Donating food for a homeless shelter

Seeking Shelter Week volunteers! For more than 30 years, our congregation has provided a week of meals for a Women’s Homeless Shelter in Rockville, Md.

Shelter Week is happening from Sunday, March 21 through Friday, March 26.

You can help by donating food or supplies.

Here’s how to sign up for Shelter Week:

1) Click on this link: Shelter Week sign-up.
2) Problems? Email Shelter Week co-chairs Mary Beth Bowen or Judi Croft at shelterweek@RRUUC.org

Please review the needed food and supply item donations and take a minute to sign up.  Please claim as many slots as you like. The need this year is even greater than before.

The Shelter needs FOOD, such as:

  • Meat, fish, or vegetarian dinner entrée for 15
  • Hot Vegetables for 20
  • Green salad for 25
  • 20 bananas AND a bag of clementines
  • Store-bought fresh fruit trays (6 lbs. or more)
  • Milk, orange juice and bottled water

Please bring food donations to RRUUC outdoor drop-off table on your assigned day between 3 and 5pm.

Because of the pandemic, all food/drink donations must be delivered to the RRUUC outdoor drop-off table from 3 to 5pm on your assigned day. Or you can deliver the food directly to the Shelter, as long as it arrives by 6pm on your assigned day.


The Shelter also needs supplies.

The Shelter needs dozens of supplies, including paper towels, laundry detergent, garbage bags, and aluminum foil. To sign up to donate supplies, click on Shelter Week sign-up, then click on the “Supplies” tab.

Please bring supply donations to RRUUC outdoor drop-off table on Sunday, March 21 between 3 and 5pm.

The Interfaith Works Women’s Shelter is located at 2 Taft Court, Suite #100, Rockville, Md. 20850. Phone: (301) 770-2413 (ext. 0).

Find helpful links for the needed supplies, guidance about meals, directions to the Shelter, and instructions for Door Captains below.

Thanks for your help! It is greatly appreciated

Shelter Week Co-chairs,
Mary Beth Bowen and Judi Croft

Links to Helpful Information