Help us help the hungry in Montgomery County. Our County is among the wealthiest in the nation, yet 16.3% of the children in the County are food insecure, more than any other county in Maryland.Food donations will be collected on all buses. Receive a free ride each time you donate. More importantly, help us feed the hungry in our community. All donations go to Manna Food and needy area families, including the disabled, seniors and the working poor. To show our thanks, you ride free with a donation.
- Chevy Chase: Thursdays, February 9 – April 13, 2017
- Gaithersburg: Wednesdays, February 8 – April 12, 2017
- Germantown: Mondays, February 6 – April 17, 2017
- Kensington Park: Fridays, February 10 – April 14, 2017
- Long Branch: Wednesdays and Saturdays, February 8 – April 15, 2017
- Olney : Thursdays, February 9 – April 13, 2017
- Poolesville: Fridays, February 10 – April 14, 2017
- Silver Spring: Tuesdays, February 7 – April 18, 2017
- Twinbrook: Tuesdays, February 7 – April 18, 2017
Montgomery County Police, Non-Emergency: (301) 279-8000
The Montgomery County Emergency Eviction Prevention service provides assistance to evicted families. For help or more information, contact 240-777-3075.
SNAP benefits supplements the grocery budget for low income families and individuals. Many people who receive Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA) and Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP) are also eligible to receive Food Stamps. To see if you meet the eligibility requirements for Maryland’s Food Supplement Program (FSP), click here
For more information, contact the Montgomery County Recreation department at 240-777-6840.
FYI-Programs in our Community
So What Else: Taste and Wellness Curricula provides a variety of programs to students in the county to teach them about the many different ways they can get outside, get active, and stay healthy.
Stay safe this month, and all summer, by minimizing sun exposure and taking precautions against dangerous summer weather. Summer storms can threaten the safety of individuals and can cause damage to homes. During a severe storm, stay indoors. Prepare ahead of time by stocking up on non-perishable food and water if the storm is expected to cause power outages or last several days. When possible, do not drive during storms. If driving is necessary, follow road signs, speed limits, and as always, wear a seatbelt. Do not go in pools or bodies of water during a storm.
If visiting or joining a swimming pool or swim club this summer, ensure that children that do not know how to swim are never left alone, even in a “baby pool” area and even when lifeguards are on duty. Adults that do not know how to swim should stay in areas where they can stand.
During periods of extreme or excessive heat, drink water and stay in air-conditioned areas when possible. When outdoors, wear light-colored and lightweight clothing and wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses if possible.
For an emergency safety threat, call 911.
Learn how to protect your home against safety threats by visiting Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Services “Safety First” tips.