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. Additional details can be found in English and Spanish on the Montgomery County Government’s COVID-19 Food Resources Information Portal. 

(Información en Español)

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Resources for Residents:

Food Assistance Resources

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 P-EBT up to $50, in addition to matching SNAP and WIC checks and cards!
      • SNAP FAQ:
  • WIC:
      • All CCI WIC Centers remain closed to the public, however they continue to provide all essential services (appointments, benefits, support services) via phone: 301-762-9426

Prepared Meals

How to Help:

  • Review the Food Assistance Provider Needs spreadsheet to find out what providers near you may need in terms of food, funds, and supplies. Most providers are also accepting financial donations electronically.
  • Reach out to info@mocofoodcouncil.org with specific offers to be connected with a community partner (i.e., if you have food or supplies that can be donated)
  • Visit the Volunteer Center website for opportunities to provide hands-on assistance

Additional Resources:

Multilingual assistance:

  • Spanish: Si usted necesita asistencia en español, por favor comuníquese con el Centro de Recursos para Inmigrantes Gilchrist al 240-777-4940.
  • Amharic: በአማርኛ አገልግሎቱን ማግኘት ከፈለጉ, እባክዎት ብርቱካን አስረስን ከቴስ የማህበረሰብ ድርጊት ማእከል በ240-773-8252 ይደዉሉ ወይም ኢሜል ይላኩላት   Birtucan.Assres@montgomerycountymd.gov.
  • Chinese: 如果您需要中文帮助,请联系亚裔美国人健康促进协会。 电话号码:240-777-4517 或 Elsa.Lau@montgomerycountymd.gov
  • Vietnamese: Nếu quý vị cần sự hỗ trợ bằng tiếng Việt xin liên lạc Hội ái hữu người Việt hoặc hội Việt Mỹ (AVA) tại số Điện thoại 301-588-6862.
  • French/French-Creole: Si vous avez besoin d’aide en Français ou Haitien-Creole, veuillez appeler Caribbean Help Center au 301-593-6922.
  • Korean: 한국어 도움이 필요 하시면, 아시아계 미국인 보건계획부 (Asian American Health Initiative) 240-773-1105 또는 이메일 Sophia.Yoon@montgomerycountymd.gov 로 문의 하십시오.

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