Chevy Chase Amazon Fresh Store Stocks Westland Middle School Pantry for Students and Families in Need Ahead of the Holiday Season

November 8, 2021

WHAT:  In preparation for the upcoming holiday season, the Amazon Fresh store in Chevy Chase will be stocking the Westland Middle School Westland Cares Pantry, an onsite food pantry that provides additional support to local students and families in need. In addition to donating hundreds of items requested by the Westland Cares team, including healthy food, beverages, and everyday household items, the Chevy Chase Amazon Fresh store will also provide a $5,000 Amazon gift card for supplemental and future needs.  

The Westland Cares Pantry helps to support Westland Middle School students and their families by providing weekly access to free food and household items. This initiative is part of the larger Westland Cares Parent Teacher Association (PTA) program, which in addition to providing free food and household items, works to provide local students and families in need with timely holiday gifts and gift cards, scholarships to after-school FLEX programs, summer reading materials, and more.


  • Amazon Fresh Chevy Chase employee, who can speak to how their store is supporting the local community through this donation.
    • Quote for media use is as follows: “My Amazon Fresh Chevy Chase team and I are thrilled to answer the request to donate household essentials and healthy food and beverages from our store to support our neighbors at Westland Middle School. As a newer local grocery store, we care deeply about the community we serve, and we’re humbled to be able to give back in this way.”
  • Jason Jefferson, Principal Intern, who can speak to what this donation means to the school and the local community.
  • Westland Cares representatives (student volunteers), who can speak to their experience supporting this initiative.


  • Opening remarks from representatives at Amazon Fresh, Westland Middle School, and Westland Cares
  • Amazon gift card presentation
  • Assorted display of food, beverage, and household items being donated
  • Attendees stocking the shelves of the pantry with donated items
  • Interview opportunities with representatives from Amazon Fresh, Westland Middle School, and Westland Cares   

Friday, November 12, 2021
10 am – 12 pm EST (Remarks begin at 10:15 am)

Westland Middle School
5511 Massachusetts Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20816

Christopher Cram, Director Department of Communications, Montgomery County (MD) Public Schools

More About Amazon Fresh
Amazon Fresh Chevy Chase opened in August 2021 and is one of three Amazon Fresh stores in the DMV area along with locations in Franconia and Logan CircleAmazon Fresh grocery stores offer a seamless grocery shopping experience whether customers are shopping in-store or online. Customers can find everything they love about Amazon, such as consistent low prices, convenience, and great selection, along with delicious prepared food offerings made in-store every day and a convenient in-store shopping experience.

**NOTE: All attendees will be required to adhere to local COVID-19 safety guidelines throughout the duration of the event.  please RVSP to confirm.

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