Fuel for Success Food Campaign

Nourishing the Mind, Body, and Spirit
Volunteers distributing food at the Mobile Market

It's our mission to ensure that no student goes hungry. Our mobile food markets and campus food pantries are here to help, and there are additional community resources to assist students in need. 

We urge any student who has difficulty accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live, to contact the Dean of Student Affairs on your campus. Furthermore, please notify your professors, if you are comfortable doing so. This will enable the professor to provide any resources that they may possess. We know this can affect your performance in your classes, and Montgomery College is committed to your success. 

Mobile Food Market

The Mobile Market provides fresh fruits, vegetables, and other foods to MC students, faculty/staff, and the community.  The food is distributed on campus at no cost. All you need to do is check the schedule for the campus convenient to you, bring your bags to carry your groceries, and pick up some food.

No proof of eligibility is required. Food is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Mobile Market is a partnership between Montgomery College and the Capital Area Food Bank. If you're interested in volunteering with the Mobile Market, please fill out the volunteer form

2019-2020 Mobile Market Food Distribution Dates

All Mobile Markets take place on Wednesdays. 

Germantown  Campus

Location: Outside the Student Affairs (SA) Building (HT 2nd floor for inclement weather)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • June 12, 2019
  • September 4, 2019
  • October 2, 2019
  • October 30, 2019
  • November 20, 2019
  • February 5, 2020
  • March 4, 2020
  • April 1, 2020
  • April 22, 2020
Rockville Campus

Location: Outside North Garage (1st floor mobile entrance, North Garage for inclement weather)
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  • July 10, 2019
  • September 11, 2019
  • October 9, 2019
  • November 6, 2019
  • December 4, 2019
  • February 12, 2020
  • March 18, 2020
  • April 8, 2020
  • April 29, 2020
TP/SS Campus

Location: Outside Student Services (ST) Building (ST atrium for inclement weather) 
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • August 14, 2019
  • September 18, 2019
  • October 16, 2019
  • November 13, 2019
  • December 11, 2019
  • February 19, 2020
  • March 25, 2020
  • April 15, 2020
  • May 6, 2020

Campus Food Pantries

Prof. Vincent Intondi and Kim McGettigan in the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus food pantry.

Each of the three main campuses has a pantry stocked with snacks, food, personal hygiene products, and household items. As an MC student, you are welcome to pick up a snack to carry you through your next class and to take a few items home.

Location: High Technology (HT) Building, in the hallway near HT300
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Macklin Tower (MT), Room 212
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Location: Commons (CM) 110
Hours: Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Location: Pavilion 4 (P4), Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement 
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The food pantries are continually in need of snack foods as well as nonperishable items that can be taken home. Suggestions are listed below for anyone who would like to donate items.

Canned and Jarred Goods
- Beans, vegetables, fruits, soups, spaghetti sauce, meats, tuna fish, salmon, Vienna sausages, apple sauce, fruit cocktail
- Cooking oil, shortening sticks
- Condiments, such as ketchup, mustard, spices
- Peanut butter, jams, jellies

Dried Goods
- Rice, beans, peas, soup mixes, spaghetti, pasta, parmesan cheese, bread crumbs
- Instant scalloped and mashed potatoes
- Flour, sugar, cake mix, muffin mix, pancakes mix, dried milk, boxes of cereal

Baby Goods 
- Baby formula and baby food
- Bottled and canned beverages

Paper Goods
- Plates, cups, napkins
- Paper towels, tissues
- Toilet paper

Personal Hygiene Products

- Toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss
- Shampoo (hotel samples are perfect)
- Sanitary products
- Soaps, deodorants

Microwaveable, Ready to Eat Food:  

- Individually packaged dinners, meat or vegetarian individual meal servings
- Macaroni and cheese mixes, soups, oatmeal packets
- Breads, rolls, bagels (not more than a day old), potatoes

Snacks
- Dried fruits, raisins, nuts in small packages
- Fruit snacks, Pop Tarts, fruit cups, pudding
- Crackers (small packets of cheese or peanut butter), granola bars, pretzels
- Bags of assorted chips, pretzels, cheese balls, popcorn, etc.

Fresh Fruits
- Apples, oranges, bananas, grapes, pears, peaches, plums

Beverages
- Instant coffee, teabags, sugar, creamer, individual packets of hot chocolate
- Juice boxes
- Bottled water, canned beverages, juices

Cleaning Products
- Laundry detergent, dish soap, cleansers
- Paper and plastic shopping bags

Can Openers  

Community Resources for Food

See the Montgomery County Food Assistance Resource Directorynew window (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.)  for a complete listing of community resources for food. 

  • SHARE Food Network Program (Associated with Catholic Charities and the Knights of Malta). 301-864-3115. For $19 and two volunteer hours, participants can receive a food package valued at $50. 3222 Hubbard Road, Landover, MD 20785.
  • MANNA Food. 301-424-1130. Offers choice pantries and mobile pantries across Montgomery County. 9311 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 
  • First Baptist Church of Silver Spring. 301-585-5454. Food provided to families of Montgomery County twice per month. 8915 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • HELP Food Pantries. 301-294-4888. Three day food supply provided once per month. Various locations throughout Montgomery County, including Bethesda, Damascus, Germantown, Olney, and Rockville
  • Celestial Manna. 240-350-1456. Offers free food to Montgomery County residents Contact: Charlie Mann, Monday - Friday 12:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. 

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