.
1618 Monroe St NW Washington, DC 20010
School Resources: Since most kids are home from school, below are some ideas and resources.
- Curiosity Stream
- Beast Academy (Math)
- Khan Academy
- Creative Bug
- Discovery Education
- Crash Course Kids
- Science Channel
- SciShow Kids
- National Geographic Kids
- Free School
- Geography Focus
- Kids Learning Tube
- Geeek Gurl Diaries
- Mike Likes Science
- Science Max
Some resources to help with kids at home:
*Scholastic has created a free learn-from-home site with 20+ days of learning and activities. Click Here To Learn More
*Pretend to travel the world..Go on a virtual tour of these 12 famous museums.
*This is the awesome free curriculum that we use. Everything from preschool activities to 12th grade is here!Click Here To Learn More
*List of thinking games by grade: