The City of Rockville is dedicated to helping its community members. We’ve compiled a list of city and county resources for residents and businesses.
We are all in this together.
For food assistance resources, and opportunities for individuals and organizations to support community needs, visit Montgomery County Food Council.
Meals for Kids
Grab-and-go meals for children up to age 18 are being distributed 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday – Friday. No appointment necessary. View the list of locations.
Homeowners and Renters
Montgomery County residents experiencing financial difficulties are encouraged to reach out to the Housing Initiative Partnership counselors at 301-916-5946.
Water: Gov. Larry Hogan has issued an emergency order that prohibits electric, gas, water, sewage, phone, cable TV and internet service provider companies from shutting off any residential customer’s service, or charging any residential late fees during the COVID-19 emergency.
If you’ve recently received a shut-off notice from the City of Rockville, you can disregard it.
Evictions: A governor’s emergency order prohibits Maryland courts from ordering the eviction of any tenant who can show that their failure to pay rent was the result of COVID-19 — for example, because of lost or reduced unemployment, or needing to care for a school-aged child — or because they are diagnosed with, or being tested for, COVID-19.
The senior center’s Call and Ride program is available during this crisis to provide taxi coupons to seniors in need of transportation. Seniors, living in the city limits of Rockville, in need of transportation can call 240-314-8810 for assistance.
Seniors in need of meals can call 240-314-8810, distributions are scheduled for Wednesdays.
Maryland’s Senior Call Check Program is a daily call program to verify senior’s wellbeing. Participants can register on Maryland’s website and choose a time for their scheduled call.
Senior-only Shopping Hours
Select grocery stores are offering “seniors-only” shopping hours. Grocery stores in Rockville include: Giant, Target, Dawson’s Market, Whole Foods and Grosvenor Market. Hours vary by location. View the complete list of locations and hours.
Help for Businesses
Small businesses can find information about U.S. Small Business Administration disaster loans and apply here.
To assist Rockville’s businesses, Rockville Economic Development, Inc. created a resources page to financial assistance and clarification about what qualifies as a non-essential business.
Wellness and Mental Health
The coronavirus pandemic is causing increased stress and anxiety for all of us. As the news unfolds, and more support becomes available, the Mental Health Association of Maryland has curating a list of trusted resources to help you take care of yourself during this unusual, and potentially difficult, time.
HOW YOU CAN HELP
Want to help local Rockville businesses during a tough time? Here’s how:
- Order takeout or pickup (and tip a little extra, if you can afford it).
- Buy gift cards online.
- Shop at the business’ online store.
- Leave a positive review.
- Share information about the business to social media.
Volunteering and Being a Good Neighbor
Many Montgomery County residents, seeing their neighbors and members of the community in distress, are looking to help and volunteer during these difficult times. Learn ways you can help.