Pet Food and People Food Needed for Pantries

The Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center (MCASAC) and its nonprofit partner MCPAW are collecting pet food for county residents who need help.

Donations of canned and dry pet food (and litter) can be left in the bins outside MCASAC, 7315 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood. Dog food is needed in particular.

Monetary donations for the purchase of pet food are also accepted. Checks should be made out to Donations are tax deductible.

A weekly pet food distribution, no questions asked, is held on Saturdays from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Shrine of St. Jude Catholic Church, 12701 Viers Mill Road, Rockville, 20853

Call 301-437-6189 or 240-462-5000 for more information on the pet food pantry.

Food for People, Too

The pet food pantry operates in proximity to the food pantry at St. Jude’s which serves nearly 400 families weekly on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. The food pantry is almost empty, and in desperate need of food and monetary donations.

Below are the most needed items for the pantry:

canned tuna and chicken

canned soups

canned fruits, vegetables and tomatoes

canned pork and beans

small bags of beans and rice

small bags or boxes of pasta

peanut butter, jelly and jams (plastic jars)

cereal and cans of oatmeal

boxed pasta and pasta sauce (plastic jars)

boxed mac and cheese

fruit juice (plastic jar)

paper towel and toilet paper

Wish list items: Baby Diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, feminine hygiene products, deodorant and travel size soap, shampoo and toothpaste.

St. Jude is also in need of monetary donations as well as gift cards to grocery stores.

Make checks payable to: "SHRINE ST. JUDE" and in the line write "St. Stephens Pantry." Mail to: Shrine of St. Jude Catholic Church, 12701 Viers Mill Road, Rockville, 20853

Regular staffed drop-off days and times are on Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

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