About Ward 4 mutual aid
We started in spring 2020 and are completely volunteer-run. We believe everyone has something to contribute and everyone deserves support.
Our partnerships with DC Central Kitchen, the Central Area Food Bank and Bread for the City allow us to provide fresh produce and shelf stable food to hundreds of families every month.
Ward 4 has experienced the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the city and we’re here to help each other as social and economic inequities get worse.
We are registered as a nonprofit in Washington, DC — which is different from a 501(c)3 — and we are part of the DC Mutual Aid Network, which works collaboratively and locally across the city.
- “volunteering and donating in DC during the pandemic?” (PoPville, Dec. 2020)
- Ward 4 Mutual Aid helps neighbors and composts what’s left (Compost Crew, Nov. 2020)
- Opportunities for neighbors to help neighbors: Ward 4 Mutual Aid Network for #GivingTuesday (Petworth News, Nov. 2020)
- How to help fight food insecurity in DC (Eater, Oct. 2020)
- D.C. Mutual Aid Groups, A Lifeline For Many During The Pandemic (DCist, Sept. 2020)