COVID-19: Local Food System Resources

Please find below relevant information about food assistance resources, and opportunities for individuals and organizations to support community needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Resources for Residents:

Food Assistance Resources

  • Food Assistance Resource Map: Location, hours, and eligibility guidelines for 100+ sites in Montgomery County where residents can access food and benefits application assistance.
      • Please note: Hours of operation for providers listed in the Food Assistance Resource Directory are subject to change during the COVID-19 outbreak. Please call ahead for opening hours.
  • Weekend Bag Program: MCPS, Manna Food Center, and Women Who Care Ministries are distributing weekend backpacks with groceries to the families of MCPS students each Friday.
  • SNAP Benefits during COVID-19 Information 
  • Online SNAP Benefits Information
  • Food Assistance Referral Toolkit
  • Call-n-Ride: Taxicab companies can assist program participants with pick-up from grocery, food banks or restaurants and provide contactless delivery to participants’ residence. Please call 301-948-5409.
  • Maryland 2-1-1: The MD Department of Human Services, the MD Department of Disabilities, the Salvation Army, 2-1-1 Maryland, and other partners are collaborating to supplement existing programs for people with disabilities who may be experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic.  To connect with these feeding opportunities, constituents should call 2-1-1.   
  • P-EBT Information

Grocery Resources

Benefits Resources

  • SNAP:
      • All County SNAP enrollment centers are currently closed to the public. However, you can call 240-777-1003 for assistance.
      • Maryland Hunger Solutions Toll-free Phone Line for SNAP Application Assistance Sessions: (1-866-821-5552)
      • Crossroads Farmers Market will match all SNAP purchases without limit from its opening date on 4/15 through the end of May. 
      • SNAP FAQ:
  • WIC:
      • All CCI WIC Centers are closed to the public, however they continue to provide all essential services (appointments, benefits, support services) via phone: 301-762-9426

Prepared Meals

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