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Free food pantries and grocery programs in Montgomery County Maryland.

Find free food pantries, soup kitchens and food banks that help low-income families and struggling people in Montgomery County. There are a number of places that run these programs, including local churches, churches as well as government affiliated agencies, with many pantries open for for an emergency. Find where to get free food near you in Montgomery County MD below as well as a holiday food baskets, hygiene supplies and other stuff.

Listed below are locations and phone numbers of a variety of free food distribution centers, including some with drive thru pantries. Many of the centers do have restrictions or limited hours. For example, individuals may receive free food once a month or so. Some of the Montgomery County centers may also provide such items as diapers, Ensure for seniors and baby formula, which may occasionally be available. Other pantries may serve holiday meals, including free Thanksgiving or Christmas turkeys or offer personal hygiene supplies.

When a low income family has been approved for groceries, both perishable and non-perishable food will sometimes be offered. Note that some free food pantries may require a referral from a charity or government agency before each visit. There are also food stamp applications from Maryland DHS.

Locate free food banks and distribution centers in Montgomery County for help

Faith Community Baptist Church
Location - 13618 Layhill Road, Silver Spring Maryland, 20906. Church phone number - 301-460-8188
Meals, groceries, and perishable items can be offered by this church.

Catholic Charities, Montgomery County Center
12247 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton MD 20902. Telephone number - 301-942-1790
The not-for profit Catholic Charities can administer a number of social service programs for the low income, unemployed, and other Montgomery County Maryland families who are struggling. Among the resources offered is a free food pantry or thrift store. They also offer basic needs such as household supplies, soap, and serve Christmas meals. Locate free food programs from Catholic Charities Montgomery County MD.

Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington
501 Sligo Avenue, Silver Spring Maryland, 20910. Dial 301-585-6556




Spanish Catholic Center, DC and Montgomery County
1618 Monroe Street NW, Washington DC, 20010. Dial 202-939-2400
Also serves the neighboring areas in Maryland too. People of all backgrounds and nationalities can receive food, groceries, and other perishable items. Programs are available to Spanish and non-English speakers.

Interfaith Works
Location - 114 West Montgomery Avenue, Rockville MD, 20850-421. Main phone umber - 301-762-8682
A free emergency food banks is on site. The client choice center has groceries such as Peanut Butter, bread, sausage, tuna, canned chick end other supplies.

Manna Food Center - This is the primary food bank for Montgomery County. They have a large number of food pantries and distribution locations across the region, and partner with charities, churches, local businesses and other agencies. the main location is 9311 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, with affiliates below. Call (301) 424-1130

  • Long Branch Center - 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • St. Camillus Church - Address: 1600 Camillus Drive
    Silver Spring, Maryland 20903
  • Gaithersburg Family Service Agency - Location of food pantry - 602 Diamond Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Dial (301) 840-2000
  • East County Center - 3330 Briggs Chaney Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20904

Spanish Catholic Center, Gaithersburg
Food pantry address - 201 East Diamond Avenue Suite 203, Gaithersburg MD, 20877. Number - 301-740-2523
As with the other center above, people of all backgrounds can receive food, groceries, and other items for free.

Nourish Now
1111 Taft St, Rockville, MD, 20850. Call (240) 994-1119

St. John's Norwood Episcopal Church
B-CC Rescue Squad 5020 Battery Lane, Bethesda, MD, 20814. Dial (301) 654-7767





Luther Rice Neighborhood Center
801 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD, 20901. Dial (301) 593-1130

Beltway Church of Christ
Church address - 6000 Davis Boulevard, Camp Springs Maryland, 20746 . Call the food bank at 301-423-2320
Hot meals, including at Thanksgiving and Christmas, are served to the homeless and Montgomery County families living in poverty. This is in addition to the free food bank.

Salvation Army, Montgomery County
Address is 20021 Aircraft Drive, Germantown MD, 20874. Dial 301-515-5354.
This is one of the leading social service agencies. They have an onsite food pantry, offer meals, thrift store, and other aid. A free soup kitchen feeds the homeless and poor in Montgomery County MD, including people with no money. Case managers will help families apply for SNAP food stamps, they offer support to seniors and single moms, and help feed the working poor. Get free groceries, toilet paper, snacks for students, infant formula for single moms and more.

Good Fight of Faith Evangelist Ministries, Inc.
Address: 900 Ednor Rd., Silver Spring, MD, 20905. Phone Number:  (623) 688-7864

Women Who Care Ministries
Location is 19642 Club House Road Ste. 620, Montgomery Village, MD, 20886. Dial (301) 651-1918

Colonial Baptist Church
Location - 9411 Liberty Road, Randallstown MD, 21133. Dial 410-655-1080
A free food bank is on site. Based on donations, they have items such as fresh produce, meats, pasta or rice, and shelf-stable groceries to families. Holiday food boxes are offered to the low-income, seniors or disabled people.

Empowering Believers Apostolic Church - Rock Stewart Ministry
Address is 7566 East Howard Road, Glen Burnie Maryland, 21060 . Call the church at 410-761-9272

Islamic-American Zakat Foundation
Location - 4641 Montgomery Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone number is (301) 907-0997
The non-profit helps regardless of religion. Fruits, vegetable, food for certain diets, and other items are provided.

First African Methodist Episcopal Church of Gaithersburg
17620 Washington Grove Lane, Gaithersburg, MD, 20877. Call (252) 916-7800





Montgomery County Muslim Foundation
811 Russell Ave, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879. Main number is (301) 793-2775

MUM (Mid-County United Ministries)
Address: 11002 Veirs Mill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20902. Dial (301) 929-8675
The charity will try to meet basic needs. Montgomery County senior can apply for Meals on Wheels. There are also free paper goods for the home, bags of groceries, and other assistance provided.

Adventist Community Services
Address is 501 Sligo Ave., Silver Spring, Maryland 20910. Phone number is (301) 585-6556
A free pantry is on site. There is also a SNAP Outreach team to help the working poor, unemployed and others get an EBT card.

Gaithersburg HELP
Address: 301 Muddy Branch Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20878. Phone number -  (301) 216-2510
Hundreds of lower income families call the service each month. There is a free drive thru pantry, Meals on Wheels in Montgomery County, fresh fruit or vegetables meat and more. They also help with applications to SNAP food stamps, USDA commodities and other government aid. More on the Gaithersburg HELP assistance programs for the low-income.

Echoes from the Streets at Silver Spring Church of God
2106 Linden Ln, Silver Spring, MD 20910. Call the food pantry as well as soup kitchen at (301) 570-5657 or (301) 608-9597

Compassion Ministries Food Bank Program at Christian Life Center
Address is 3154 Green Valley Rd, Ijamsville, MD 21754. Phone: (301) 926-3761
The faith based charity feeds children during the summer, gives boxes of canned or fresh food to families living in poverty, and has goods for single moms and the disabled among others.

Allen Chapel AME Church Outreach Ministry
2518 Fairland Road, Silver Spring, MD, 20904. Main phone: (301) 879-9232
A free emergency food pantry is at the charity as well as a soup kitchen. Get pre-packaged breakfast, lunch and dinner meals for children and families.

Kingdom Fellowship AME Church (MOCO)
11710 Beltsville Drive, Silver Spring, MD, 20904. Call (301) 679-1100

Inwood House
10921 Inwood Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 20902. Dial (301) 649-6595

Church of The Redeemer of Gaithersburg
19425 Woodfield Road, Gaithersburg, MD, 20879. Maine number is (240) 238-1576

Guru Nanak Foundation of America (GNFA)
12917 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD, 20904. Call (301) 728-7138

St. Luke Evangelical Lutheran Church
Address of the food bank - 9100 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone number - (301) 588-4363







HELP - This is a regional referral service. Whether someone needs to apply to Senior Brown Bag or SNAP food stamps, government and charity programs are run. They can also refer families to financial aid, job placement, and other social services.

  • Wheaton HELP - (301) 585-4357
  • Rockville FISH/HELP - (301) 564-0800
  • Bethesda families can dial (301) 294-4888
  • Damascus HELP Phone: (301) 253-4100
  • WUMCO - (301) 972-8481

Additional free food assistance near you in Montgomery County MD

There are other charities, churches, and drive thru pantries, Feeding America resources in the county as well as government benefit programs. Whether a senior citizen needs information on Commodity Supplemental Food Program or Meals on Wheels, or a working poor family needs a free box of food or applications to SNAP or free school lunches, assistance is arranged. Dial 410.737.8282 or 202.644.9800 for referrals.


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