Food Assistance / Food Pantry

Food Assistance

Food Assistance

Hunger is unfortunately an all too common problem for those working hard to make ends meet. To address hunger, MUM stocks a food pantry at our office location and operates a mobile food pantry which serves clients in the communities where they live.

Emergency Food Assistance

As of January 2, 2024, our office food pantry will be closed on Tuesdays. See below for schedule.

No one in our communities should go hungry, yet some of our clients are facing food insecurity. MUM's office and mobile food distributions supplement our clients' food budgets with nonperishable items such as cereal, rice, beans, pasta, canned meats, soup, vegetables, and fruit as well as fresh produce such as potatoes, onions, greens, bananas, and more when available. Food is available every 30 days per household to clients living in Montgomery County.

MUM offers two food pantry options:

1. MUM Food Pantry

The office food pantry is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 12pm and 1pm to 3pm. Appointments preferred, walk-ins accepted.

The office food pantry is closed on Tuesdays. Please visit:

Hughes United Methodist Church
10700 Georgia Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20902
Open every Tuesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
*Face mask MANDATORY
*Bring ID and grocery bags

2. MUM Mobile Food Pantry

MUM's mobile food distribution serves people on the first Sunday of each month:

Aspen Hill Christian Church
13501 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20906
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Qualifications for Food assistance:

  • Recipients must be Montgomery County residents and proof of identity and residency is required, such as:
    • Driver's License with current address shown
    • Utility bill in the name of the applicant with their current address shown

Note: MUM also provides referrals to Manna Food Center