Holiday Drive

For nearly 50 years, the City of Rockville has operated an annual Holiday Drive to distribute food baskets and new toys to Rockville families in need.

The Rockville Holiday Drive relies on a collaborative partnership with local churches, schools, civic organizations, service clubs, businesses, social service agencies, and individuals working together to distribute holiday baskets to families and seniors in need.

The Holiday Drive relies entirely on monetary contributions, donated food and new toys from local individuals, schools, businesses and organizations.  

Volunteer Coordinator


2022 Holiday Drive Recap

Rockville’s community warmth and holiday spirit were on display during the 2022 Holiday Drive, with 223 donors donating $40,829 in cash to families and people in need throughout November and December. More than 700 hours were poured into supporting the drive by 300-plus volunteers. This was the first year the Holiday Drive returned to food and toy donations since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

In November, 616 families and seniors, a total of 2,119 people, were helped with the Holiday Drive’s distribution of food. Families and seniors in need were provided with a $15 grocery store gift card, a box of nonperishable food, a bag of produce, a baguette and a pie, via an in-person drive-thru pickup or home delivery.

In December, 1,102 children from 441 families were served through the Holiday Drive Toy Shop. Each child aged up to 11 received toys and books, as well as a board game for the family. Each teenager aged 12-17 received a $25 Target gift card and books.

Donations are accepted year-round and will support the 2023 Holiday Drive!

Volunteer Opportunities

Registration for holiday volunteer opportunities has closed. Please check back in September 2023 or call the Department of Housing and Community Development at 240-314-8300 for more details.