You may be eligible to receive a 3-5 day supply of food from our Food Pantry.

How to Receive Food
Gaithersburg HELP provides food services to Gaithersburg area residents by appointment-only.

Gaithersburg HELP operates the pantry on a by-appointment basis

Currently guests can pick up food 9 times in a 6 month period.

We strive to provide a nutritious selection of food to our recipients. Here is a list of items that are typically included in food packages:

  • Cereal
  • Milk
  • Canned or jar goods (vegetables, jelly, fruit, chicken, peanut butter, soup, spaghetti sauce, tuna)
  • Rice, pasta, and dried beans
  • Bread
  • Eggs and Cheese
  • Frozen meats


Note: Dietary or special requests are honored when possible; clients with infants also receive rice cereal and baby food; clients residing in motels receive can openers and disposable utensils and plates, if needed.

Call us today at 301-216-2510 #1 if you are in need of food assistance.


The Holiday Giving Project of Montgomery County is now open. Please contact your case worker, HOC resident counselor or your child’s pupil personnel worker or counselor for a referral.

The deadline for making a referral for a Thanksgiving basket is: October 22, 2018; the deadline for December Holiday basket is: November 19, 2018.

For a referral or for additional information, contact Montgomery County 311 Call Center during regular business hours.