Special Ways to Help Those Who Continue to Struggle in September
While life is returning to normal for some people, many in our community continue to experience food insecurity and financial difficulties from the effects of the covid-pandemic and rising costs of living in Montgomery County. MUM continues to serve 150-200 families each week at our Sunday Mobile Food Pantries. Inflation is affecting many in our community and we are also seeing a lot more clients come in for assistance to prevent evictions and utility shut-offs and for help paying for prescription drugs.
Labor Day Food Drive at Safeway
On Labor Day – Monday, September 5, 2022 – the Safeway in Kensington will host a food drive to benefit MUM! Representatives from MUM will be collecting food donations outside the Safeway from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. If you’re interested in volunteering please sign up here. As always, your contributions of non-perishable items will help to feed neighbors in need. Get a reminder of what items are needed here.
Giant Bloomin’ 4 Good
MUM has been selected to receive $1 from every Bloomin’ 4 Good bouquet sold during the month of September 2022 at the Giant Food located at 2900 University Blvd. West in Wheaton! Be sure to pick up a bouquet whenever you shop and support MUM while you beautify your surroundings!
MUM Needs Volunteers!
MUM can always use volunteers to help at our Sunday Mobile Food Pantry sites, in our office (office hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm), at food drives, and at our food storage location. See how you can help here. Support neighbors in need by calling during office hours at 301-929-8675 to volunteer!
Reminder: Changes to Mobile Pantry Schedule
Please let us know if you would like to volunteer to prep the food for Sundays, in the office food pantry or at any of the Sunday Mobile Food Pantries.
Thanks to everyone who supported MUM through the Giant Food Community Bag Program at Arliss Street in Silver Spring during August!
Thanks to everyone who Helped Students Get Ready for Back to School through Macy’s (Wheaton) supply drive in August!
Thanks to all who contributed to our Food Drive at Wheaton Library and Community Center during July! Through this effort we received 622 pounds of food that can now be distributed to neighbors in need!
And thanks to Glenwood Pool in Silver Spring, which collected 250 pounds of food for MUM and donated $2,150 from member contributions and t-shirt sales!
MUM Office Hours
MUM’s office and in-office food pantry are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm. All staff and visitors are still asked to wear masks.
Appointments for assistance with eviction prevention, utility shut-off prevention , and prescription drugs can be made by contacting the MUM office by telephone at 301-929-8675, by fax at 301-929-8234, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.