Ride On Food Drive - May 26 to June 1, 2024 - Give and Ride FREE

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The Montgomery County Department of Transportation’s Ride On Transit Services is conducting a food drive from May 26 to June 1, 2024 in partnership with Manna Food Center. All food donations will go to Manna Foods to help members of our community who are in need.  Manna's current food inventory is lower than usual, so every donation will be helpful. In the 11th most affluent county in the nation, there are thousands of food insecure families. We're asking everyone to donate and make a difference. 

Non-perishable food items can be dropped off on all Ride On, extRa, Flex and Flash buses and you ride free. Please bring additional donations for transfers or new rides.

Most needed food items / Alimentos más necesarios:

  • Instant oatmeal / Avena instantánea
  • Brown rice / Arroz integral
  • Whole grain pasta / Pasta integral
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken (in water) / Conservas de atún, salmón, pollo (en agua)
  • Dried or canned beans / Frijoles secos o enlatados
  • Natural nut butters / Mantequillas de frutos secos naturales
  • Canned vegetables / Vegetales enlatados
  • Canned fruit (in juice) / Fruta enlatada (en jugo)
  • Fruit cups / Ensalada de frutas empacada
  • Shelf-stable, individual milk boxes / Cajas de leche individuales de larga duración
  • Cooking oil / Aceite de cocina
  • Spices / Especias

Food donations will also be accepted at the following locations:

County-Owned Buildings

County Libraries
  • White Oak Library: 
    • 11701 New Hampshire Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20904; 240-773-9555
  • Olney Library:
    • 3500 Olney-Laytonsville Road, Olney, MD 20832; 240-773-9545
  • Long Branch Library
    • 8800 Garland Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20901; 240-777-0910
  • Davis Library (North Bethesda):
    • 6400 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20817; 240-777-0922
  • Gaithersburg Library:
    • 18330 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg, MD 20879; 240-773-9490
  • Executive Office Building:
    101 Monroe Street
    Rockville, MD 20850
  • County Council Office Building:
    100 Maryland Avenue
    Rockville, MD 20850


Manna Food Center Locations

  • Manna Food Center Warehouse:
    9311 Gaither Rd
    Gaithersburg, MD 20877
  • Manna Food Center, Administrative Office:
    12301 Old Columbia Pike
    Silver Spring, MD 20904

Thanks in advance for your support! We can make a difference.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation
Montgomery County Transit
Manna Food Center