COVID-19: Food Assistance Provider Resources

Please see the Food Council’s Food Assistance Provider Tracking Document for the most updated list of COVID-19 procedures and provider needs. Please update your entry on a weekly basis by sending an email to Amanda Nesher (anesher@mocofoodcouncil) 

  • Food 
    • Fresh produce can be picked up from Coosemans DC, located in the Maryland Food Center in Jessup. Please email Jessica Weiss at growingSOULorg@gmail.com
 or text her at 301-537-7422 (301-JESSICA) if interested
    • Community Food Drives & Donations
    • Community Food Rescue
    • MCPS School Meals Distribution locations – please refer any participants with children to this program to ensure families are receiving as much food as they can at this time
    • Please contact Elaine Chang-Baxter (Elaine_L_Chang-Baxter@mcpsmd.org; MCPS Partnerships Unit)
 regarding financial needs as they relate to feeding students
  • Sanitizing Equipment 
    • Sanitation and hygiene supplies from the County- may become available in the future
    • Log resource requests through WebEOC to the OEMHS – https://forms.gle/yAg3MUXBXoLWDnUe9
    • Twin Valley Distillers is selling hand sanitizer
    • Pat Drumming reported finding gloves for sale at Shop Rite on 3/23
  • Non-food resources
    • Bags for pre-packed food distribution
      • Aldi
      • Takoma Park Silver Spring Co-op
      • 
Uline is delivering 1000 paper and 1000 plastic bags to Saint Luke Lutheran on Tuesday, 3/24. Please call (800) 295-5510
    • SNAP Applications: Maryland Hunger Solutions has a toll-free number for providing support enrolling residents in SNAP 1-866-821-5552

    • Please reach out to Netta Squires (netta.squires@montgomerycountymd.gov) from OEMHS if items are needed for special populations (e.g. diapers, baby food, educational supplies for schoolchildren). OEMHS has activated CERT in support of the mission to deliver food and other essential supplies to special populations. The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.
    • Diapers: The Greater DC Diaper Bank is looking for food assistance partners in Montgomery County to partner with for diaper distributions. Please contact Corinne Cannon at ccannon@greaterdcdiaperbank.org, 202-656-8503 for more information or if interested.
  • Volunteers 
    • Capital Area Food Bank and Manna Food Center have forms available for volunteers to complete 
    • Please update entries on the Volunteer Center website as per their COVID-19 response instructions. 
(Agencies can add requests for donations as well as volunteers on the Volunteer Center website as “opportunities.” Volunteer Center team can help get these things posted on your behalf; please contact molly.callaway@montgomerycountymd.gov)
    • Netta Squires with OEMHS can also help with providing volunteers from the CERT team (please see above)
    • Guidelines on keeping volunteers safe and healthy
  • Communications
    • County COVID-19 Hotline Number: 240 777 1755
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The Faith Community Advisory Council’s newsletter is sent out periodically with resources for faith communities.  Please send updates on resources available and needs that may be met by faith communities. Send to mmkaseman@gmail.com