Giant Food Supports MUM

We are excited to share that MUM has been selected as a recipient of two Giant Food initiatives this summer! For the month of August, the Giant Food at 8750 Arliss St. in Silver Spring chose MUM to be the beneficiary of their Community Bag Program. MUM will receive $1 each time a reusable Community Bag is purchased at this location. So spread the word to family and friends and stop by this Giant location during the month of August and pick up a Community Bag. The more people who learn about the program and purchase a Community Bag, the more money MUM will raise for our neighbors in need.

In July, the Giant Food in Wheaton chose MUM as the beneficiary of their Bloomin’ 4 Good Program, which was created to fight hunger in the local community. With each purchase of a Bloomin’ 4 Good Bouquet during the month of July, the Wheaton Giant donated $1 to MUM.

We’re grateful to Giant Food for their support. To learn more about their community programs, visit their website,

MUM’s choice pantry at the office location remains closed for now and we continue to provide food exclusively through our mobile operations. Total visits for food assistance have increased more than 75% over the past fiscal year. Our mobile pantry operates on first through fourth Sundays, serving the Wheaton, Kensington, Rockville, Aspen Hill, and Silver Spring areas (English | Spanish). Mobile Pantry hours are 2pm – 4pm. In case of inclement weather on a Mobile Pantry Sunday please call 301-929-8675 for updates.

MUM’s office continues to be open by appointment for those needing assistance with eviction, utilities, and prescription drug purchase. Appointments can be made by contacting the MUM office by telephone at 301-929-8675, by fax at 301-929-8234, or by email at

Your continued support of MUM remains vital. Your donations are needed now as much as ever, we all work to figure out what the future looks like. Giving to MUM is easy! Please consider helping now to allow MUM to continue its work! Here’s how to make a financial donation.

You can also help by volunteering! See how here.

Another way to support neighbors in need is by purchasing baby supplies. See the MUM wish list on Amazon.

Thanks again to Giant Food and to donors like you who support MUM’s work in so many ways!