Programs and Services
Community Food pantry
The RCDC Community Food Distribution program consists of the food pantry and nutritional education programs geared toward serving low-income individuals and families in need. This program is staffed by a group of dedicated volunteers. Our pantry is the only pantry in the local area that provides fresh produce on a consistent weekly basis. Clients are served from throughout the Maryland, DC and Virginia area and can self-refer based on need.
Emergency Safety Net Services
To include (referrals must be requested by a recognized Social Service or Partner Agency)
Assistance provided based on social service agency referral and court-ordered eviction
Utility Cut-off Prevention/Reconnection
Assistance provided based on social service agency referral to prevent cut-offs and/or reconnections of utility services
We accept referrals only from the following agencies:
- Department of Health and Human Services
- Catholic Charities
- Housing Opportunities Commission Housing Stabilization
- Interfaith Works
- Jewish Social Services (JSSA)
- Ministries United Silver Spring (MUSST)
Temporary Homelessness Prevention
Assistance provided to temporarily provide housing for up to one week when The Crisis Center or Shelters are unable to place. Referral Required.
Holiday Giving Project
The Holiday Giving Project has been serving Montgomery County families in need for over 30 years, and RCDC has been a partner for 15 years. This program is a collaborative group of agencies working together to assist those unable to purchase the traditional American trimmings during the Thanksgiving and December Holidays. Families are referred to this program through social service agencies and school counselors.