Community Spotlight Resource Center
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Below you will find a wide variety of links and information pertaining to health and safety services in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
COVID-19 Resource Center for Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia residents
American Red Cross: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, there is a critical need for blood. Schedule an appointment to donate blood today. Click here.
Capital Area Food Bank: Hunger exists in every zip code in our area. Hunger doesn’t discriminate. There are people in every neighborhood struggling to put food on the table. In our region alone, nearly half a million men, women, and children of every age, race, and religion live with the difficult realities of food insecurity. Click here.
Center for Disease Control: How residents can protect themselves from COVID-19 and what to do if you get sick. Click here.
Children's National Hospital: The latest information on COVID-19 testing and health advice for children and their families. Click here.
Food It Forward: Buy a meal for those in need. Help keep DC restaurant jobs, and feed DC families in need by buying a meal package. Food It Forward partners with Martha's Table, a nonprofit serving the Greater DC community for 40 years with the belief that every Washingtonian should have the opportunity to thrive. Martha's Table supports strong children, strong families, and strong communities by fighting for food justice and increasing access to healthy meals and fresh produce for over 15,000 residents. Click here.
Inova Health: COVID-19 information for D.M.V. residents. Click here.
Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington: Get the latest takeout and delivery options in the DMV, especially on #TakeoutThursday. Click here.