FOOD AND CLOTHING ROOMS

SPECIAL NOTICE DUE TO CORONAVIRUS CONCERNS

 

SHOPPERS:  No inside Pantry Shopping. Grab and Go Boxes are offered in the Parking Lot.

Boxes have basic canned items, pasta, rice, beans, bread, soap and paper goods if available.  

Hours are 9:30 to 12:00 on Wednesday and Saturday.  Please bring ID showing residency in 22101, 22102, 22066, and portions of 22043.        

TRAFFIC PATTERN: Cars ENTER from Calder Rd.   Cars EXIT to Chain Bridge.  

PLEASE STAY IN YOUR CARS UNTIL DIRECTED BY VOLUNTEERS

COMPRADORES: No dentro de Pantry Shopping. Se ofrecen cajas para llevar en el estacionamiento.  Las cajas tienen artículos enlatados básicos, pasta, arroz, frijoles, pan, jabón y productos de papel, si están disponibles.

 

El horario es de 9:30 a 12:00 los miércoles y sábados.  Traiga una identificación que muestre su residencia en 22101, 22102, 22066 y partes de 22043.

 

PATRÓN DE TRÁFICO: los automóviles entran desde Calder Rd. Los autos SALEN al Puente de las Cadenas. POR FAVOR MANTÉNGASE EN SUS COCHES HASTA QUE LOS VOLUNTARIOS LO DIRIGAN

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DONORS:  Donations of food and personal care items are critically needed and can be left in the outside donation sheds.  Please nothing else including clothing and shoes.

For large donations, contact sharevolunteers1367@gmail.com to arrange a drop off time.

Here are the most wanted items for our Grab and Go boxes:  Soup (condensed and/or hearty), Ramen noodles, Pasta/spaghetti, Tomato sauce/pasta sauce, Canned protein (tuna/chicken), Peanut butter, Canned or dry beans, Canned vegetables, Apple sauce or canned fruit, Rice or rice mixes, Cereal or oatmeal, Snack, Toilet paper, and Bread

Reminder: Please NO GLASS and no expired items. No jumbo sized items--they are too large to distribute to individuals and families.  

  • All food and clothing we distribute to our neighbors in need comes from donations by the community.  

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Shoppers may visit the pantry twice per month.  Each shopper selects food items based on their personal preference and up to the posted limits.

  • Some items in short supply, such as laundry detergent and canola oil, are limited to ensure that everyone gets an equal chance at those products.

List of Share's most needed pantry items: 

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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.

Clothing Room

 

  • 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.

  • Donations can also be placed in the outside storage bin located next to the side entrance of McLean Baptist Church at any time.

  • 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.  

Call us: 

(703)229-1414

Food Pantry and Clothing Room:

McLean Baptist Church

1367 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA 22101

Mailing Address:  PO Box 210, McLean, VA 22101