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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 markets, campus food pantries, and other food initiatives and programs 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 Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Center at shawcenter@montgomerycollege.edu

Mobile Food Market

Mobile Markets provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and other foods to MC students, faculty/staff, and the community at no cost to participants.

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

Mobile Market Dates 

Mobile Markets take place on the following Wednesdays:

Germantown  Campus

Location: Outside the Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard Student Affairs and Science Building (SA)/Bus Circle (Inclement weather: BE Circle)

All dates the Market will be from 10a.m.-12p.m.

September 7
October 5
November 2
November 30
February 1
March 1
March 29
April 26

Rockville Campus

Location: Outside North Garage (NG)

All dates the Market will be from 10a.m.-12p.m.

August 3
September 14
October 12
November 9

December 7
February 8
March 8
April 5
May 3

TP/SS Campus

Location: ST Atrium

All dates the Market will be from 2p.m.-4p.m.

August 10
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 14
February 15
March 22
April 12
May 10

Refueling Stations

Refueling Stations are tabled stations filled with hearty and nutritious snacks for students to get, no questions asked.

Find all the Refueling Stations using the Campus Maps.

Refueling Station Dates 

Refueling Stations are open on the following campuses from noon – 2 p.m.:

Germantown  Campus

Location: SA Atrium

September 13
October 11
November 8
December 5
February 14
March 7
April 11
May 2

Rockville Campus

Location: SC Atrium

September 12
October 10
November 7
December 6
February 13
March 6
April 10
May 1

TP/SS Campus

Location: HC 201

September 15
October 13
November 10
December 8
February 16
March 9
April 13
May 4

Campus Food Pantries

Campus Food Pantries are now open. See the dates and times by opening the accordion.

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: Dr. DeRionne P. Pollard Student Affairs and Science Building, SA149
Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Long Nguyen and Kimmy Duong Student Services Center, SV316
Hours: Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Location: Resource Center (Library), RC105
Hours: 

  • Monday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Fridays: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Pavilion 4 (P4), Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement
Hours: Go to Charlene R. Nunley Student Services Center, ST306, between 8:30 a.m. – 5 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  

Raptors-to-Go Food Lockers

Grocery and hygiene assistance for MC students.

The Montgomery College Raptors-to-Go Food Locker Program offers grocery and hygiene assistance to MC students. Whether you are experiencing food insecurity or using the Food Locker to save money for something else, we’re here as a resource for all students.

All students, credit and non-credit, who are registered for the current semester are able to participate. No financial information is required to determine eligibility.

You will need to complete an information/waiver form. This form requires your MC ID number and some basic demographic information. No financial information is asked. However, an acknowledgement is required for the waiver.

Once you have been determined eligible, you will receive a Food Locker ID number and a window of time to pick up your items.

Food items vary week to week but primarily consist of soup, cereal, pasta and many other nonperishables. There is quite a variety of food represented in limited quantities, such as organic and ethnic foods.

Hygiene products are also available on a limited basis.

Feel free to drop off items to the SHaW Center in SV 316 on the Rockville Campus to support the Raptors-to-Go Food Locker. Thank you for your generosity.

You can also order directly from our Amazon Wish Listnew window and have needed items sent to the Pantry and Food Locker.

To sign up for Raptors-to-Go Food Locker, please register herenew window.

Registration is Limited
If you have any questions about the Raptor Essentials Pantry or Raptors-to-Go Food Locker, please contact Sergio Washington at sergio.washington@montgomerycollege.edunew window or the SHaW Center for Success at shawcenter@montgomerycollege.edu or 240-567-2369.

Community Resources for Food

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

SHARE Food Network Programnew window (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 Foodnew window
301-424-1130
Offers choice pantries and mobile pantries across Montgomery County.
9311 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877

First Baptist Church of Silver Springnew window
301-585-5454
Food provided to families of Montgomery County twice per month.
8915 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910

Celestial Mannanew window
240-350-1456 or 301-915-7538
Contact@CelestialManna.org 
Offers free food to Montgomery County residents.
Contact: Charlie Mann, Monday through Friday 12:30 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. 

How to Give 

Thank you for your interest in supporting the Montgomery College Student Health and Wellness Center for Success. Please visit Montgomery College Foundation for the various ways to give. Or you could have items donated directly to our efforts by purchasing them from our Amazon Wish Listnew window.