Donate FoodDrop off food donations at our pantry during office hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday. read more
Donate TimeVolunteer to work in our food pantry, help with paper work, or help us with fund raising activities. read more
How We HelpMUM provides assistance for:
Utility cutoff prevention/restoration
Referrals to other agencies
Start Celebrating MUM’s Birthday!
We invite you to visit the link below to select a MUM birthday gift to help the needy in our community:
And please don’t forget to save the date—Oct. 22, 2016—to recognize MUM’s 20 years of serving the mid-county community. More details will follow about the fall gala at the Silver Spring Civic Building.
MUM’s Mobile Pantry Rolls
A van stocked with food is visiting area neighborhoods on Sunday afternoons, as MUM launches an initiative to assist lower income residents where they live.
MUM’s Mobile Pantry makes scheduled stops at area churches and neighborhood parking lots every Sunday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. The rented vehicle and volunteers bring nonperishable groceries and fresh produce to lower income residents in MUM’s service area, covering Wheaton, Kensington, parts of Silver Spring and Aspen Hill. Residents who have not previously visited MUM’s pantry in downtown Wheaton can register onsite to receive food.
The nonprofit was pursuing grant funding for a mobile pantry early this year when White received a call from Silver Spring residents William and Mary Gibb. The Gibbs knew of MUM’s work through their involvement with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Kensington and the Kensington Women’s Club. The Gibbs wanted to make a donation of $25,000.
White said the Gibbs’ generous donation “was the turning point on fulfilling a dream.” MUM’s mobile pantry initiative already has drawn recognition as a way to enhance access to food resources, according to a citation from the county’s Emergency Assistance Coalition, a network of human service providers.
White is reaching out to community groups and businesses to recruit volunteers and help refine the mobile pantry’s operation.
Joseph A. Mattingly, Jr. Food Pantry
In 2006, MUM’s pantry was named in memory of the late Capt. Joseph A. Mattingly, Jr., a Montgomery police officer whose compassion for the community motivated him to advocate for a food program. Read more
Poverty Afflicts Many in MUM Area
Mid-County United Ministries serves a large concentration of people living in poverty in Montgomery County. Nearly a quarter of approximately 64,000 people living in poverty in Montgomery reside in MUM's five zip code service area. Two of those zip codes have the highest percentages of people living in poverty among Montgomery's 45 zip codes, according to 2012 Census Bureau data. MUM provides emergency food and financial assistance to residents in 20906, 20902, 20853, 20895 and 20896.