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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 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 Student Health and Wellness (SHaW) Center at shawcenter@montgomerycollege.edu. Furthermore, please notify your professors if you are comfortable in doing so. This will enable the professor to provide any resources that they may possess. We know this can affect performance in your classes and Montgomery College is committed to your success.

Mobile Food Market

Mobile Markets are running on a reduced schedule due to the coronavirus situation. See the Food Assistance Provider Resources List (PDF, Get Adobe Acrobat PDF Reader.-Link opens in new window.) for help. 

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 Food Distribution Dates and Guidelines

  • Please follow staff's onsite instruction.
  • When you arrive on campus, THERE IS NO NEED FOR YOU TO EXIT YOUR VEHICLE.
  • One Box Per Vehicle.
  • You will not be serviced if you are not wearing a mask.
  • Staff will ask demographic information and hand you produce. Exit the distribution area upon receipt.
  • Masks are required at all times during the distribution. We will adhere to social distance guidelines and make every effort to remain at least 6 feet away from others.

2020-2021 Mobile Market Dates 

Mobile markets take place on the following Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.:

Germantown  Campus

Location: Outside the Student Affairs Building (SA)/Bus Circle (Inclement weather: BE Circle)

October 7, 2020
November 4, 2020
December 2, 2020
February 3, 2021
March 3, 2021
March 31, 2021
April 28, 2021

Rockville Campus

Location: North Garage

September 16, 2020
October 14, 2020
November 11, 2020
December 9, 2020
February 10, 2021
March 10, 2021
April 7, 2021
May 5, 2021

TP/SS Campus

Location: East Garage

September 23, 2020
October 21, 2020
November 18, 2020
December 16, 2020
February 17, 2021
March 17, 2021
April 14, 2021
May 12, 2021

Campus Food Pantries

Campus food pantries are closed while campus access is restricted due to COVID-19. Check this page for updates. 

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 a.m.–5 p.m.

Location: To be announced

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

Location: Pavilion 4 (P4), Institute for Race, Justice, and Civic Engagement 
Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday, 2 p.m.–4 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 Directory (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 through Friday 12:30 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. 

Find additional social services available in the community. 

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