January 13, 2021

Online Process to Request Food Assistance Resources Available

Montgomery County residents looking for information on food assistance resources can now request help by completing an online form. Available in seven languages (Amharic, Chinese, English, French, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese), the form is reviewed by a trained resource specialist. Residents receive a return phone call within one business day. 

A specialist will determine an individual’s or family’s food needs and help them locate food assistance in their community. No personally identifiable information is needed to get help.

Information is available about free food distribution sites, free meal and grocery delivery, SNAP (food stamps), local food assistance providers and other resources in the County. Residents can also call 311 and ask for the Food Access Call Center to get help.

The Food Access Call Center opened in June 2020 and has been working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to address the increasing need for food assistance. As of mid-December, the Food Access Call Center has responded to more than 2,000 calls/referrals.

Visit the County’s COVID-19 website for more information on food assistance resources.