As the federal government shutdown continues we want to ensure that all of our employees have information about resources that may be of assistance during this time. The following resources and community organizations may be able to assist with food, rent, and utilities for those who are eligible and qualify.

Food Assistance

DC, Virginia, Maryland

Capital Area Food Bank
Enter your ZIP code to locate your local food bank at

Hunger Lifeline
Provides personalized recommendations to community food resources over the phone.
Phone: 202-644-9807
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Manna Food Center
9311 Gaither Rd, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: 301-424-1130
Call for other locations in Montgomery County

Rockville HELP
15855 Crabbs Branch Way, Derwood, MD 20855
Phone: 301-564-0800

Gaithersburg HELP
301 Muddy Branch Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
Phone: 301-216-2510

Emergency Assistance with Food and Utilities


Catholic Charities Center
Provides emergency rent and utility assistance, groceries from the food pantry, access to many programs, and one-on-one case management to anyone in need living in Montgomery County.
12247 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20902
Phone: 301- 942-1790


Call 2-1-1
For information available for help with rent, utilities, housing services, clothing, jobs, health services, and other needs from anywhere in Northern Virginia, 24/7.

Fairfax County: Coordinated Services Planning (CSP)
Connects Fairfax County residents to county and community-based services and resources.
Phone: 703-222-0880, TTY 711.

Prince William County: ACTS
Provides prescription medication assistance, utility assistance, and food assistance.
3901 Acts LaneDumfries, Virginia 22026
Phone: 703-368-4141

Utility Assistance

D.C. Residents

Pepco customers
Apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program online though the Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE) at

Call 311: Utility Discount Program (UDP)
Schedule an appointment for the program through DOEE which assists eligible D.C. residents with utility costs up to $475 annually:

  • DOEE Office Locations: Interpreter services available, ADA compliant
    • 1207 Taylor St., NW,  Washington, DC 20011 – Serving Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • 2100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20020 – Serving Wards 6, 7, 8

Greater Washington Urban League
Up to $500 in assistance to eligible customers facing disconnection.
Phone: 202-265-8200
Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Apply online at

Maryland Residents

Department of Human Services
Apply online at

Maryland’s Office of Home Energy Programs
Phone: 1-800-332-6347
Call or visit a Local Energy Assistance Office:

  • Frederick Community Action Agency: 100 S Market St, Frederick, MD 21701 | Phone: 301-600-1506
  • Prince George’s County Dept. of Social Services: 425 Brightseat Road, Landover, Md. 20785 | Phone: 301-909-6300
  • Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services: 1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 | Phone: 240-777-4450

Virginia Residents

Dominion Energy
Phone: 1-866-366-4357 and ask for short-term payment extensions

Wireless Providers

Customers affected by the shutdown are eligible for flexible payment options to keep service including cellphones, television and internet running. Make payment arrangements online at or call 611 from AT&T mobile phone or 800-331-0500.

Qualified customers can work with their financial team to find a payment option that works and keep your service uninterrupted during the government shutdown. Impacted customers should call 888-211-4727 or do an online chat at

Short-term account assistance for customers who are federal workers including payment deferral and “flexible payment options” that allow customers to spread their service payments over time. Customers can call T-Mobile Customer Care to discuss options at 611 from a T-Mobile device or 877-746-0909 from any phone.

Flexible payment options and a “Promise to Pay” program that can be set up in the My Verizon app or website. Further assistance is available by calling

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