Last October we held our first Casseroles for a Cause and was met with an outpouring of responses! Together we collected 180 delicious casseroles for our friends at  Shepherds TableInterfaith Works – Carroll House Men’s ShelterThe Arc Montgomery County, and Difference Makers.

The food was so well received and many of you asked how soon we could do this again. Here’s your chance! What’s even more exciting is that our partner organizations have requested more casseroles!

January and February are historically low when it comes to donations so “the casseroles help Carroll House save money on food costs and also save the staff time in preparing a meal. I know the residents will be happy to be on the receiving end of these donations,” says Sara Cherner, Interfaith Works – Carroll House. Also, ease of prepping a meal is especially important when some volunteers can’t make it in due to inclement weather. We’ve certainly had a few of those days recently.

So let’s do this!

Love to Cook? Love to Volunteer? Do Both from Home!

On Sunday, February 4th, Silver Spring Cares is partnering with Shepherds TableInterfaith Works – Carroll House Men’s ShelterThe Arc Montgomery County, and Difference Makers to help fill freezers with delicious meals that will feed hundreds of folks in our community. We need your help to stay home and cook!

“We are so excited to be the beneficiary of Silver Spring Cares first #CasserolesforaCause event! They rallied a number of generous volunteers who have made terrific casseroles to be enjoyed by people in our Residential Services program.” –
Pictured are Kitty Salahuddin, Director of The Arc Montgomery County Residential Services, and Heather Foley, Executive Director of Silver Spring Cares.

Did you know that one easy way to support local organizations and families is by preparing casseroles? Volunteering to make a casserole or two helps to keep the freezers full for many of our most vulnerable neighbors. Your effort saves organizations and volunteers time, money and helps to eliminate any immediate food insecurity issues they may be experiencing. And you don’t even have to leave the house!

It’s easy and fun to participate in Casseroles for a Cause but space is limited!


You will receive an email with easy instructions, tips on how to host a successful night and even suggested recipes. Whether you make it a social gathering or you cook by yourself, you are helping to provide a warm and delicious meal for our community’s most vulnerable. In the week following, simply arrange a time for us to stop by to pick up your casserole. We’ll take care of delivery for you.

For more information, email Thanks for helping to make Silver Spring such an awesome place to thrive!

Want to give a little all year long? Join Little Drops: Silver Spring Cares.  Every month through Facebook we’ll  create a fundraiser for a local Silver Spring charity. By joining, you commit to donating $5 each month to the chosen charity. Together we make a BIG difference.

Silver Spring Cares works to strengthen the Silver Spring community through the power of connection. Whether you are looking to donate items, donate funds, or donate time, Silver Spring Cares is your destination for information on our community’s needs and opportunities for service.   By engaging the diverse needs and resources of our residents, we can create a community in which all of us may thrive. Won’t you join us!