Washington, DC


When Father McKenna founded SOME (So Others Might Eat) in 1970, his goal was simple: put food in the hands and bellies of Washington DC’s hungriest. SOME’s founders quickly realized the needs of DC’s impoverished extended beyond what that small soup kitchen could provide, and they began exploring new ways to support and nourish their most vulnerable neighbors.

Today, SOME’s annual budget exceeds $50 million; the organizations’ 100,000+ donor base is committed to provide affordable housing, counseling, addiction treatment, job training, and healthcare in addition to food, clothing, and hygiene assistance.

SOME’s Winkler Group-led $55 million campaign is enabling the organization to help more of DC’s most impoverished achieve long-term self-sufficiency and success. The campaign will increase the supply of affordable housing, grow the capacity to provide transformative services, and develop new technology to support its clients.

The Result

SOME’s $55 million campaign will increase the number of affordable housing units from 1,300 to 2,000; upgrade the food distribution and medical clinic; and improve the delivery of whole-person care that is essential to the long-term success of their clients.

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