The Father McKenna Center will be closed for all services on Monday, January 18th, Tuesday, January 19th, Wednesday, January 20th, and Thursday, January 21st.

In keeping with DC Mayor Bowser’s request, and in our efforts to keep everyone safe and secure, we recommend that all guests, patrons, staff and volunteers of The Father McKenna Center remain at home on those days.

Reopen Dates

For our Day Program Guests: We will re-open on Friday, January 22nd at 7:30 am, conditions permitting.

For our Food Pantry Patrons: We will re-open on Friday, January 22nd at 1:30 pm, conditions permitting.

For our Food Hub Patrons: We will reopen on Friday, January 22nd at 1:30, conditions permitting.

For our Grab and Go Patrons:  We will reopen on Friday, January 22nd 1:00 pm, conditions permitting.

Emergency Contact Information

Immediate Emergency: 911
Shelter Hotline: 202-399-7093.
Metropolitan Police Department: (202) 727-9099

Alternative Services

There are other service providers who will be open during our closure.

Shelters (men only)

  • 801 East Shelter (TRP) 801 Making Life Better Lane SE
  • Homeless Assistance Center at the New York Avenue Shelter 1355-57 New York Avenue, NE
  • Community for Creative Non-Violence (CCNV) 425 Second Street, NW

Meal Distributions

  • So Others Might Eat (SOME) 71 O Street, NW
    Meals: Hot to-go breakfasts and bagged lunches are available from 7:30am – 9:00am
  • Miriam’s Kitchen 2401 Virginia Avenue, NW
    Meals Services: Weekdays – Breakfast: 7am – 8am; Dinner: 4pm – 5pm
  • Downtown Day Services Center 1313 New York Avenue NW
    Meals: Lunch available Monday-Friday from 11am – 1pm in the park adjacent to the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church; Saturday & Sunday Lunch served 11am-1pm at Vermont Avenue, NW

Grocery Distribution

The Temple of the Praise 700 Southern Ave SE 202-561-0100. First come, first served basis

Saint John Paul II National Shrine 3900 Harewood Road NE (202) 635-5400