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
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Delivering Food for the Needy Through the Annual Stamp Out Hunger Campaign
A community effort inspired by the Letter Carriers' Stamp Out Hunger drive produced tens of thousands of pounds of food for Wheaton and Silver Spring pantries in a fast-moving operation on Sat., May 13 and Sun. May 14. MUM coordinated with six post offices in Silver Spring, Wheaton and Kensington to pick up food donated by residents as part of the 25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger drive sponsored by the National Association of Letter Carriers. Volunteers with vans and trucks brought loads of non-perishable food to a staging area set up at Newport Mill Middle School in Kensington, where it was sorted and stored by dozens more volunteers.
In addition to MUM's food pantry in Wheaton, pantries operated by area churches including Luther Rice Memorial Baptist Church, Oak Chapel United Methodist Church and St. Luke Lutheran Church also received food.
Area businesses that assisted the operation with volunteers, trucks and food for workers deserve our thanks for helping make the operation successful. They include IHOP Wheaton, Enterprise Truck Rental of Gaithersburg and Chick-fil-A of Rockville, Acorn Self-Storage of Kensington is also a longtime supporter of MUM's pantry housed at the Mid-County Regional Services Center in Wheaton. Dedicated community volunteers made the operation move swiftly. The end result will be that food donated by the community will go back into the community, assisting those in need. Thank you!
Save The Date!!!!
Our 2017 Annual Fundraiser will be held on October 28, 2017. See how you can help us here.
MUM Launched Mobile Pantry
MUM launched a mobile pantry, in July 2016, as a result of a gift from generous local donors. The pantry serves neighborhoods in the mid-county area. Read more about it in the FY 2016 Annual Report.
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.