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Manna Food Center

Address:
9311 Gaither Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20877

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(301) 424-1130

Website:
http://www.mannafood.org

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Offers a 3-5 day supply of perishable and shelf-stable food. Clients (one person per household) may come once every thirty days with a referral from an agency for each visit. - - 1) DISTRIBUTION SITE LOCATIONS: Distribution sites are located at the following locations: - - GAITHERSBURG: - o Main Warehouse: Manna Food Center, 9311 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Monday-Friday, 12PM-3PM and 2nd Saturday of Each Month 11:30AM-1:30PM. - ​ - o Family Service Agency: 602 East Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Thursdays, 5PM-7PM. - - GERMANTOWN: - o Salvation Army: 20021 Aircraft Drive, Germantown, MD 20874. Thursdays, 2PM-4PM. - - SILVER SPRING: - o Glenmont United Methodist Church: 12901 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20906. Tuesdays, 4PM-7PM. - - o Long Branch Center: 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Wednesdays, 4PM-7PM. - - o East County Regional Services Center: 3330 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Fridays, 2PM-4PM. - - 2) CHOICE PANTRIES: A Choice Pantry provides the opportunity to shop for the food items that make the most sense for a participant’s family size, cultural preferences and dietary needs. - - ​o Colesville Presbyterian Church: 12800 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, 20904. Available the 4th Friday of the month from 3PM-7PM. - - o Silver Spring United Methodist Church (Four Corners Campus): 33 University Blvd. E, Silver Spring, MD 20901. Available the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10AM-12PM. - - REFERRAL PROCESS AND ELIGIBILITY: - - Clients must live in Montgomery County. - - Clients must meet income eligibility. - - Clients can only receive assistance every 30 days. - - Referrals must be made AT LEAST ONE DAY in advance. Referrals are accepted until 3PM the business day before a scheduled pick-up. - - If a client needs baby formula, or baby food. please request these items when placing the referral. Provide the brand of formula and stage of baby food. These items are subject to availability.

Eligibility:
Open to any Montgomery County resident.

Documents To Bring:
Can also call manna directly for a referral. Referral from DSS, church, social service agency, school, or employee assistance program required. 211MD can also refer. Find referral form attached. Email referral to referral@mannafood.org or print the PDF version and fax.


Gaithersburg HELP

Address:
301 Muddy Branch Rd
Gaithersburg, MD 20878

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away)

Telephone:
(301) 216-2510

Website:
http://www.gaithersburghelp.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Provides food, financial assistance, transportation and baby items to those in need. - - SERVICES: - 1) FOOD PANTRY: Provides a three-to-five-day supply of food based on family size, by appointment only. Dietary or special requests are honored when possible; clients with infants also receive rice cereal and baby food; clients residing in motels receive can openers and disposable utensils and plates, if needed. Call 301-216-2410 EX 1. - - 2) INFANT NEEDS: Provides diapers and infant formula for short- term emergencies, by appointment only. Diapers are provided 12 times in a 12-month period until the child reaches 3 years of age. Formula is provided 12 times in a 12-month period until the child reaches 12 months of age (soy formula 15 months). Baby food is provided until the child reaches 12 months of age. Call 301-216-2410 EX 8. - - 3) PRESCRIPTION FUNDING: Assists with emergency medical needs such as medicines. Does not assist with getting a written prescription or talking to doctors. Call 301-216-2410 EX 3. - - 4) TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE: Provides transportation to medical appointments and social service agencies to Gaithersburg residents who are elderly, handicapped or otherwise unable to take public transportation. Destination must be within a 20-mile driving distance of downtown Gaithersburg. Requests must be made at least two-business-days before transportation is needed. Call 301-216-2410 EX 2. - - 5) FINANCIAL SUPPORT & REFERRAL: Listens and offers guidance to identify other resources that clients may access during the stress and confusion of an emergency. This includes referrals for rent, utility bills, clothing, and furniture needs. - - To e-mail, use e-mail form (Contact us) on website. www.gaithersburghelp.org

Eligibility:
Anyone in need.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information.


You don't need an explanation for everything, Recognize that there are such things as miracles -- events for which there are no ready explanations. Later knowledge may explain those events quite easily.

-- Harry Browne

Rockville Fish

Address:
15855 Crabbs Branch Way
Derwood, MD 20855

Map & Directions

(3 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 564-0800

Website:
http://www.rockvillehelp.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Provides emergency financial assistance and food. - - SERVICES: - 1) FOOD: Provides eligible persons with a 3-day supply of food. Can only be utilized 3 times in a 6 month period. - - 2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Offers limited financial aid for prescriptions, rent, mortgage, security deposit, utilities, gasoline and special needs. Work to help with a person's issues on a case to case basis. Financial assistance provided once in a 12 month period. -

Eligibility:
Rockville residents in emergency situations.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information.


Nourish Now

Address:
1111 Taft St
Rockville, MD 20850

Map & Directions

(5 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 330-0222

Website:
http://www.nourishnow.org

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Provides food for individuals and families, available 11AM-4PM Monday-Friday. There are no residency, demographic or other eligibility requirements for clients. Individuals and families receiving food assistance must call a day in advance to schedule, and may have to wait 10-20 minutes after arrival for their box to be prepared. Both perishable and non-perishable goods are provided.

Eligibility:
No residency, demographic, or other eligibility requirements for clients. Food pickups must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Documents To Bring:
Some form of ID, preferably photo ID, exceptions may be made in special cases.


Community Ministry-Montgomery

Address:
114 W Montgomery Ave
Rockville, MD 20850

Map & Directions

(5 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 762-8682

Website:
http://www.iworksmc.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Educates and advocates for social justice and provides emergency food, clothing, shelter and financial assistance for those in need. - - SERVICES: - 1) INTERFAITH CLOTHING CENTER: Offers children's and adults' clothing, sheets, towels, blankets and small quantities of dishes, pots and pans. Items distributed Tuesday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, and for disabled clients only Wednesdays. Center is located at 751 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20851. Call 301-424-3796. - - 2) COMMUNITY BASED SHELTERS: Operates several shelters across the county for target populations: - --Becky's House: Provides case management and 24-hour staff for up to eight senior, disabled women. Call 301-933-2477. - --Carroll House: 32-bed facility providing housing for about 70 men each year. Call 301-587-7270. - --Watkins Mill House: Transitional housing program for as many as 16 homeless women with behavioral health needs. - - 3) CONGREGATION & COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SUPPORT: Provides resources and technical assistance to CMMC congregations and non profit agencies; administers grants to prevent evictions, foreclosures and utility cut-offs; purchases medicine and food; leverages funds to address unmet needs; and ensures access to emergency services for those who need them. Call 301-315-1108. - - 4) FRIENDS IN ACTION: Program where teams work in mentoring groups of 5-10 people, who volunteer to help at-risk and homeless families identify their strengths and develop attainable and manageable goals toward self-sufficiency. A one-year commitment is required. Call 301-424-3796. - - 5) INTERFAITH HOUSING COALITION: Provides permanent housing and supportive services to families in 26 units across the county. Call 301-762-8682. - - 6) INTERFAITH HOMES: Houses 31 chronically homeless, disabled men and women annually in scattered-site, permanent supportive housing. Offers case management and the support of a dedicated nurse. - - 7) WOMEN'S CENTER: Provides emergency shelter, meals and case management to more than 250 women annually through a 65-bed facility. Acts as an intake and assessment center for all single adult homeless women in the County. (Formerly the Wilkins Avenue Women's Assessment Center.) Call 301-770-2413. - - 8) EMPOWERMENT CENTER: Day program for homeless men & women. Meals & showers are available. Job training, skill assessment, mental health& substance abuse referrals. (Formerly known as the "Community Vision" program.) Call 301-585-4471. - - 9) VOCATIONAL SERVICES: Engages 250 low-income and homeless individuals in job readiness classes, career counseling and training, and one-on-one job placement services. - - DONATIONS: Accepts donations of clothing, sheets, towels, blankets and various household items. Call 301-424-3796.

Eligibility:
Most services open to anyone in need residing in Montgomery County.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information.


Salvation Army

Address:
20021 Aircraft Dr
Germantown, MD 20874

Map & Directions

(5 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 515-5354

Website:
http://salvationarmynca.org/montgomery-county-md/

Services:
OVERVIEW: Provides a food pantry, emergency financial assistance and holiday assistance. - - SERVICES: - 1) FOOD PANTRY: Client should call ahead, however they can walk-in Mon-Fri 9AM-5PM. Food is most plentiful on Fridays and extra food be obtained if the need can be verified. Formula and Ensure sometimes available. On Fri clients can walk-in from 1:30PM. - - 2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: When funds are available, assist with eviction prevention and utility bills. Also helps with water bills (WSSC). - - 3) SUMMER CAMP: Offers a summer camp for children ages 6 through 12. Applications start in May. Call 202-332-5000 EX 103 for application and further details. - - 4) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE: - o THANKSGIVING: Food Baskets. Call to sign-up. Client will receive distribution dates when application is filled out. - o CHRISTMAS: Toys/clothing for children 12 years and under. Client will receive distribution dates when application is filled out. Bring three gift suggestions (less than $30) for each child. Door open at 10AM - Oct 1, 2, 6, 8, 10, 15, 16. Doors open at 4PM on Oct 13 for working families. - - 5) HEATING PROGRAM WAFF: (January- May) Offers financial assistance for heating costs. Must be primary source of heat. Call 301-909-6300 for information. - - ELIGIBILITY EFFECTIVE: July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018 - GROSS INCOME - Monthly Annually - 1 $2,010.00 $24,120.00 - 2 $2,707.00 $32,480.00 - 3 $3,403.00 $40,840.00 - 4 $4,100.00 $49,200.00 - 5 $4,797.00 $57,560.00 - 6 $5,493.00 $65,920.00 - For each additional person, add $696 monthly and $8,360 annually.

Eligibility:
Open to any resident of Montgomery County.

Documents To Bring:
ID and proof of income is required for all services.


The really idle man gets nowhere. The perpetually busy man does not get much further.

-- Sir Heneage Ogilvie

Help-Fish

Address:
18101 Prince Philip Dr
Olney, MD 20832

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 774-4334

Website:
http://www.olneyhelp.org/

Services:
OVERVIEW: Delivers food to those in need and offers financial assistance when available. Olney Help serves the Maryland towns of Olney, Brookeville, Brinklow, Sandy Spring or Ashton, MD (Zip Codes: 20832, 20833, 20860, 20861 & 20862) - - SERVICES: - 1) DELIVERED FOOD: Provides a 3-5 day emergency food supply that includes both fresh and nonperishable food to individuals and families requesting help. If food items are available, we are happy to attempt to accommodate special needs (diabetic, low sodium, etc) when they are communicated to us. Food is delivered to clients by our volunteer drivers. We can provide emergency food assistance no more than once a month. - - 2) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Provides limited financial aid, once a year to prevent foreclosure or eviction, to help prevent cut-off of utilities, and to purchase essential medications. We can provide emergency financial assistance no more than once a year.

Eligibility:
Anyone in need in Zip Codes 20832, 20833, 20860, 20861 & 20862

Documents To Bring:
Call for information.


Damascus Help Inc

Address:
9700 New Church St
Damascus, MD 20872

Map & Directions

(10 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 253-4100

Website:
http://www.damascushelp.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Offers financial assistance, food, furniture and transportation to residents living in the catchment area. - - SERVICES: - 1) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Persons who have a court-ordered eviction may be eligible for financial assistance, Medical prescription assistance. Also provides assistance for utilities (electric, gas, water and oil) and other emergency needs. - - 2) EMERGENCY FOOD: Delivered to persons who live in catchment area.  - - 3) TRANSPORTATION: Volunteers drive residents to medical and social service appointments. A 3 day advance notice is required. - - 4) FURNITURE: Available to persons in need. (Will sometimes deliver if family unable to pick up.) - - 5) SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Donated school supplies given at beginning of school year to qualified children. - - 6) HOLIDAY FOOD: Food to qualified persons at Thanksgiving and Christmas. - - 7) DONATIONS: Donations of some furniture and household items are accepted by Damascus Help. May pick up if clients are available.

Eligibility:
Residents in crisis.

Documents To Bring:
Call for information.


Wumco Help Inc

Address:
17550 W Willard Rd
Poolesville, MD 20837

Map & Directions

(12 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 972-8481

Website:
http://www.wumcohelp.org

Services:
OVERVIEW: Offers emergency food, financial assistance and holiday programs to those in need living in the catchment area. - - SERVICES: - 1) EMERGENCY FOOD: Available for individuals and families in need. Call for information and press 3 for the Food Coordinator. - - 2) HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE: - o THANKSGIVING: Food baskets offered for anyone in need. Must call first. Sign up Oct 1st (until list is full). Distribution: Week of Thanksgiving. No referral needed. - - o December Holidays: Food baskets provided to anyone in need and new toys for children. Call first. Sign up starts on 10/1-12/7. No referral needed. - - 3) FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Available for evictions, utility turn-offs, water bills, prescriptions, auto expenses and child day care expenses. - - 4) TRANSPORTATION: Will provide transportation to medical appointments. Call and press 4 for the Ride Coordinator to schedule a pick-up. - - HOLIDAY DONATIONS: Accepts food and new toys.

Eligibility:
Any resident in need in Poolesville, Dickerson, Boyds, Beallsville, and Barnesville, Maryland.

Documents To Bring:
Picture ID, social security card, proof of address and proof of need.


Mt Zion United Methodist Church

Address:
12430 Scaggsville Rd
Highland, MD 20777

Map & Directions

(13 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(301) 854-2324

Website:
http://www.mtzionhighland.com

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Provides food to those in need on the 3rd Sat of each month from 9-11AM. Provides non-perishables, as well as perishables when available (frozen meat, fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, milk and butter). Quantity of food provided, depends on the household size. Photo ID required.

Eligibility:
Provides food to those in need, 18 and older with Photo ID. Adults Teens Children Families Females Males

Documents To Bring:
Photo ID.


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