Time flies when you’re having fun! It seems like it was just yesterday that we were out collecting hundreds of casseroles but it was actually 3 months ago! Crazy!

We’re hearing from our partners just how important our Casseroles for a Cause has become to them. For some clients at The Arc of Montgomery, it means having a meal to eat because their check went to cover their prescription costs and there wasn’t enough left for groceries. For Shepherds Table it means having meals on hand to lessen the burden of meal planning on the staff and allows them to budget for more fresh and healthy ingredients for the 19 meals they serve each week. For families who receive the casseroles at Difference Makers, it is the dignity of choice. The opportunity to select from an array of delicious homemade meals they can proudly serve to their families is so meaningful.

What’s even more exciting is that our partner organizations have requested more casseroles! The need is even greater this year as typical donation resources are being shared with other timely issues facing our community. By filling the freezers now in October, organizations will be better situated to prepare and plan for the upcoming months. But we can only do this with your help!

So let’s do this! Let’s deliver over 2,000 meals to our friends at  Shepherds TableInterfaith Works – Carroll House Men’s ShelterThe Arc Montgomery County, and Difference Makers. 

Here’s how….

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

From February 5th – 28th, 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! Then we’ll even come by to pick up and deliver your casserole!


“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.  We’ll also snail mail you labels for your casseroles! 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 Heather@SilverSpringCares.org. Thanks for helping to make Silver Spring such an awesome place to thrive!

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!