Capital Area Food Bank

Direct Distribution

Every month, the Capital Area Food Bank hosts several direct distributions out in the community at community centers and schools within DC, Maryland and Virginia. Volunteers will assist in the distribution of fresh produce and non-perishable food to clients. Some locations include the Langley Park Distribution Center, Arlington Direct Distribution Center, Ambassador Baptist Church, and several schools.

Visit their website for more information.  Sort their resources (and those of their partners) by zip code here.

Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities provides Food Assistance at a variety of locations. Share Food Network Monthly value packages cost just $22 and include $40-$45 worth of basic and healthy groceries, and always four to six pounds of frozen proteins and eight to 12 pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables, sometimes with seasonal grocery or dessert items. Locations:

Additional Information: 

Manna Food

"Manna stands as the premier food bank of Montgomery County, providing food to 32,000 individuals each year and helping distribute rescued food to soup kitchens, food pantries and emergency shelters county-wide. Nearly every social service organization in Montgomery County relies on Manna to provide food to their clients, and we are honored to play our part in the strong social safety net.  Also operating as a food pantry, Manna directly reaches into the community through a network of distribution sites in every quadrant of the county." 

Main location is in Gaithersburg, however they have multiple satellite sites.  See attached document for locations. Provides 3-4 days worth of food. Program is  income based. Clients may receive food once every 30 days. A new referral is needed for each pick up.  Can request vegetarian boxes, diabetic boxes , and baby food/formula when available.

Distribution Sites Sheet in English

Manna Food Center Referral Form

Nourish Now

1111 Taft St Rockville, MD 20850

Appointments can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.

Distribution is 11am to 3:30pm Monday through Thursday and 11am to 3pm on Friday.

Nourish Now’s services are free to the public. Referrals from social service agencies are preferred, but not required. All client appointments and food pickups are handled Monday through Friday. All appointments must be scheduled with a Nourish Now employee over the phone or in person. Plan and schedule your pick-up 3-7 business days ahead to request your choice of appointment. If taking public transportation, please bring reusable grocery bags or a cart. No walk-in or same-day appointments are available at this time. Please bring a Photo ID. Call 301.330.0222 to schedule an appointment.

Saint Luke's Food Pantry

Located At: 

Saint Luke Lutheran Church and School

9100 Colesville Road Silver Spring, MD 20910

Phone: 301-588-4363



Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 3pm

See attached flier for more information

St. Luke's Church

Shepard's Table: Soup Kitchen

8106 Georgia Ave. Silver Spring, MD 20910


Meals are served 

Monday-Friday: Breakfast: 7:30-8:25am Lunch: 12:00-12:55pm Dinner: 6:00-7:25pm

Saturday-Sunday: Brunch: 10:30am-11:25am Dinner: 6:00-7:25pm

In addition to serving meals Shepard's Table offers clothing/toiletries, access to vision care, a resource center to check mail, use the telephone, get prescription assistance, and much more. We also have a bi-lingual counselor on-site.  Visit their website for more information.