How to Receive Food


If You Need Food

You're not alone. Manna Food Center has given food to more than 2.5 million people since 1983. You will need to get a referral every time you pick up food from Manna.

Manna Food Center only serves residents of Montgomery County, Maryland.

Getting a referral is quick and easy

You will need to get a referral every time you pick up food from Manna. You can get a referral by contacting Manna's main office during our regular business hours at 301-424-1130. You must speak with a Manna referral representative who will ask you some simple questions to verify that you qualify for services and are eligible to receive food.

If you need a referral outside of Manna's normal business hours, you may contact the Department of Health and Human Services by calling the Montgomery County Information and Referral line at 240-777-0311.

You can also get a referral to pick up food from Manna from any of the 360 Referral Agencies that work with Manna. Here are just a few of them.

  • Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Adventist Community Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Bethesda Cares
  • CASA of Maryland
  • Catholic Charities
  • Community Ministries of Rockville (CMR)
  • Crisis Center
  • East County Regional Service Center
  • Family Services Agency
  • Gaithersburg Help
  • Germantown Help
  • Housing Opportunities Commission (HOC) of Montgomery County
  • Identity
  • Interfaith Works
  • Linkages to Learning
  • Mental Health Association
  • Mid-county Regional Services
  • Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
  • On Our Own of Montgomery County
  • Rockville Help
  • Salvation Army of Montgomery County
  • Silver Spring Drop-In Center
  • Spanish Catholic Center
  • St. Camillus Church
  • St. Luke's House
  • The Lords Table
  • Threshold Services
  • Upper Montgomery Assistance Network
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program
  • WUMCO