Nourish Now strives to serve diverse populations through our food distribution programs. We collaborate with local nonprofits, government agencies, food businesses, civic organizations, and corporations in Montgomery County, Maryland to provide food assistance for people of all ages and living situations. Our services are available to youth, the elderly, families, social services, shelters and any organizations that offer food assistance to the community.
Learn more about how families and individuals can Receive Food Assistance from Nourish Now. To learn more about the food recovery side of our operations, take a look at our Food Donor Partners.
YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS & SCHOOLS
We partner with local schools to provide food before, during and after class through our S.N.A.C.K. Program (Student Nutrition Access in Class for grades K-12). In addition we partner with community centers, extracurricular programs, and youth organizations to provide food for after school activities, spring break & summer camps and special events. Children and students receive a variety of donations including water, juice, and healthy snacks during classes, hot meals served after school for students and their families, and fresh produce for the weekend.
S.N.A.C.K. Program Recipients
- Arcola Elementary
- Bells Mill Elementary
- CCAC Academy
- Forest Oak Middle
- Gaithersburg Elementary
- Georgian Forest Eelementary
- Germantown Global Connection
- Glen Haven Eelementary
- Maryvale Elementary
- Seneca Valley High
- Sheppard Pratt Gaithersburg
- Summit Hall Elementary
- Thomas Edison CREA High
- Viers Mill Elementary
- Wheaton Woods Elementary
ELDERLY CARE FACILITIES & OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Elderly care facilities and programs that assist the elderly receive donations of prepared meals, fresh produce, and other essential groceries for their residents. Case workers from these organizations may pick up food donations for their clients at our regularly scheduled distributions. Find a food distribution location near you on our Receive Food Assistance page.
FAMILY FOOD SERVICES
Families receive a 5-day supply of food from our distribution sites on a first-come, first-served basis. Everyone receives a Family Relief Box containing non-perishables, as well as a nutritious selection of fresh produce, dairy, prepared meals, and more.
Agencies that connect families and individuals to safety net resources, like food assistance, receive regular food donations from Nourish Now. With access to additional forms of aid, including medical, legal, and mental health counseling, as well as transportation, education, clothing, furniture, and financial aid, our clients have more resources to alleviate the symptoms of poverty.
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING & HOMELESS SHELTERS
Nourish Now primarily donates prepared meals to shelters for homeless families and individuals, including transitional housing organizations throughout Montgomery County, MD. Our donation of meals helps each shelter to fill the gaps between their budgeted food spending and meals donated by the community.
FOOD PANTRIES & SOUP KITCHENS
Since our founding in 2011, the core of our programming has been aimed at eliminating hunger through food recovery. Early on we realized the benefits of widespread collaboration and the ability to multiply our impact. Many food assistance organizations in Montgomery County, MD receive Nourish Now’s recovered food donations. By working together, we are able to serve more people in need in our communities a higher quality of food, while reserving thousands of dollars in food spending for our partners and their clients.