MUM Needs Volunteers!
MUM can always use volunteers to help at our Sunday Mobile Food Pantry sites, in our office (office hours Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 am to 4 pm), at food drives, and at our storage location. See how you can help here. Support neighbors in need by calling during office hours at 301-929-8675 to volunteer!
Giant Food Community Bag Program – Arliss Street, Silver Spring
As announced in July, we are excited that MUM has been selected to be a part of the Giant Food Community Bag Program! For the month of August, when you purchase a reusable $2.50 Community Bag at the Giant Food located at 8750 Arliss Street, Silver Spring, $1 is donated to MUM, unless otherwise directed by the customer through the Giving Tag
Please head over to the Arliss Street Giant, get yourself a reusable Community Bag, and share this news with family and friends as well. The Community Bags are located on displays around the store and at the checkout. We are confident that with the help of our dedicated supporters, MUM will really benefit!
For more information about the program, please visit giantfood.bags4mycause.com.
Help Students Get Ready for Back to School!
Macy’s Wheaton (11160 Veirs Mill Road, Silver Spring MD 20902) is helping kids in the community in partnership with MUM! Now through August 27, you can drop off donations at Macy’s and MUM will distribute those donations to neighbors in need. So stop by and drop off – backpacks, pens, pencils, calculators, notebooks, glue, rulers, folders, arts and crafts supplies, and more!
U-Haul Funds Help Offset MUM’s Transportation Costs
Each Sunday MUM rents a U-Haul cargo van to bring food to our mobile food pantry sites. U-Haul has just awarded MUM a $300 certificate to alleviate the cost of the van rentals. Last year, U-Haul supported us with a donation, and we are grateful that they have once again provided funds to MUM. When corporate and community partners help us address our expenses, we can allocate more dollars toward direct client help, like food costs. MUM appreciates this continued support from U-Haul.
Reminder: Changes to Mobile Pantry Schedule
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 delivery locations and dates (English | En Eespañol).
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 all who contributed to our Food Drive at Wheaton Library and Community Center during July! Through this effort we raised food that can now be distributed to neighbors in need!
And thanks to Glenwood Pool, located at 10012 Gardiner Avenue in Silver Spring, which hosted a food drive, and donated proceeds from their t-shirt sales and collecting food to MUM.
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 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.