International Cultural Center

Youth Against Hunger

Youth Against Hunger is our signature monthly program that was originally created in response to the State Department’s call to action, “2011 Hours Against Hate” and has grown into a regular program of the ICC. The project brings together youth ages 6-24, as well as families, from diverse faith and ethnic groups to provide food for the homeless, in an atmosphere that fosters inclusivity and community service. With every sandwich, we also provide fresh cut-up vegetables so we can encourage a healthy diet.The meals are then delivered to seven area homeless shelters including Dorothy Day Place, Stepping Stones Shelter, Watkins Mill House and several others.

During our sandwich making, people of varying backgrounds stand side by side joyfully making food for the needy and also get to know one another. The work we do together binds us as a community, and at the same time, provides service to those most in need.We also include guest speakers to address topics such as how poverty affects our society and the importance of providing for the less fortunate.

SSL hours are available for students who participate in this service-learning activity.

Contact: To participate or volunteer email Samia Haque ( or call 240-396-5380.

Donate: Feed needy families while bringing together diverse communities, click here to donate.

Watch the video and get a feel for what it’s like to participate in Youth Against Hunger.  Rev. Randy Lord-Wilkinson, Rector, Church of the Ascension speaks about the importance of giving while volunteers make sandwiches and cut up veggies for our local shelters.