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So What Else - Outdoor Food Pantry - June 2024 (North Bethesda) 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.

At our acclaimed Outdoor Food Distribution located in North Bethesda! Every Saturday, So What Else provides free food to over 1,500 people in the parking lot in front of our warehouse with the help of our incredible volunteer team.
Volunteers will help direct traffic and should plan to arrive 15 minutes early to allow time for a quick orientation. Volunteers should be able to stand for long periods. Volunteers must wear closed-toed shoes and clothing to move around and get dirty. This event is entirely outdoors, so please dress accordingly and bring both water and a snack to your shift.

**Only 18 years and older, and you will be standing for a long time and be alone for the majority of the shift**

Interested volunteers should sign up for shifts by checking out our VolunteerHub volunteering platform here: https://sowhatelse.volunteerhub.com/

Contact Person: Megan Joe | mjoe@sowhatelse.org | (240) 705 4345

Please feel free to contact Megan with any questions about our volunteer opportunities. If your plans change and you can no longer attend, please notify us by emailing mjoe@sowhatelse.org or canceling your reservation.

4 Shifts

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  • Sat Jun 15, 2024 - 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST - Spots available: 2
  • Sat Jun 22, 2024 - 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST - Spots available: 3
  • Sat Jun 29, 2024 - 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST - Spots available: 5
  • Sat Jun 08, 2024 - 07:00 AM to 12:00 PM EST - Spots available: 5
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About So What Else


4924 Wyaconda Rd, North Bethesda, MD 20852, US

Mission Statement

So What Else’s mission is to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in the Baltimore-Washington Metro Area by providing food security, access to basic necessities, and high-quality out-of-school time programs in literacy, athletics, and the visual and performing arts while inspiring young people to give back to the community by creating volunteer opportunities for individuals of all ages.


So What Else (SWE) is a nonprofit founded in 2009 that strives to improve the lives of children and families living in underserved communities in Maryland, D.C. & Baltimore by providing free food, home goods, high-quality, after-school time programs, and service opportunities to the children and families we serve. To support this work, we host a number of volunteer opportunities across the region in fields such as food recovery, teaching, event support and more. We strive to make volunteer service accessible & meaningful for people of all backgrounds, experiences, interests, capabilities, and capacities.

Roles are available for everyone from 15 y/o up (14 or younger may serve with a parent / designated adult guardian). Some tasks require a bit of bending and lifting (typically 2 to 5 lbs. occasionally up to 50lbs) and or being on your feet for extended periods. No one will be asked or expected to lift, carry or move any item that cause injury. Breaks and hydration are strongly encouraged. Smart teamwork and shared effort are paramount. Help from SWE site hosts and fellow volunteers is always available. For any special needs or considerations, please email volunteer@sowhatelse.org outlining your questions, concerns or requirements.


Community, Hunger


Sat Jun 08, 2024 - Sat Jun 29, 2024
07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This opportunity has 4 shifts


4924 Wyaconda RoadNorth Bethesda, MD 20852



  • Food Delivery / Distribution
  • Food Service


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Must be at least 18
  • 7:00 AM to 12:00 PM

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