• Donors Fill MUM’s Pantry
  • MUM Works With Capital Area Food Bank
  • MUM Marches Against Hunger


Provide a Bucket of Rice!

Help stock MUM’s pantry with a year’s worth of rice—10,000 lbs. A bucket of rice, priced at $30, provides about 25 lbs. of rice. Click on the “Donate Now” tab to donate a bucket or two. The link will take you to MUM“s Rice Bucket Challenge on youcaring.com, a secure crowdfunding site for charitable causes.

Will you take the challenge?

MUM is a Partner Agency with Capital Area Food Bank Since 2011, MUM has been a partner agency with the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), the Washington region’s largest nonprofit combating hunger.

Founded in 1980, CAFB annually distributes 42 million pounds of food to more than 500,000 people struggling with hunger. The food bank works through a network that includes MUM as one of 500 partner agencies in the greater Washington region.

MUM continues to ask congregations, schools, civic groups and businesses in Wheaton, Kensington and Aspen Hill for food drives and donations of nonperishable groceries to help fill the shelves at MUM’s pantry in downtown Wheaton. MUM turns to CAFB for discounted food purchases when local donations don’t cover demand for emergency food.

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MUM & Friends at Wheaton’s Summer Concerts

Wheaton Friday Nights

MUM volunteers and Wheaton Target team members are helping residents enjoy outdoor summer music and movies every Friday evening in Wheaton. MUM operates a concession stand selling snacks and drinks, including beer and wine, starting at 7 p.m. in the Wheaton Triangle. It’s part of the TGIF Summer Series hosted by downtown Wheaton through August. Check it out!

Super Stamp Out Hunger!

volunteers organizing food   postal worker pushing cart full of donated food

Huge thanks go to area letters and community volunteers for helping bring thousands of pounds of donated food to MUM's pantry in Wheaton. Volunteers gathered at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington to sort and pack food collected by letter carriers as part of the National Stamp Out Hunger drive on May 14.

MUM Annual Report Shows More Households Helped

The number of households served by Mid-County United Ministries, Inc. (MUM) in FY 2015 rose nearly 18 percent over the previous year, according to MUM’s newly published annual report.

The report shows that MUM assisted 1,332 households in its five-zip-code service area during the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2015. That’s an increase of 200 households over the previous budget year.

MUM’s emergency financial and food assistance in FY 2015 is valued at $155,277. That’s 19 percent greater than the $130,210 in assistance distributed by MUM in FY 2014.

MUM steps in to help families and individuals deal with evictions, utility cutoffs and the cost of prescription medicines. MUM also operates a food pantry that in FY 2015 distributed 81,832 lbs. of nonperishable groceries to its clients.

For the full report, click here.

Calling All Schools!

School food drives are an important way MUM keeps its Wheaton pantry stocked with nutritious groceries for our clients. MUM invites school groups in our service area to collect nonperishable food items to fill our pantry shelves. MUM can provide shopping lists and collection bins. The food goes to neighbors in need in zip codes 20853, 20895, 20896, 20902 and 20906. Contact MUM at (301) 929-8675 or via e-mail at office@mumhelp.org.

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MUM Receives Souper Bowl Donations

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MUM Joins Captial Area Food Bank

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College Students Help MUM Over Spring Break

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