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
Help Sort Food for the Needy on May 14
Here’s a way to serve the Montgomery community and for students to earn service learning hours. On Saturday, May 14, Mid-County United Ministries will be collecting and sorting its biggest food donation of the year at Albert Einstein High School in Kensington. MUM is a beneficiary of the National Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger food drive. On May 14, MUM expects to receive thousands of pounds of donated food from letter carriers for its Wheaton pantry.
MUM needs many volunteers that day to unload food from trucks, and to sort and pack the food for transport to a nearby storage unit. Volunteers can work for an hour or several hours during the event, which starts at 3 p.m. at Einstein and ends at 10 p.m. Students can earn service learning hours for their participation. Click on the link below to go to online registration at SignUpGenius and register as a volunteer. Einstein High School is at 11135 Newport Mill Rd., Kensington, MD 20895. Thanks for serving the community!
Sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0a4bafaa28a1fe3-stamp1
Save the Date for MUM’S Birthday!
On Sat., Oct. 22, 2016, MUM will celebrate 20 years of serving the mid-county community with a gala fundraiser. Friends and supporters of MUM won’t want to miss this very special event starting at 7 p.m. the Silver Spring Civic Building. It's going to be quite a party!
Check back for further information as it’s available. In the meantime, mark Oct. 22 on your calendar for an evening with MUM.
Joseph A. Mattingly, Jr. Food Pantry
No one in our society should go hungry, yet some of our clients do. Our pantry is meant to supplement the food that our clients purchase themselves or obtain from other agencies. In 2006 the Food Pantry was named in memory of a brave Montgomery County police officer, Captain Joseph Mattingly, Jr., whose empathy for struggling families in the community motivated him to want to start 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.
Provide a Bucket of Rice!Help stock MUM’s pantry with a year’s worth of rice—10,000 lbs. A bucket of rice, priced at $30, provides about 25 lbs. of rice. Click on the “Donate Now” tab to donate a bucket or two. The link will take you to MUM“s Rice Bucket Challenge on youcaring.com, a secure crowdfunding site for charitable causes.
We also welcome congregations and community groups that are interested in collecting rice to donate. Contact MUM to receive orange buckets for your rice drive.
Will you take the challenge?
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