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
Jan 30-March 20
Montgomery County Master Gardeners are offering three free gardening presentations in Spanish via Zoom!
First Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.
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".
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
Every other Monday, 1:00 to 2:00 or 2:30pm. Please register in advance.
Third Wednesday of each month, 9-10:30am via Zoom.
Register now for a Basic Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) training, open exclusively to Montgomery County farmers!
4th Tuesday of each month, 9:30-11am via Zoom.
Mar 25, Apr 1, Apr 8
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.
April 27, July 27th, Oct 26th
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.