Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10:30 p.m. (Please see the food distribution update below)
Current Operating Status: Limited Operations
All ministry activities previously scheduled for the week of May 24th through May 30th have been postponed. Our staff will be working from home but checking email and phone messages several times each day. Kingdom Fellowship will also be providing free groceries for the and financial assistance for our members. In order to register please visit this page and complete the form.
We have also created several resources for you and your family that can be found on our resources page.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
The safety of our members, staff and visitors is our utmost concern. We are taking the following precautions at Kingdom Fellowship:
WHAT YOU CAN DO
There are simple measures you can take to protect yourself and help us reduce the spread of Coronavirus in our community.
If you feel sick or are caring for someone who is sick:
Senior Call-Check Program Recommended During COVID-19 Outbreak
The Maryland Department of Aging is issuing additional information on the Senior Call Check program as a free resource to MD residents over 65+ and recommending all seniors use the program as a resource during the COVID-19 global pandemic. Senior Call Check phone lines are open M-F 8 am-5 pm and Saturday 9 am-3 pm. During these hours, seniors can call toll-free 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-0560) and register. Registration is also available online at aging.maryland.gov.
* The verification and enrollment process can be completed within 24 hours Monday – Saturday.
* This service will provide free daily calls to Marylander’s 65 and over who register. We will provide messages and updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak where to find support if you need it.
* Finally, regarding our emergency preparedness for handling possible disruption from COVID-19, we can provide you information at this time of need.
This program is the first-in-the-nation, statewide, free program designed to help keep older adults safe while aging in their homes. All Maryland residents, 65 and older, are invited to sign up for a daily call at a time convenient to their lifestyle. The Senior Call Check participants receive an automated call every day. These calls will take place within a time frame chosen by the participant. If the participant does not answer their first call, they will be called two additional times in the same day. If those calls go unanswered, an alternate person, selected by the participant, will be notified. This alternate could be an adult child, a neighbor, or anyone designated as a reliable contact. The alternate will then be asked to check on the participant. For those who do not have an alternate or whose alternate is unresponsive, the state will call local law enforcement to conduct a wellness check. For more information on this program and to register, call 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-4325) or visitaging.maryland.gov. Please help spread the word to seniors living alone at home.
Special Video Message to Older Seniors
This video from our Maryland Secretary of Aging is informative for older seniors who need information about COVID-19.
Local Grocery Stores and National Store Chains in Montgomery County To Offer Special “Seniors-Only” Shopping Hours
County Executive Marc Elrich is recognizing local stores that have set aside special times for seniors as they shop for groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Thursday, March 19, four local grocery stores and two national chains will open their doors to seniors (60 and over) only, allowing them to shop among a smaller group of people and without the increased possibility of COVID-19 infection. Target and Whole Foods are each offering “seniors-only” shopping hours in all of their Montgomery County stores and four local stores are also participating in this special program. The hours vary from store to store. Check this list for specific hours. Participating stores:
If you would like to serve with us in the community please visit our Kingdom Cares page.
Below is an important update from Manna Food Center for Montgomery County Residents.
Manna Food Center (Manna) understands that the COVID-19 crisis has hit the service industry particularly hard, displacing many workers, and creating more food insecurity in our community. In response, Manna is temporarily waiving income requirements to provide food to any Montgomery County resident impacted.
We are pleased to share that we will operate 20 sites to provide Grab-N-Go meals for students. You can find the list of locations here. Free meals will be provided Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Students do not have to present ID to receive meals but must be under 18 years old. They can visit any of the sites to receive a nutritious meal.COVID-19 crisis. We are currently distributing food on our regular schedule at all our distribution sites.
Schedule: Call 301-424-1130 to make an appointment by 3 PM the day before you want to pick up.
Eligibility: Right now eligibility for food remains at every 30 days.
Manna has their new Manna Market just minutes from Kingdom Fellowship
Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am -12 pm and 4 – 7 pm
Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 am – 12 pm and 1 – 3 pm
1st Saturday of the month from 9 am – 12 pm
*Participant Choice Market (like a small grocery store)
12301 Old Columbia Pike
Silver Spring, MD 20904 (Get directions)
For More information: