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

Oct 22

City of Takoma Park, Request for Proposal & Informational Meeting

The City of Takoma Park is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals (RFP) for services to reduce food insecurity for disadvantaged or underserved populations of individuals and families residing in the City of Takoma Park.

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Oct 24

Healthcare Resources For You, Your Family and Your Community

The American Muslim Senior Society is holding a series of Town Hall Discussions to examine and address the impact of COVID-19.

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Oct 25

Food Security Community Call

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

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Oct 26

Food Education Working Group Meeting

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

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Oct 26

Hunter College NYC Food Policy Center: Measuring Food Insecurity

Measuring food insecurity is critical for developing food assistance programs; evaluating nutrition, health, and development initiatives; and informing food policy across sectors.

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Oct 26th, Nov 23rd

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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Oct 26

MoCo Made Happy Hour

Enjoy local beers from Silver Branch and sample products from Montgomery county businesses while mingling with local Community members!

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Oct 28

Transforming Food Systems through Advocacy: Community Leadership in Policy Change

This two-part series aims to equip nonprofit and community partners with actionable strategies to engage elected officials on key food policy issues at the municipal, county, and state levels.

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Nov 1, 4, 10, 19

Four-Part Virtual Listening Series for the Fairland & Briggs Chaney Master Plan

The Montgomery County Planning Department, part of The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC) invites the community to attend a four-part virtual listening series on the Fairland and Briggs Chaney Master Plan.

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Nov 2

Environmental Impact Working Group Meeting

The first Tuesday of the month from 9:30AM-11AM via Zoom.

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Nov 3

Conversations on Food Justice: The Significant and Far-Reaching Impact of the Criminal Justice System in America

Webinar hosted by No Kid Hungry and

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Nov 3-4

2021 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit

The Alliance to End Hunger presents the 2021 Hunger Free Communities Virtual Summit!

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Nov 4

Virtual Training: Fresh Produce 101

Join us for a virtual training: Fresh Produce 101
Thursday, November 4th from 11:00am - 12:00pm.

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Nov 17

Food Economy Working Group Meeting

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

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Nov 17-18

2021 Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference

The Agriculture Law Education Initiative’s (ALEI) annual Agricultural and Environmental Law Conference.

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