COVID-19 Update: Physical locations for benefits application assistance are closed due to COVID-19, but staff are working remotely to connect residents to benefits.

Please call the OESS Command Center (240-777-1003) which is being answered live and will roll over to a bilingual voicemail message if all lines are busy. Messages left on the Command Center Voicemail are checked and retuned throughout the day (Monday-Friday 8:30am to 4:40pm).

For more information from DHHS, or visit myDHR for SNAP eligibility and online applications. Both MC311 and the State Call Center (1-800-332-6347) are first answered by an automated service. Please call 1-866-821-5522 for SNAP application assistance over the phone with Maryland Hunger Solutions. Please call 301-762-9426 for help with WIC applications.

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as the Food Supplement Program (FSP) in Maryland, provides federal assistance to supplement low income families’ ability to buy food.

  • To Apply: Online at https://mydhrbenefits.dhr.state.md.us/, by mail or fax, or you may file in person at a regional office location (see below).
  • General information, guidance on program eligibility, and application assistance (including translation services) are available at a variety of locations in Montgomery County. Applicants are seen on a walk-in basis or by appointment. Call 311 for more information, including hours of operation.

Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) provides assistance for supplemental foods and other related health services to women who are pregnant or have recently given birth, and infants and children under the age of 5 years old.

The Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program enables Seniors and WIC recipients to purchase fruits, vegetables and cut herbs throughout the growing season at Farmers Markets, roadside stands and community supported agriculture programs (CSAs).

To Apply: Applicants must apply in person and should call in advance. Community Clinics, Inc. administers the WIC Program at 4 clinics in Montgomery County. For more information, visit www.wicprograms.org/co/md-montgomery, call your local WIC Center or email wic-info@cciweb.org

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Montgomery County DHHS - Neighborhood Service Center at Catholic Charities
12447 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, 20906 1.53 mi
301-942-1790

McCarrick Center

Montgomery County DHHS - Silver Spring Center
8818 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, 20910 4.24 mi
240-777-3100
Montgomery County DHHS - TESS Center
8513 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, 20912 5.42 mi
240-773-8260
Montgomery County DHHS - CCI Main Office
15850 Crabbs Branch Way, Derwood, 20855 6.14 mi
301-762-9426
Montgomery County DHHS - Rockville Office
1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, 20850 6.41 mi
240-777-4600
Montgomery County DHHS - Takoma and Langley Park WIC Clinic
7676 New Hampshire Avenue, Takoma Park, 20912 6.48 mi
301-439- 7373
Montgomery County DHHS - Gaithersburg WIC Clinic
200 Girard Street, Gaithersburg, 20877 8.44 mi
301-840-8339
Montgomery County DHHS - Neighborhood Service Center at Family Services Inc.
200 Girard Street, Gaithersburg, 20877 8.44 mi
240-773-1151
Montgomery County DHHS - Germantown WIC Clinic
19540 Amaranth Drive, Germantown, 20874 12.7 mi
301-515-7576
Montgomery County DHHS - Upcounty Regional Services Center
12900 Middlebrook Road, Germantown, 20874 13.53 mi
240-777-3420

Upcoming Events

Jan 30-March 20

Master Gardeners: Free Gardening Presentations (Español)

Montgomery County Master Gardeners are offering three free gardening presentations in Spanish via Zoom!

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Mar 2

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

First Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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Mar 2

Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series

The UMD AGNR Sustainable Food Systems Lecture Series is kicking off on Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:00 PM with "Building a Localized Waste-free Food System One Apply at a Time".

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Mar 6

The Art of the Seed Start

A SNEEK-PEEK AT HOW KOINER FARM STARTS ITS CROPS - AND TIPS FOR STARTING YOUR OWN SEEDLINGS AT HOME. SATURDAY, MARCH 6TH, 5:00-5:30PM ON ZOOM

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Mar 8

Food Security Community Call

Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00 or 2:30pm. Please register in advance.

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Mar 17

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.

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Mar 22-23

Basic GAP Training

Register now for a Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training, open exclusively to Montgomery County farmers!

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Mar 23

Food Education Working Group Meeting

4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.

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Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8

Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World

Western Maryland Food Council presents "Growing a Healthy Food System in a Pandemic World" virtual conference, 1-3:30PM March 25th, April 1, April 8.

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April 27, July 27th, Oct 26th

Gardening Grant Showcase

The Food Education Working Group (FEdWG) would like to cordially invite you to our Gardening Grant showcase that we will be taking place over the course of four (4) FEdWG meetings in 2021.

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