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. CCI Health & Wellness Services administers the WIC Program at 4 clinics in Montgomery County. For more information, visit www.cciweb.org, call your local WIC Center at 301-762-9426 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 24

Food System Advocacy Community Call

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Jan 27

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training

Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Training

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feb 2-april 6

Beginning Farmer Training Course

10-week course, meeting every Thursday evening from 7:00pm-8:30pm from February 2 through April 6, 2023.

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Feb 2

Sustainability Collaborative Launch Meeting

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Feb 3

Montgomery County Grants Nonprofit Feedback Session

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Feb 13

Food Security Community Call

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Feb 16

Increased Local Food Procurement Policy Priority Working Group Launch

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Feb 23

6th ANNUAL MoCo Food Producer Forum, Thurs, Feb 23, 9:30-12:30 at Ag History Farm Park (with lunch!)

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Mar 7

Equitable & Affordable Land Access for Food Production Policy Priority Working Group Launch

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