How Can I Help My Neighbor

Anyone interested in helping those affected by the shutdown are encouraged to do so by following the links and resources below:

Prince George’s County Public Schools 

Prince George’s County Public Schools has issued the “10,000 Meals Challenge” to encourage the local community to assist in covering student meal fees for those affected by the Federal Government Shutdown. School breakfast costs $1.60, and lunch costs between $2.75 and $3.00.  Any amount of generosity would go a long way in making sure our children remain fed during this difficult time.

For those interested in donating please visit: and click the donate here button at the top of the page.

Meals will be distributed to schools demonstrating the greatest need.

Nonprofit Partners

Capital Area Food Bank

Capital Area Food Bank is taking donations at the following link:

United Way

To donate to the Emergency Assistance Fund or find a Financial Empowerment Center near you, visit

Utility Partners


Through Pepco’s Gift of Energy program, anyone can make a payment towards a friend or family member’s energy bill.  The gift will appear on a future bill as a credit to the recipient’s account

Washington Gas

The Washington Area Fuel Fund provides the opportunity to help area families who cannot afford to pay their bills due to financial or medical emergencies:


Additional resources available to those affected by the Federal Government Shutdown may be found at