Montgomery County Food Bank Response to
COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Montgomery County Food Bank (MCFB) continues to serve our clients via our 70+ partner agencies, independent school districts, and mobile market distributions. We are supporting our partners with changes in distribution models that carry safety protocols to mitigate the risk of the spread of illness. The MCFB is monitoring the situation closely and taking necessary precautions to help make sure that food and product remains safe and that our distributions and volunteer activities can continue.

The Montgomery County Food Bank is committed to the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. We are closely monitoring announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure that we are following their recommended guidelines. In addition, MCFB is taking the following proactive and voluntary steps to help reduce contact and/or spread of COVID-19:

  • Providing gloves to all volunteers handling food at our warehouses
  • Making hand sanitizers available throughout our warehouses
  • Increasing the visibility and importance of hand washing in the restrooms and throughout the facility
  • Advising people to avoid touching their eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands
  • Advising people to avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Advising staff and volunteers to stay home if they display signs of illness or come into contact with affected individuals

Below, we have provided answers to questions regarding COVID-19 (the Coronavirus).

  1. Is MCFB still open and continuing its daily operations?

Yes, MCFB is still open and continuing our operations as normal. 

  1. Is MCFB still accepting volunteers on-site?

Yes, Montgomery County Food Bank is still accepting volunteers. MCFB relies heavily on individuals and volunteer groups to help us in our warehouse, at food distribution sites, and at MCFB events. Below is a checklist for volunteers to utilize for the safety of all those that visit the MCFB. If you or your volunteer group are unable to fulfill your shift, please notify us as we begin to assess and adjust.

  • Have you had a fever within the past 24 hours?
  • Do you have symptoms of a respiratory illness (e.g. sore throat, cough or shortness of breath)?
  • Have you had diarrheal illness within the past 48 hours?
  • Have you traveled to China, Japan, South Korea, Italy or Iran in the last 14 days AND become sick?
  • Have you or a close contact tested positive for COVID-19 or influenza?

If you respond NO to ALL these screening questions, please join us!

If you answer YES to any of the questions, we kindly ask that you refrain from participating.

You can sign up to volunteer by visiting our website HERE. Please note, there are age restrictions.

  1. Is MCFB closing any food distributions due to COVID-19?

No, MCFB does not anticipate closing any of our food distribution sites due to COVID-19 at this time. For a full list of our regular food distribution partners throughout Montgomery County, please visit  HERE

  1. Is MCFB hosting special COVID-19 food distributions for people in need?

 MCFB distributes food to more than 30,000 individuals a month in Montgomery County. We do this in partnership with more than 60 partner agencies.  At this time, MCFB does not anticipate adding special distributions due to COVID-19. If you or someone you know is in need of food assistance, please visit HERE for a list of available distributions throughout Montgomery County.

  1. What is MCFB doing to reduce contact and/or the spread COVID-19?

MCFB is committed to the safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. We are closely monitoring announcements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to ensure that we are following their recommended guidelines. MCFB is taking the following proactive and voluntary steps to help reduce contact and/or spread of COVID-19 while visiting.

  • Providing gloves to all volunteers handling food at our warehouses
  • Making hand sanitizers available throughout our warehouses
  • Increasing the visibility and importance of hand washing in the restrooms and throughout the facility
  • Recommending people avoid touching their eyes, nose, mouth with unwashed hands
  • Recommending people avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Recommending staff, clients, volunteers and donors to stay away from work, school or other people if they become sick with respiratory symptoms such as fever and cough

For more information on COVID-19, please visit the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website. This page will be updated as new information is received and we will adjust towards the best interest of all we serve, and those that serve with us.

If you like to support our efforts please donate with the button below:

COVID-19 Mobile Markets

Additional Pantry info can be found HERE

Montgomery County Food Bank serves an average of 35,000+ individuals each month.