FOOD ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
USG Grover Essentials
USG has developed an on-site resource to increase food access and promote wellness at USG. Grover Essentials was opened at the end of August 2018 to provide supplemental food and basic necessities that we hope will contribute to the well-being and success of our community. USG recognizes that food insecurity and hunger is prevalent on college campuses and can have a negative impact on physical, mental, and emotional health. All members of the USG Community with a valid USG ID are welcome to visit on a weekly basis. First-time visitors will be asked to complete an anonymous survey and sign a liability waiver.
Mobile Market is a program supported by the Capital Area Food Bank (CAFB), who provides fresh seasonal fruits, vegetables, and other food items at zero cost for distribution to the campus and the local community. USG will host a Mobile Market from 11am-1pm on select Mondays each month. All you need to do is stop by Lot 5 (visitor’s parking lot), bring grocery bags and pick up some food. Montgomery College Mobile Market dates, times and locations can be found here.
SNAP (Food Stamps)
The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) provides monthly financial benefits to eligible households (all persons in a residence who purchase and prepare food on a regular basis) to supplement their food purchase budget. Eligibility is based upon household size and income. Benefits are not intended to cover total monthly food expenses but are designed to be a supplement to the food budget. U.S. citizenship is a requirement of the program but non-citizens with “qualified immigrant” status may also meet eligibility requirements. A signed application and interview is required in order to receive benefits. Specific information on eligibility is available at the local office.
To Complete an Application
For Locations and More Information
MANNA Food Center Inc.
MANNA provides food at no cost to Montgomery County residents (must have an ID) through various distribution centers. In order to obtain food you must have an income of less than $76,000 a year for a family of four or less than $36,000 for a single person. You can obtain food once every 30 days. You can get serviced in both English and Spanish.
Location & Contact Information:
9311 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg MD, 20877
To register please call (301) 424-1130.
Food Bank Network
They provide food through various locations in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland. This is the organization that provides food to people through the Montgomery College Mobile Market. You check out their website and input your zip code to find more food assistance resources near you. They also provide you with a list of other social services such as healthcare, housing, job training programs, and more.