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.
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 email@example.com
Nov 2- Dec 21
Discuss current nutrition and health topics and discover new ways to be active.
Nov 26-Dec 4
Support the Food Council and Cornerstone Montgomery when you shop local this holiday season!
Nov 30 & Dec 9th
Upcoming Virtual Trainings on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) co-hosted by Maryland Hunger Solutions and Montgomery County Food Council.
Tuesday, 12/1 from 9:30-11am.
Every other Monday, 1:00-2:30pm. Please register in advance.
Learn more about buying local this holiday season!
Join leaders in both agriculture and cybersecurity at the intersection of these two industries to explore emerging opportunities presented by the rise of agtech.
3rd Wednesday of Every Month. The next meeting will be held on December 16th, 9-10:30am.