S OME (So Others Might Eat) is an interfaith, community-based organization that 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. Each day, SOME is restoring hope and dignity one person at a time. We invite you to join us.
There are 7,298 homeless men, women and children in our nation’s capital. Nearly one in five DC residents live at or below the poverty line.
With SOME’s support, thousands of people have transformed their lives, lifted themselves out of poverty, and are now living productive, meaningful lives in our community. You can read and hear some of their inspiring stories on our Success Stories page.
In 1970, Father Horace McKenna, S.J. and an interfaith group of priests, ministers, and lay persons founded So Others Might Eat to help feed the city’s destitute citizens.
After several years, SOME’s founders saw needs beyond what the small soup kitchen could provide and began delivering additional services to support and nourish the neediest of our residents.
Today, SOME offers comprehensive programs that meet a full spectrum of needs while giving a sense of dignity to the poor and homeless of the District of Columbia.