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Manna Food Center
9311 Gaither Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
301-424-1130  |
½ mile from Shady Grove Road

United Way #8846
CFC #23028

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How to Receive Food

If You Need Food

You're not alone. According to Maryland Hunger Solutions and Feeding America, between 72,000 and 82,000 people in Montgomery County experience hunger and food insecurity. Manna Food Center currently provides food to nearly 40,000 individuals in the county each year. To be eligible for services you must be a Montgomery County resident.

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