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
Get Wet With SCUBA Santa!
The 16th annual SCUBA Santa event is scheduled for Sun., Dec. 4 to raise food and cash donations for MUM. Participants can get their photo taken underwater with SCUBA Santa from noon to 4 p.m. at the Olney Aquatic Swim Center, at Georgia Avenue and Emory Lane, 3 miles south of Olney. Attendees are asked to bring a swimsuit and a nonperishable food or cash donation for MUM. For more information about this fun holiday event, call 301-938-6220 or email ScubaSanta@ScubaAdventure.org.
MUM Celebrates a Milestone
MUM’s 20th Anniversary and Fall Fundraiser brought together MUM supporters for a gala evening at the Silver Spring Civic Building on Oct. 22. The event featured a silent auction, food by Hollywood East Cafe, music by local group BGD+, video history of MUM and awards presented to individuals and community groups that support MUM's mission. It was a great gathering for a good cause!
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.
Join Hunger March On Sun., Nov. 20
MUM’s 13th annual Hunger March is scheduled for Nov. 20, the Sunday before Thanksgiving, to raise awareness about hunger in our community.
Marchers will gather in the parking lot of the Presbyterian Church of the Atone, 10613 Georgia Ave., at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 20. Participants will walk three-quarters of a mile along Georgia Avenue to the Mid-County Regional Services Center, 2424 Reedie Dr. in Wheaton, where MUM's pantry and offices are located.
We invite community groups, students, and congregations to bring signs, banners and bags of groceries, which will got to MUM’s pantry. Students can earn service learning hours for participating in the march. Turkeys are distributed to MUM clients who sign up beforehand and join the march.
Let’s honor Thanksgiving by making sure everyone has a seat at the table!
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 mobile pantry’s operation for its pilot year is being supported through a donation from Silver Spring residents William and Mary Gibb. Residents interested in visiting the mobile pantry should call MUM offices at 301-929-8675 to learn the upcoming schedule of Sunday afternoon locations.