By Regina Mazur

Can you believe that Ward 6 Mutual Aid has been in operation for three full years now? March 15 is our birthday! Thank you to everyone who has been supporting Serve Your City over the last decade and Ward 6 Mutual Aid for the last three years! 

Since our founding, the mission of Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (SYC/W6MA) has remained the same: providing Black and Brown youth and families with resources that others in DC may already have.  Due to the tireless efforts of Serve Your City/Ward Mutual Aid, the community residents can receive the assistance and resources they need. 

Your #solidarityNOTcharity makes this work possible. Join us as a volunteer today by visiting to learn more.

With spring around the corner, the SYC/W6MA table will resume its operations on Saturday, April 1 at the Southwest Farmers’ Market. Because of the generosity of the Farmers’ Market Vendors and so many community members, over the last three years, we have been able to provide fresh produce to 25 and more households in need each week. SYC/W6MA extends a heartfelt thank you to our Southwest Farmers’ Market vendors for donating to our efforts of getting fresh produce to all families in Southwest, including:  

  • Ochoa Produce 
  • Ashton Farms 
  • Sandy Bottom Acres 
  • Panorama Baking Company

This Month’s Donation Needs: 

SYC/W6MA SW Pod provides our neighbors with food, cleaning supplies, and personal hygiene items. Our greatest needs this month are: 

  • Food: tuna, chicken, pasta sauce, oatmeal, cold cereal, breakfast bars, vegetable oil, tea, Ensure
  • Cleaning: dish soap, spray disinfectant, bleach
  • Personal Hygiene: mouthwash, bar soap, tampons, feminine pads, Depends (all sizes)
  • Household: microwave, toaster, clothing iron, vacuum cleaner, floor lamp

Food Distribution: This will take place at the Christ United Methodist Church’s 5000 Ministry Food Pantry on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month at 2:30 pm. Location: 900 4th Street SW. 

Pod Donation hours: Saturdays from 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

If you need additional support with food and supplies, please call the Mutual Aid Hotline at 202-683- 9962 or email

Want to Learn More or Get Involved? We need more people to help with the food distribution on Saturdays. Please contact us for more information at

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