Food Donations

If you or your organization would like to donate to the Damascus HELP Food Pantry, please consider donating items from the Suggestions List below. These are the basic non-perishable items that Damascus HELP provides to clients that request assistance.

Please check the expiration dates of the food. We cannot give our clients items that have expired.

Please call 301-253-4100 (Damascus HELP Hotline) to coordinate the delivery of the items to the food pantry.

Grocery Gift Cards (Weis or Safeway) are also appreciated.


  • 2 lbs bags of flour
  • 2 lbs bags/boxes of sugar
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Pasta or rice
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Baked/canned beans
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruits
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, etc.)
  • Cereals (cold or hot)
  • Instant coffee (less than 3oz)
  • Tea bags
  • Peanut butter (medium jars)
  • Jelly (small jars)
  • Baby food
  • Powdered milk (prefer 1 qt packets)
  • Soups
  • Instant or canned potatoes
  • Mac & cheese boxes
  • Laundry detergent

Thank you for helping those in need in our local community!