Hunger Fund

The Diocesan Hunger Fund provides grants to programs that feed those faced with hunger and malnutrition in the geographical area of the diocese. These grants frequently spell success to programs experiencing shortfalls.

Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon became just the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church when she was elected suffragan bishop of Washington.
Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon became just the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church when she was elected suffragan bishop of Washington.
Bishop Jane Holmes Dixon became just the second female bishop in the Episcopal Church when she was elected suffragan bishop of Washington.

Applying for a Hunger Fund Grant

The Diocesan Hunger Fund disburses grants in June and December each year. Organizations wishing to apply for a grant must be based within the bounds of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington (the Maryland counties of Montgomery, Prince George’s, Charles and St. Mary’s and the District of Columbia). Learn More

How You Can Help

The Diocesan Hunger Fund relies on donations from congregations and individuals as well as dedicated volunteers in order to carry out its mission. Learn More

Thank You

Your contributions helped the following 9 organizations work to alleviate hunger in 2020:

These grants frequently spell success to programs experiencing shortfalls. But the need continues to be severe. These organizations are directly helping our neighbors in need.

We invite you to donate to the Hunger Fund so that we may continue to help support these vital ministries. Donate to the Hunger Fund

History of the Hunger Fund

The Hunger Fund was launched in 1976 as a way for Episcopalians in the Nation’s Capital and nearby Maryland to ensure that their neighbors had enough to eat. Learn More

Hunger Fund Committee

The Hunger Fund is administered by a committee of volunteers from congregations within the Diocese. The Bylaws of the fund provide for volunteers from each region of the Diocese, although currently the Committee is looking for additional members.

Current members are:

  • Janis Evans, St. George’s DC, Central DC
  • William R. MacKaye, St. Stephen and the Incarnation, Central DC
  • Lee Mericle (committee chair), St. Mark’s Fairland, Central Montgomery; and
  • Patrice Rohde, Christ Church Old Durham, Southern Maryland

Have a question for the Hunger Fund Committee? Email us.