MUM in Summertime!
Ways to Help MUM this Summer!
Food Drive at Wheaton Library and Community Center. Now through July 12th, stop by Wheaton Library and Community Center to donate non-perishable food to MUM! You can’t miss the display in the lobby – drop off food to support neighbors in need and pick up information about all that MUM does!
Giant Food Community Bag Program – Arliss Street, Silver Spring. We are so excited to share that MUM has been selected to be a part of the Giant Food Community Bag Program, which is designed to make it easy for customers to contribute to their local community while supporting the environment.
For the month of August 2022, each time a reusable $2.50 Community Bag is purchased at the Giant Food located at 8750 Arliss Street, Silver Spring, $1 will be donated to MUM, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag. This is a great way to raise awareness, support the environment and raise funds for MUM.
Let’s get started! We can begin by spreading the news to our friends and family. Call, send emails, and post on social media. The more people who learn about the program and purchase the Community Bag during the month of August, the more money we will raise.
To learn more about this program, please visit giantfood.bags4mycause.com.
Giving to MUM is easy!
Here’s how to make a financial donation: Donations to MUM.
Here’s how you can help by volunteering: Volunteer with MUM.
Update: Changes to Mobile Pantry Schedule
Last month we announced that beginning in July, our Sunday Mobile Pantry schedule would be changing. Note that our mobile pantry will, in fact, distribute food at Wheaton Veterans Park for the last time on July 17. Beginning in August, we will continue to serve neighbors in need on the first, second, and fourth Sunday of every month, as well as in our office. View calendar in English and Spanish.
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.
Taste of Wheaton!
We were delighted to be part of the 2022 Taste of Wheaton on Sunday, June 12 as this fun event returned after two years! Thanks to everyone who turned out that day and supported MUM as we served up beer, wine, cider, and water! It was a beautiful and fun day, and MUM raised approximately $2,700!! Thank you, Wheaton Community, and see you again next year!
Stamp Out Hunger!
Thanks again to our many neighbors who donated 10,911 pounds of food during this year’s Stamp Out Hunger event in May! This is much-needed food that MUM will provide to neighbors in need at our office and mobile food pantries!
Thanks also to the many volunteers who made collection, sorting, and storage of that food possible, and to Thrivent Financial Credit Union, which provided support for those volunteers in the form of refreshments and water, name tags, t-shirts, and more! All of MUM’s work is a group effort and we appreciate everyone’s efforts!
MUM’s office and in-office food pantry are open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm. All staff and visitors are asked to wear masks.
Appointments for assistance with eviction, utilities, 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 email@example.com.