Manna Food Center
Manna Food Center, the main food bank in Montgomery County, strives to eliminate hunger through food distribution, education and advocacy. Manna has distributed more than 43 million pounds of food to more than 2.7 million individuals. Manna provided food to 5 percent of Montgomery County residents this past year. 9311 Gaither Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, 301-424-1130 or www.mannafood.org.
Mercy Health Clinic
Mercy Health Clinic is a free, community-based volunteer organization providing quality healthcare to uninsured, low-income residents of Montgomery County. The clinic, located in Gaithersburg, depends on the expertise of volunteers, healthcare professionals and support from community partners to provide quality care to those in need. The clinic is staffed with medical professionals including family practice physicians, cardiologists, endocrinologists, nurse practitioners, nurse assistants, translators and behavioral health counselors. 7 Metropolitan Court, Suite 1, Gaithersburg, MD 20878, www.mercyhealthclinic.org.
Interfaith Works provides shelter, food, and clothing to low-income and homeless neighbors. 114 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850, , www.iworksmc.org.
Potomac Community Resources
Potomac Community Resources, Inc. provides therapeutic, recreational, social and respite care programs for teens and adults with developmental differences, as well as information about community resources for families. 9200 Kentsdale Drive, Potomac, MD 20854, 301-365-0561 or http://pcr-inc.org/.
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless
Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless, a community-based nonprofit organization, is a leading provider of permanent housing, intermediate housing, emergency shelter and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. MCCH programs serve 1,600 men, women and children each year. 600-B East Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, 301-217-0314 or www.mcch.net.
Shepherd's Table is a non-profit organization in downtown Silver Spring, supported by volunteers, religious organizations, government, businesses, foundations and individual donors. Shepherd’s Table provides help to people who are homeless or in need by providing basic services, including meals, social services, medical support, clothing and other assistance. , 8210 Dixon Ave., Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301-585-6463 or www.shepherdstable.org.
The Fisher House program supports members of the military and their families when they travel great distances for specialized medical care. Fisher House Foundation donates “comfort homes,” built on the grounds of major military and Veterans medical centers, including Walter Reed in Bethesda. These homes enable family members to be close to a loved one at the most stressful times. Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 111 Rockville Pike, Suite 420, Rockville, Maryland 20850, 888-294-8560 or www.fisherhouse.org.
Friends in Action
Founded by Interfaith Works (formerly Community Ministry of Montgomery County) in 1986, Friends in Action recruits and trains a network of people from all faiths and ethnic backgrounds. Volunteer mentoring teams are linked for one year in a supportive relationship to a needy family in their community. The goal of the program is to help the family identify their strengths and develop attainable and manageable goals that guide them toward financial independence and personal well being. 114 West Montgomery Ave., Rockville, MD 20850, 301-762-8682 or www.iworksmc.org/friends-in-action.