Our Programs

Partner Pantries Program

Partner Pantries

We proudly fill the pantries of more than 70 partner agencies in Montgomery County with both grocery products and non-food items. Partner Pantries are two-thirds of our distribution and this allows us to support homeless families and teens, youth aged out of foster care, emergency shelters for teens, treatment centers, battered women’s shelters, and more.

Mobile Market Program

Mobile Markets

We are where our clients are. Mobile Markets provide our clients with groceries at pop-up onsite events reaching up to 300-400 families in rural food desert areas and after work hours. Boxes of fresh meat, produce, and dry goods are given onsite.

Senior Distributions - Delivering to Seniors

Senior Distributions

Within just a couple of decades, older people are projected to outnumber children for the first time in U.S. history. With that comes more seniors facing hunger. In response, we deliver fresh, nutritious groceries directly to seniors at 11 different locations in Montgomery County, most being senior low-income apartment complexes.

School Distributions Program

School Distributions

Did you know that one in four children are food insecure in Montgomery County? We work with our community school districts to provide nutritious, kid-friendly food during the weekend for children who are at risk of hunger via school pantries and our Backpack Buddy program.

Nutrition Education Program

Nutritional Education

We want our clients to know how to prepare our food into healthy options for their tables. Classes in nutrition are offered to low-income adults and children at locations throughout our service area. Courses cover a variety of topics, including the basics of good nutrition, how to shop for groceries on a budget, and how to prepare fresh produce and other healthy foods as economically as possible. Courses can be offered as one-time events or as a series, which can offer rewards to participants for completing all classes.


Green Initiatives

We are working to increase our fresh produce distribution in the Produce Rescue Center, but we can’t do it without you! As with most of our efforts, we rely heavily on the help of our volunteers.

Since its inception in 2017, MCFB's Produce Rescue Center has helped save over 19 million pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables from the landfill, redirecting them to the tables of our neighbors in need.

Learn About Produce Rescue