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 240-777-1003 for more information from DHHS, or visit myDHR for SNAP eligibility and online applications. 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 email@example.com