Message from The Executive Director

Greetings Family and Friends of The Widow’s Pantry,

Many families here in the DC Metropolitan area, throughout our country and the world, are faced with challenging times during the Coronavirus pandemic. 

On January 1, 2020, no one would have imagined how our lives would be physically and emotionally interrupted by COVID-19. We made New Year’s resolutions and positive goals for our health, family, finances, careers, and businesses that have been put on hold. 

I am grateful to the many health care providers, firefighters, police officers, EMT personnel, postal workers, grocery store workers, truck drivers, bus and metro rail drivers, and all essential workers that put their life on the line each time they leave their home and family to ensure our communities are provided for. Thank you for ALL you do.

Because The Widow’s Pantry is a hands-on organization our goals and plans are also interrupted. We are putting safety first and want to protect the health of all our volunteers and the clients we serve.  

Our 2020 goals include initiatives such as:

  1. Initiating life skill sessions for our clients to enhance their lives,
  2. Building new partnerships with churches and organizations to help with the work; and
  3. Continuing creative and quality service for our clients.

No one knows what life after this pandemic will look like. However, we do know there will be hurting people that will need our help. I hope we can count on you to assist with volunteering with a team and donating food, clothes, and monetary.

We will keep you abreast of our plan to resume serving and other events through our emails.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.

Wash your hands often, wear your masks when going out, and use social distancing.

I encourage you to reach out to your family and friends and stay connected, even as we remain physically separate. 

May our Lord and Savior be with each of you and keep you until we are back in full force.


Keena Trapps
Executive Director
The Widow’s Pantry

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