Health and Wellness Resources for DMV Residents

March 21, 2020

From food, to mental health, to school, help is available.

Our partners at the GW Rodham Institute gathered a helpful list of resources for residents of the metropolitan DC region during the novel Coronavirus outbreak

Food Arcadia Foods

  • Free meals at each pick-up site for students affected by school closings

Bread for the City

  • Offering groceries to medical patients with urgent care needs

Capital Area Food Bank

  • After School Meals that can be picked up on site
  • Senior Programs: providing groceries though the food bank’s Grocery Plus and My Groceries to Go Locations and at Senior Brown Bag Locations
  • Pop-Up Pantries – For confirmed times and locations, please visit

DC Central Kitchen

  • Takeaway meal sites at WalkerJones Education Campus (Ward 6) and Kelly Miller Middle School (Ward 7)
  • Free meals for individuals 19 and under – times locations listed on DC Central Kitchen’s Twitter, @dcck (

DC Department of Ageing and Community Living (DACL)

  • Meals for seniors will be available for pick-up at each site from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm for current participants – visit for more information and DACL services

DC Public Schools

  • Free meals for all students – times and locations available on

Food and Friends

  • Regular operations are continuing
  • Preparing to deliver shelf-stable food items if limitations affect regular operations

Good Stuff Eatery

  • Kids eat free while schools are closed

List of Maryland and Virginia Free Meal Sites

Little Miner Taco

  • Kids get one free meal per day while DC and MD schools are closed

Medium Rare

  • Delivering free meals to seniors in DC


  • Free take-out meals for children under 18
  • Free take-out meals to hospital workers with valid ID and free take-out meals for their team members and families


  • Free meals for hospital workers with valid ID – text #Hero to 200- 03 to obtain a unique code for delivery

Mental Health

The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation

Psychology Today

  • Tips on battling the psychological obstacles of COVID-19
  • Information on online therapy sessions


School Resources

DC Public Schools

  • Instructional materials, including lessons and student activities, available online

Free subscriptions from education companies

  • American Chemistry Society, BrainPop, Conjugemos, Dyslexia Academy, Free Math, Kahoot, Khan Academy, Seterra Geography, Typing Club, Zoom, and MORE!

Scholastic Learn at Home


  • 30 days of free storage for college students forced to evacuate campuses
  • Partnering with to deliver boxed and packing supplies to students’ residences

Other Resources

Aunt Bertha - The Social Care Network

  • Phone application for free health resources available in your zip code


  • Offering free broadband internet for 2 months to low-income families


  • Suspending service disconnections and waiving late fees through May 1 on a case-by-case basis

For even more emergency resources in the DMV, please visit:

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