Montgomery County Awards Grants To Nonprofits To Help With Food Insecurity

The COVID-19 pandemic has had massive economic implications and has hit many people who were already living paycheck to paycheck.

And now with many people struggling, nonprofits all over Montgomery County are working to help struggling residents have access to food. Food insecurity is a major issue, especially during this pandemic, and people need help to feed their families. And what’s really key in these awards is the priority that Montgomery County has put on ensuring that cultural groups have access to food as well. This includes ensuring that kosher and halal meals will be available as well.


In a press release, County Executive Marc Elrich said this about these nonprofits receiving the funding to help with food insecurity:

The need for food assistance has grown dramatically because of this pandemic, and I am appreciative of the work with many of our community partners to get food to our residents as best as possible. We will continue our work together to address the needs of our residents during this difficult time.

The actual grant awards range in size from $7,000 up to $60,000, with this grant, The COVID-19 Emergency Food Access Grant, being awarded as part of a partnership between the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, the Montgomery County Food Council and the and the Healthcare Initiative Foundation.

Below is a list of the actual recepients of this grant:

  • Adventist Community Services
  • AHC, Inc
  • American Diversity Group
  • American Muslim Senior Society
  • Bethel World
  • CASA
  • Catholic Charities
  • Chinese Cultural and Community Center
  • Direct Support for Immigrants
  • Gaithersburg HELP
  • Germantown Black Rock Hub
  • Goshen United Methodist Church
  • Help for Life Foundation
  • Hindu American Community Services
  • Hughes United Methodist Church
  • Humanity First USA
  • Indonesian American Association
  • International Cultural Athletic Association
  • Islamic Center of Maryland
  • Islamic Community Center of Potomac
  • Jewish Council for the Aging
  • Kingdom Fellowship AME Church
  • Kings and Priests Courts International Ministries
  • Korean, Community Service Center of Greater Washington
  • Latin American Youth Center, Manna Food Center
  • Nourish Now, Rainbow CDC
  • Salvation Army, Shepherd’s Table
  • Silver Spring Christian Reformed Church
  • So What Else
  • The Living Legends Awards for Service to Humanity
  • Up2Us Foundation
  • Vietnamese Americans Services
  • Washington Youth Foundation
  • Women Who Care Ministries, and YMCA Youth & Family Services

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