SOME - So Others Might Eat

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Employment
  • Health & Medicine
  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger


71 O St. NW(other programs throughout the DC metro area)Washington, DC 20001 United States


Organization Information

Mission Statement

SOME exists to help the poor and homeless of our nation's capital. We meet the immediate daily needs of the people we serve with food, clothing, and health care. We help break the cycle of homelessness by offering services, such as affordable housing, job training, addiction treatment, and counseling, to the poor, the elderly and individuals with mental illness.


SOME has been serving the homeless and poor since 1970. Today, we are the only interfaith organization in the District that offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to caring for the homeless and extremely poor residents of our city. Though best known for serving more than 800 meals every day of the week, we provide programs that meet a full spectrum of needs that restore hope and dignity to the men, women, and children who come to our doors.

SOME's integrated service model allows poor and homeless individuals in our community to move forward on a path out of homelessness and poverty.


Would you recommend SOME - So Others Might Eat?
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by Antonie d. from Arlington, VA (May 4, 2016)
Nice organization. Very kind people. Excellent mission!
by theresa c. (April 7, 2011)
I would recommend this organization to friends and colleagues because when I needed a meal you were there for me. I was homeless and had little to no resources and when someone told me about this organization I came there and you helped me to get myself back together. You, CCNV and DC Central kitchen. I thought I would never get my life back but thanks to you all I'm working, I have my own place again and I want to give something back to those who I know sometimes all they need is a few helping hands and who knows where they'll go. Thanks again SOME!
by Angela E. from lanham, MD (June 25, 2009)
I believ in a commongood career. Some's program is an agent of making a difference in people's lifes and an outreach that builds a strong community which is needed in this recession.I will need to partner with Some because I have a project that deals with food distribution and youth gardens.
by Monique H. from Cheltenham, MD (September 24, 2008)
I would like to vounteer for this program because I believe that this can help encourage teens in the community to be active where they live. I want to help my community and serve as a role, model for my generation. I believe this can also help me in the long run when i go to college or work because it can give me more job training skills.

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