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Did you know?  During the summer months, food supply is particularly low due to fewer food drives being held by volunteers. Also our families need more food in the summer as their kids are not receiving free breakfasts and lunches as they do while at school. 

FOOD AND CLOTHING ROOMS

The pantry is our most visible program.  All food and clothing we distribute to our neighbors in need comes from donations by individuals, community food drives, and local businesses.  The pantry supplies over 900 bags of groceries a month!


Each neighbor may visit the pantry twice a month and choose the food and clothing they need.  Each shopper selects food items based on their personal preference.  Some items in high demand have limits to ensure everyone gets at least one a month. 

 

Click here for a list of Share's most wanted items.

DONORS--HOW TO HELP

  • Donations can be dropped off with a Share volunteer on Wednesday and Saturdays from 9:30AM - 12 noon. Donations can also be placed in the outside storage bin located next to the side entrance of McLean Baptist Church at any time.  Our volunteers are not continuously present at the Mclean Baptist Church to accept deliveries for Share but they do empty the sheds daily.    For large donations, contact sharevolunteers1367@gmail.com to arrange a drop off time.   

  • Gift cards for clients can now be purchased at McLean Giant front desk.  Giant or Target cards are available.  Share also accepts Walmart cards bought at other locations.  

  • Donors can donate money online by credit card, PayPal or by mailing a check.  Share volunteers will purchase what is most needed and available.  Click here to go to DONATE page.

 

  • Purchase Share's most needed items at My Registry.    Deliveries are sent directly to a safe location where they are loaded into a Share food truck.  

  

  • The Redeemer Lutheran Church located at 1545 Chain Bridge Dr, McLean, Va., accepts donations of non-perishable food and personal hygiene items only Monday-Friday 9am-3pm.  Come to the office and ring the doorbell. (The office is on the Westmoreland side of the church, not the front doors and not the playground side).  Please only bring items if you are in good health.   They cannot accept clothing, toys or household items.  

 

Thank you for supporting Share!

CLOTHING ROOM

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Items that are in demand include:
  • Spring/Summer Clothing – (April 1st to September 30th): pants, blouses, polo shirts, men’s t-shirts, dresses, skirts, shorts, active wear.

  • Fall/Winter Clothing – (October 1st to March 31st) Winter coats, gloves, hats, sweaters, polar fleeces, sweatshirts, boots, scarves.

  • New adult and children’s t-shirts, underwear, pajamas, active wear

  • Infant wear, trendy but appropriate pre-teen and teen clothing

  • Men’s pants, shirts and shoes

  • Men’s and Women’s clothing in XL, XXL, Plus sizes, etc.

We are now accepting seasonal clothing for all ages along with household goods in good condition. 

  • The Share Clothing and Linen Room is co-located with the Share food pantry in the McLean Baptist Church.  Share accepts donations of seasonal clothing, shoes and household linens and provides them free of charge to Share neighbors.    

  • Clothing donations are sorted by volunteers by size and gender and shoppers are allowed to take what they need.

  • We ask that you only donate clothes in-season (i.e. shorts in the summer, coats in the winter) as we do not have much storage space in the clothing room. 

  • We need volunteers to help manage the clothing rooms every Wednesday and Saturday.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete a volunteer interest form.

  • One of the most effective ways to collect needed clothing and linens for Share is to hold a drive at your school, business,  community or religious organization.  Middle and High School students can receive community service hour credits for organizing a drive.  

Linen Needs

 

Share accepts donations of bed linens, towels, blankets, bedspreads, and comforters that are new or gently used, clean and reusable.   Linens should be bagged and marked with bed size.